What is Vial capping machine?
Vial Capping machine are used to apply the flip off cap or tear off cap on sealed Glass Vial or bottle. Thus, Vial capping machine is quite imperative technology in injectable formulation plant since they assured ideal hermetic seal & hence integrity of Drug / medicine inside the Glass vial or bottle.
Classification of Injectable Formulation Plant:
These Injectable formulation plants are broadly divided in following section:
· Large Volume Parenterals are sterile injectable drugs packaged in containers labelled as containing more than 100 ml
· Most are terminally sterilized, but some can be sterilized by filtration and aseptically processed.
Example :Glass Bottle Like 100 ml Glass bottle , 250 ml Glass Bottle , 500 ml Glass Bottle and 1000 ml Glass Bottle
· Small Volume Parenterals are sterile injectable drugs packaged in containers labelled as containing less than 100 mL that are terminally sterilized.
Example: Glass Vial Like 2ml ,5 ml , 10 ml , 20 ml , 50 ml vial both molded vial as well as Tubular vial
· Small Volume Parenterals are sterilized by filtration and aseptically processed
· Small Volume Parenteral are sterilized by filtration, aseptically filled and lyophilized.
· Sterile liquid (other than suspensions and emulsions)
Significance of Vial Capping Machine
· The vial cap provides final closure element of a sealed vial thus warrant the integrity of the drug / medicine.
· The capped vial protects the stopper from outer damage, even as firmly holding stopper in the fully seated sealed position.
· Quality vial capping, which can be helpful to paramedical staff during injection process for smoothly removing the cap without compromising the sterility of drug.
How Typically Vial Capping Machine works?
The basic working of Vial Capping machine is divided among the following assembly of machine.
· in feed conveyor
· Feed worm assembly
· Star wheel assembly
· Vibrator cap feeding unit
· Capping Turret
Load the Sufficient caps in Vibratory Bowl. The Vials are received from in feed of conveyor and moved to feed worm assy through the slat conveyor. Feed worm will create space between two vials, before it is moved in in-feed star wheel.
Vibratory bowl feeds the cap into the cap chute continuously. If there is no sufficient caps in chute, NO-CAP sensor (Fiber optic Sensor) will give signal to control panel & Machine will Stop.
Now, at In feed star vial index further, take a cap from chute and transfer to Main capping turret wheel. capping head & Turret rotate clockwise, move down the cam operated capping head one by one with cap die, hold the vial with cap, rotate further and sealing chuck will make a thread on cap & seal it properly.
After completion of cap sealing procedure at last station, capping head moves up and release the sealed vial. Now at out feed star plate, neat and cleaned capped vials will index further and transfer to discharge end of conveyor.
Finally, vial moves to the other on-line connected machine through the conveyor. Totalizer (Counter) will give information of Total No. of capped/sealed vials.
Type of Vial capping machine
Today, vial capping machine are available in variety of configuration. They are normally classified in two categories: Automatic and Semi automatic.
Semi Automatic Vial capping machine
Semi automatic Vial Capping machine is suitable Engineering solution for start-up industries where production demand is low. The machine can deliver 30 vial per minute output depending upon operator proficiency. Qualitative ROPP Capping result due to use of motorized sealing head.
Single Head Automatic Vial capping machine
The Automatic Single Head Vial Capping machine is extension to that of semi Automatic Vial Capping machine which adopts single motor which is concise & synchronizes conveyor, star wheels, platform turret. Automatic Single Head vial Capping machine Rcan deliver 50 Bottle per minute.
Multi Head Vial capping machine:
The series of Multi head Rotary Vial Capping Machine are dedicated to the capping of vials for injectable products which is very critical part of the production process, since they guarantee hermetic seal & hence integrity of the drug inside the container. Depending upon the output requirement, these series of Multi head rotary vial capping machine are available in assorted configuration like 4 head, 6 head, 8 head & 12 head. The series of multi head Rotary vial capping machines can deliver output of 120 Vials per minute to 400 vials per minute depending upon selected configuration.
What is ROPP Cap?
Before understanding ROPP Capping machine or application, it is supremely important to know about what is ROPP Cap.
ROPP Cap is a type of bottle closure & its full form is Roll on Pilfer Proof. It is kind of Metal cap generally made using fine grade of Aluminium as Aluminium imparts the benefit of ductility. It must be frazzled that, in practice, there is no such thing as pilfer proof, only there is tamper evidence & there have been many cases wherein Ropp capped wine bottle later on replaced with cold tea, with no evidence of entry between cap and bottle. ROPP Caps are widely used in a type of industries like pharmaceutical, distilleries, wine and beverage etc.
How ROPP Cap applied?
A ROPP Cap is applied as a cap with cylindrical cross section and no thread. When ROPP Cap applied over bottle at that time, the cap is distorted over the thread of a bottle and base of cap get deformed around securing ring in the bottle neck.
Machinery for applying ROPP Cap:
Machinery which is used to apply ROPP caps is called an ROPP capping machine. There are wide ranges of ROPP Capping machine available & they can be selected based on the output requirement of the production line.
How typical ROPP Capping machine work:
The basic working of ROPP Capping machine is divided among the following assembly of machine.
· in feed conveyor
· Feed worm assembly
· Star wheel assembly
· Cap feeder unit
· Capping Turret
Continuously fed from upstream machine to the in feed conveyor belt of ROPP Capping machine and move further through in feed worm for correct spacing between two bottles and transferred to the in feed star wheel.
Meanwhile, ROPP caps kept in cap feeder unit like orientation unit or vibrator feeder unit which automatically orient caps in right direction before entering into delivery chute. And Bottle is entering below the sealing head, consist of total four rollers.
Two rollers properly Skirts, Spins and Seals the cap and simultaneously another two roller performs perfect threading according to bottle neck diameter.
After sealing operation, ROPP sealing head moves upward with help of cam and bottle move with exit star wheel and Move further on conveyor belt for next operation.
Type of ROPP capping machine in Market:
Today in Industry, ROPP Capping machine are available in various configuration from Semi automatic to Multi head configuration in order to contest production requirement.
Economical ROPP capping machine:
Economical ROPP Capping machine are also known as Semi Automatic ROPP Capping machine. Semi automatic ROPP Capping machine is appropriate Engineering solution for start-up industries where production demand is low & qualitative ROPP Sealing / capping required. The machine can deliver 30 Bottle per minute output depending upon operator competence. Qualitative ROPP Capping result due to use of motorized sealing head.
Automatic Single Head ROPP capping machine:
The Automatic Single Head ROPP Capping machine is extension to that of Economical ROPP Capping machine which adopts single motor which is concise & synchronizes conveyor, star wheels, platform turret. Automatic Single Head ROPP Capping machine R can deliver 50 Bottle per minute output depending upon container Diameter.
Multi head ROPP Capping Machine:
The Series of Automatic Multi Head Rotary ROPP Capping Machine contain various models like 4 head ROPP Capping machine, 6 head ROPP Capping machine, 8 head ROPP Capping machine, 12 Head ROPP Capping machine & Particular Model can be selected according to output requirement. Output speed is from 100 containers per minute to 300 containers per minute.
N.K Industries has 3 decade of experience in designing the range of Capping machine including ROPP Capping machine, Screw capping machine, Lug Capping machine, and Vial Capping machine with over 2500 successful installation in INDIA and abroad.
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Summary of Editorial:
This editorial describes significance of sticker labeling machine technology in the modern era of packaging field as labeling is an crucial part of the packaging processes carried out in manufacturing industries, which is used to increase brand awareness. This article also illustrates different type of sticker labeling machine available in order to labelling the various shaped container like round, flat, cylindrical and oval.
In this era of rapid automation in modern packaging line, sticker labeling machine has become important technology to increase the brand awareness of product quickly in industries like Pharmaceuticals, Distilleries & Breweries, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Lube & Edible Oil, Pesticides, and Food etc.
Basic function of this technology:
This technology / machine used to apply the self adhesive type of label on rigid container automatically.
Technology at Glance in modern packaging Line:
In packaging line, containers are generally first getting washed - then container get filled with the help of filling machine and after that cap applied over them with the help of capping machine. After that label need to apply on container body for a unique identity. With the help of packaging labels containing the brand name, the product can easily be identified and differentiated from other ones. The Exterior of products also increases with attractive packaging labels fixed on them. Labeling products especially in bulk industrial applications can be very prolonged and also a monotonous task. Therefore, Sticker labeling machines are employed to accelerate labeling task while decreasing the time required completing the process.
Choosing of this technology:
Choosing of this technology is also mind-numbing task. And it get changes according to shape of container, output need of packaging line, number of sticker i.e one side, double side need to apply on container. So according to that in industries, different type of sticker labeling machine available according to the shape of container like
· For Round bottle
· For Flat bottle
· For Oval bottle
· For Ampoule (it is like cylindrical container)
How Sticker labeling machine generally works?
Sticker labeling machine is being equipped with PLC, HMI (Human Machine interface), and Latest Servo motor with driver, gap sensor, product sensor (Which is special Background Suppression sensor and imported gear motor. We mainly used highly quality metallurgical composition & CE certified electronics to match international quality standard.
Machine conveyor will receive container from upstream machine & those container are already being filled and sealed, it will be separated by the feeding roller assembly to keep up the pre determined space between the two containers according to the label length and container diameter.
Label is placed on the container immediately when it will be sensed by the product sensor, it ensures instant adhesive of label's edge. Then it passes through the pressing unit resulting in precise registration and crease-free labeling application.
In conclusion, Sticker labeling machine is important technology for various industries to increase brand awareness of their product. But at that time it is to be noted that choosing of correct labeling machine can greatly enhance their productivity, quality with reduced workforce.
This Articles has been written by Kirti Kalidas Mevada and he has 3 decade of experience in designing and manufacturing the range of industrial machine which cater the various industrial segment like Pharmaceuticals, Distilleries & Breweries, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Lube & Edible Oil, Pesticides, and Food.
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