Filling Machine Revamping and Re-tooling
This project consisted of revamping equipment designed for filling, capping and labeling of glass vials in a clean room. MGA Technologies modified an existing piece of German-built CAM-controlled equipment to allow the production of 4 ml and 8 ml bottles filled with liquid or lyophilised product. The automation of this equipment was completely replaced.
The operation consisted of replacing the old sensors with new ones, completely re-wiring the machine and adding a new cabinet with integrated Schneider PLC and HMI.
Rails, trays and other change parts have been made to measure. Automatic distribution of plastics plugs with vibrating bowls and rails, a pick system and pre-screwing were added. A Weber electric screwdriver allows tightening the caps to the desired torque. The mechanical drive was also modified by changing the profile of some CAMs. A Herma labeler was integrated at the end of the line to identify the bottles by distributing labels, printed, verified by camera and affixed to the side of the bottle.