Frit Placement, Filling and Weighing
High volume batch production is becoming essential for pharmaceutical companies to keep up with the demand of modern medicine, thus seeing a sharp move away from manual assembly. SP Automation & Robotics worked with a leading developer of test solutions to design and build a machine that could automatically laser mark columns, assemble a frit (filter), weigh each device, dispense a liquid and weigh again before loading the completed devices.
Standard filling systems did not offer the flexibility of being able to handle, assemble and test a variety of parts to their required specification. The weighing also required to be carried out using non-standard techniques (normally parts “slid” over weigh scales) as this would potentially damage the device and create debris.