The machinery manufactured in i-Dositecno has developed innovative Sterile Ophthalmics XI-O Series and Sterile Injectables XI-I Series consisting of machines designed to meet the needs of the sterile packaging. In developing it, they have relied on the advice and technical guidance of company Intra Automation, together with the automation platform of its represented Italian brand CMZ.
Security, accuracy and speed are key aspects in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics sector, since in this area high requirements are demanded in machine design, both at the operating and the finishes, while meeting the demanding GMP and FDA regulations. All this is well aware of the company Mataro (Barcelona) i-Dositecno, which has been dedicated since its inception to design, construction and sale of packaging machinery for both sectors , always developing high-tech elements and complying with regulations aforementioned.
i- Dositecno shows all these qualities, plus others that we quote then in the development of innovative XI Series. These are machines designed to meet the needs of the sterile packaging. Note that in the development of it; have relied on the advice and technical guidance of company Intra Automation, together with the automation platform of its represented Italian brand CMZ.
Technical specifications of the XI Series
With regard to its hardware, this series is set from the controller FCT300 signature CMZ, control platform that was chosen for its power, flexibility, speed and price development. His CoDeSys programming environment under the IEC61131-3 standard, make this system an open solution for large and rapid communication between devices, in which the times are drastically reduced, also enabling a wide reuse of code in future developments. Among its features, we also find its libraries calculation cams. Electronic cam capability Enables reduction of development times and start- up. As operator-machine interface has a terminal 10 inch KITE mark, connected by Ethernet to the controller, which allows viewing, adjusting and reformatting the machine, in addition to the management of historical alarms, weight records, production etc.
To carry out the movement of the machine are arranged from 8 to 14 servo drives IBD (depending on the machine series) of the Italian firm CMZ, connected to the control via the EtherCAT bus. This is a worldwide standard that allows a fast connection of the entire architecture, including the new weight control system.
CMZ IBD are servo drives with integrated electronics, which allows saving wiring and space in the control cabinet. They also have the advantage of having absolute encoder, facilitating saving maneuvers calibrated every time power is given to the machine, eliminating the need to reference it in the case of voltage loss and mechanical associated with said calibrated. On the other hand, the movement of said servomotors is performed with electronic cam, in which all axes follow a virtual master. This enables high production speeds and flexible movements in the format to perform. To do this, they have used libraries CMZ electronic cam because of its flexibility, ease of use and power.
Note that for operation of the auxiliary input and output tapes of the machine have been introduced gear motors with pharma specifications also represented by Intra Automation, Mini Motor. It is about equipment that is particularly noted for their small size and high performance with its unique design, which give special visual appeal.
Finally, it also includes when a weight control connected EtherCAT or CANopen controller is required, allowing each weigh products while manufactured to decide whether the corresponding correction to the dose applied or discarded product.
Functional characteristics of the XI Series
The Sterile Ophthalmics XI-O Series and Sterile Injectables XI-I Series from i-Dositecno are completely servo-motor machines which facilitate rapid change of format, and a lower particle generation due to decreased mechanical transmission elements. These systems allow stored in recipe every one of the positions of the machine axes, thereby facilitating the use and registration of users in it.
One of the most remarkable qualities of this series is speed , since it allows to achieve productions up to 9000 u / hour and a dose volume up to 500 ml. But in this case, speed is not at odds with precision, since it incorporates the IPC (Inline Process Control) with 100% weight control, including the tare container and the net weight, allowing the user a comprehensive control net of the required dosage, and the rejection of the elements that are outside the range. In turn, the machine has control software for CFR21 part11 in compliance with FDA standards for good control and traceability of products dosed.
Furthermore, dosing with ceramic rotary piston with CIP / SIP integrated system avoids having to disassemble for cleaning pistons.
The machine has been developed using materials that offer the best performance, durability and better performance ; both online be sterilized to be self- pinned. The machine is made of stainless steel in all its parts and plastic high quality materials like PEEK, which allows working with vials, still retain temperature due to its sterilization process, thereby decreasing friction and increasing its performance in machine.
In turn, it has a specific power system pre-sterilized vials, both glass and COC; for such plastic containers, the machine has been developed using the elements in contact with the same plastic PEEK order to reduce friction and in turn , increase product quality.
i- Dositecno always seeks to facilitate customer interaction with the machine, in order to save time and costs. Therefore, the series is built XI with open barrier elements (orab ‘S) easier loading of stoppers and capsules, and maintaining the sterility of the elements of machine use. Also incorporates sheet covering the entire surface thereof, thereby simplifying the use of the different areas and compartments manipulates the operator through the globes and avoiding contamination of the elements working in the machine flow.
We find a clear example of the importance of undertaking projects and developments in collaboration with engineering, forming very positive synergies where his extensive knowledge of different automation solutions with the know-how manufacturers comes together. In this case, the solution comes from the hand of Intra Automation and its represented brands, staunch defenders of the OPEN platforms. Since Henry Ford would say, the real progress is putting technology to everyone.
This post is courtesy of i-Dositecno.