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Watson-Marlow offers Small Batch Filling and Plugging System Complete with Automatic Check Weighing and 12" HMI

publication date: Oct 31, 2014
author/source: Watson-Marlow


Compact Flexicon FPC50W filling machine offers accuracy, flexibility and efficiency

Watson-Marlow offers its Flexicon FPC50W, an operator-friendly, fully-automated filling, plugging and capping system that offers accuracy, flexibility for aseptic filling in clinical trials and scale-up applications.  The new FPC50W is equipped with a Wipotec weighing cell, which measures the weight of each individual fill with an accuracy rate of +/-0.002g.

The FPC50W filling and capping system handles filling requirements for clinical trials and medium batch production with peristaltic aseptic filling technology from 0.1 to 100ml fill sizes.  For operator convenience, the FPC50W system can also accommodate a wide range of vial sizes and neck finishes without the need of extra format parts. The weighing cell is connected to the filling system, allowing for fully automatic recalibration of the pump throughout the batch. Additionally, the unit can employ a changeover of the single-use fluid path, which includes pharmaceutical grade silicone tubing and plastic filling needles, to adapt to multiple batch processes or different product fill volumes.

The system is equipped with an automated precision turntable infeed, an in-line filling station, and a rubber plug closure applicator that is capable of filling and capping vials at rates up to 20 vpm. The FPC50W comes standard with a one-touch 12 inch screen/HMI for easy setting of all process parameters. If desired, the machine can be configured for password protection in three levels ensuring batch security ease of validation.

Flexicon’s full product range includes asepticsu™, a single-use fully assembled disposable aseptic fluid path system; semi- and fully automated filling and capping machines; positive displacement filling; bottle handling and bottle capping equipment; accurate peristaltic liquid filling, cream and oil filling and in-line filling and capping systems.

About Flexicon

For over 25 years, Flexicon’s peristaltic filling and capping solutions have delivered significant advantages to users as they scale-up from research to production fill/finish.  Flexicon offers a broad range of fillers/cappers, clinical scale semi-automatic filling systems and fully automatic production-scale systems. Flexicon’s asepticsu single-use fluid path technology simplifies validation and delivers effortless change over for a variety of fills. 

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