High Output External Vial Washer


Compact in-line vial decontaminating machine designed to rinse pharmaceutical vials

Vial Range

Up to 500 vials per minute

5 minutes (tool-less and the only change part is the vial transport timing screw)

- Can be used as a stand-alone unit with an infeed and outfeed turntable or integrated into a filling line
- Separate drying stem is required to assure bone-dry vials when exiting the decontamination machine
- N
o alignments of spray nozzles
- No format parts required for 13 and 20mm caps
- Equipped as standard with an Allen Bradley CompactLogix PLC and an Allen Bradley PanelView 600 Plus Human Machine Interface (HMI)
     - Siemens is available as an option
- Menu-driven operation through the human machine interface (HMI)
- To avoid unauthorized access to machine functions password levels are implemented
- PLC-controlled servo motors automatically set the output rate, the vial height and the water/air flow per vial size
- All electrical components are installed in the electrical cabinet located in the base of the machine
- Piping system and electrical cabinet are installed inside the frame of the machine, resulting in a small footprint and a clean installation
- A vial-dedicated timing screw over the length of the machine captivates and transports the vial through the machine
- The vials ride on a narrow rail and rotate continuously during their travel in the machine
- Enclosing the aluminum cap between two opposed belts creates a seal that prevents the cleaning agent from entering the cap area and allows pressurized water for cleaning the entire vial body, including the bottom
- The machine is separated into the rinsing section and the drying section
- Rinsing is accomplished by low pressure water nozzles, cleaning the vials from the neck down (while they rotate)
- Drying can be accomplished by either compressed facility air or by an on-board air blower in the base of the machine
- Optional negative pressure can be obtained in the enclosure by installing an exhaust with HEPA-filter on the top of the unit
- An accident prevention hood or under pressurized hood with gloves ports is available
- All stainless steel, heavy duty construction with tempered glass windows and doors