Good afternoon and welcome back on our blog in the section of the machines of the month. We start the month of June with a very interesting pharmaceutical packaging line. Today we would like to present you with a complete Bausch & Stroebel FFV 2010 line for vials.
Combination Bausch & Stroebel and Bosch: the perfect duo
This line consists of machines from two German leaders: Bausch & Stroebel and Bosch. Let’s see their history. The family-owned company Bausch & Stroebel was founded in the 1960s as a manufacturer of packaging machines for pharmaceutical products. It started with the design and construction of ampoule filling machines (AFV model, which is still very famous all over the world today), and then developed machines and entire lines for syringes, bottles, vials and cartriges. Bausch & Stroebel machines are highly appreciated for their reliability and precision and work in most cases in sterile environments.
The Bosch company made its debut in the packaging field for the food industry. It enters a few years later the pharmaceutical sector by purchasing other companies such as Hoflinger + Karg KG. Today, the company offers a wide range of machines for primary packaging (e.g., tablet presses or inspection machines) and secondary packaging machines (cartoners, filling machines, labelling machines, etc.).
Technical details of the line
The line consists of machines from two German companies. It is composed as follows:
- Bosch RRU 2020 washing machine, for vials from 8 mm to 52 mm diameter, height up to 128 mm. Speed: up to 8000 vials per hour.
- Bosch HQL 2240 sterilization tunnel
- Bausch & Stoebel FFV 2010 filling and capping machine for rubber bungs and aluminium crimp caps, container diameter from 12 up to 36 mm, container height from 30 up to 80 mm, 2 dosing stations with a dosing range of up to 50 ml. Speed: up to 6000 vials per hour.
- Heißwolf PMV-6 inspection machine to check that the vials are closed correctly.
The formats included with the line are the following: 2R, 6R, 10R, 20R, 30R, 50R, 20H and 30H. The line is currently still in production by our customer in Germany and will be dismantled in the first week of August. If you are interested in coming to see this line in production, we would be happy to accompany you. Please do not hesitate to contact us to make an appointment or request an offer.