Cytobloc® is a unique solution for protecting and securing transparent glass vials to protect personnel from contamination during handling. Composed of a cup and an anti-breakage shrink-sleeve, its implementation involves a lateral, upper and lower guidance system throughout the process.
This equipment is specifically designed to handle the particularly wide range of cytotoxic product containers, from 2 to 100ml, on more than 10 different formats. The tooling includes common elements and elements specific to each format. Format changes can be made without tools, and settings are pre-saved in the interface and automatically synchronized, for quick and easy operations.
An adapted technology that allows products weighing less than 10 grams to be held upright at 300 products per minute, from the machine entrance to the shrink-sleeve application, without loss of pitch, and a confirmation system for shrink-sleeve application without loss of pitch until the shrink tunnel entrance.
Different temperature sensors are installed in the shrink tunnel. The first ones are used to ensure the right shrink temperature of the shrink-sleeve and the second ones are used to measure the temperature deviation for the safety of the product. If the temperature increases, the information is transmitted to the operator for corrective action and then recorded for the traceability of the product. Then communicate to a server located outside the machine.
The hot air shrink tunnel ensures that sensitive products are not altered during the shrink-sleeve label shrinking phase. Each recipe has its own adjustment and memorized temperature for both the infra-red ramps and the hot air nozzles which ensure the finishing of each product. The settings per recipe allow to control and optimize the energy consumption for each format.
The product transfer conveyors are dissociated, thus avoiding the transfer of calories to the products upstream of the machine and avoiding any alteration of the products during the accumulation phases at the machine entrance.
A control system with 4 cameras allowing a 360° control around the product twice: after the shrink-sleeve apply and after the shrinking. This system is connected to an ejection system and a line clearance in case of anomaly.
The ejection module has been specially designed to discard light and unstable vials running at high speed, while keeping them in an upright position, so that they are not altered during the operation.
The line clearance module avoids any alteration of the products in case of machine stop.
This module avoids keeping products in the shrink tunnel during a stop due to a production anomaly.
|Conveyor height||980 +/- 50 mm|
|Cutting diameter||100 mm|
|Electrical consumption||59 KW/h|
|Machine length||6400 mm|
|Product diameter||15 to 65 mm|
|Product height||32 to 95 mm|
|Sizes||2 - 100 ml|
|Applications||Full body with protective cup on its base|
|Film thickness||95 microns|