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    MODEL: A robotic vial tray transfer system

    YOM: 2016

    For more information available to request.



      •  The tray transfer system allows the trays to be transported from the outlet of the filler to a lyophilizer in a CLASS A vertical laminar flow atmosphere.

      •  A production includes the transfer of 180 trays in a freeze-dryer, this one is composed of 15 shelves that can each contain 3 rows of 4 trays.

      •  The number of bottles per tray is variable depending on the size of the tray, several vial formats exist: 3mL, 4mL and 7mL.

      The tray format is as follows :

      Length 490mm
      Width 309mm
      Height 40mm
      Aluminum thickness 3mm
      •  Weight from tray including door and 
          7mL vials is approximately 7kg

      •  The transfer has the following functions:
          - Via a robot:
             o Taking a tray from the empty tray storage cabinet
             o Removal of 2 trays at the outlet of the filler
             o Taking a full tray
             o Movement to the door installation station
             o Installation of the door
             o Platform removal with door on overhead conveyor
          - Aerial conveying of the platform to the descender
          - Descent of the tray at the level of the conveyor to the

          - Advance of the plate towards the orientation table
          - Tray orientation
          - Transfer from the tray to the freeze-dryer loader

      •  The transfer rate is conditioned by the time it takes to fill a tray by the filler,
           it is approximately 1 minute 45 seconds (minimum time for the 7mL format).
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