What is an aseptic filling machine?
An aseptic filling machine is electromechanical equipment, specifically designed to fill packaging containers while maintaining sterility throughout the entire process.
How much does a filling machine cost?
Some of the smaller machines will run anywhere from $1500 to $2500. These are the machines that do not have a large output and may be a good choice for a small company that does not have large production needs. Larger filling machines can run anywhere from $8000 to over $100,000 depending on the company’s needs.
How does aseptic filling work?
In the aseptic process, the aseptic filler is designed to sterilize the package material, fill the sterile product into the package in a sterile environment, and then hermetically seal the package.
What are the equipment used in filling?
There are a number of liquid filling machines on the market today including pressure fillers, piston fillers, pump filling, siphon, and timed fill gravity systems. Pretty much all of them are available as semi-automatic benchtop machines or as inline and rotary machines for higher productions speeds.
What is sterile fill finish?
Aseptic fill finish is the area where a sterile drug is transferred from a filling needle to a sterile container, usually a vial or prefilled syringe. Normally, the stoppering (closing) of a container happens after, with the exception when a drug requires sterile lyophilization.
What is a filler machine?
Fillers (or filling machines) are used for packaging, mainly for food/beverage but for other products as well. These are used to fill either a bottle or a pouch, depending on the product. There are several types of fillers used by the packaging industry.
What is aseptic preparation?
In aseptic preparation the product is assembled from terminally sterilised (using techniques above) components with sterility maintained by the use of conditions and facilities designed to prevent microbial contamination.