Medical, pharmaceutical, diagnostics and healthcare

_MG_2468-2MedizintechniProduction facilities of the medical and pharmaceutical industry are subject to strict requirements for the production environment as. e.g. clean room requirements, and special requirements for validation and documentation of manufacturing.

Again FLG can look back on many years of experience and the needs of industry-oriented solutions.

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Fully automated testing and packaging line for brush heads

Vision_2Visual inspection with subsequent palletising

In many cases, packaging tasks are still carried out manually, since the human eye and the human feel easy are inevitable in making products and packaging operations as quality control. However, in contrast with the innovative packaging line for brush heads of FLG.

“The good into the pot, the bad into the crop”: According to this principle, the new packaging plant of FLG is working. For the final inspection of brush heads for electric toothbrushes a fully automatic packaging line with upstream optical quality control has been implemented. The brush heads to be tested are taken to special brush strips according to Beborstungsmaschinen and then clocked 2 lanes by a vision cell. In the Vision-cell 5 camera systems with a special lighting are integrated per line, making the recordings of the brush heads from different angles. A special software solution evaluates these recordings made within a very short time.

Vision_3Strict control determines faulty Beborstungen regarding color, position or structure of the individual filaments. Despite the intense and elaborate control the plant achieves an output of approximately 120 brushes per minute. Brushes that have passed this test are then transported to the downstream palletising system DUO-Line. The Standardpalettiersystem isolated plastic trays of two separate stacks parallel two Doppelgurtbänder. The trays are then clocked through by two independently operating handling units with multiple gripping system and equipped with the audited good parts. At the end, the operator can remove the trays with the controlled brush heads batch from the system and passed to the other processes.

Packaging line for interdental toothbrushes

Interdental1Elaborate packaging always new challenges and a high degree of flexibility to the packaging lines. A special role is played by the type and design of the packaging of the products in the consumer goods industry. Therefore an imaginative and attractive packaging will increasingly influence the purchasing decisions of consumers.

The FLG Automation AG has made this task successfully and Interdental2_01developed and installed a flexible robotic packaging line for interdental brushes. The attractively presented to the customer in the blister pack products in different colors, grades, combinations with varying geometry were based and challenge for the design of the packaging line.

In addition, there was a high output with high process reliability, as well as the shortest changeover time of the packaging line ensure. The transport of the prefabricated packaging takes place in a linear transfer system with wInterdental3orkpiece carriers. Along the transport path the individual stations such as palletizing, joining and handling robots and feeders for bulk materials are constructed.

The Tiefziehtrays with interdental brushes contained therein are separated from Standardpalettierzellen of FLG. Two Scara robots will ensure continuous and flexible removal of the brush from the trays and fill the waiting workpiece support as needed with a different arrangement and number of brushes.

The to-install for reasons of hygiene on the brush caps are fed partly as bulk with a centrifugal feeder or via an upstream Pad printing plant and then plugged by a 6-axis robot.

At the end of the packaging, the products are inserted through two 6-axis robot in the blister packaging and sealed.

Grey box packaging line (from newsletter)

  • Four FLG palletizer for providing the products
  • Traydesign and Trayentwicklung of FLG
  • 2 Scara robot with multiple vacuum suction
  • 3 6-axis articulated robot with multiple vacuum suction
  • Gripping systems are designed as a quick-change systems
  • Feeding and deployments

System output

  • 3,000,000 brushes / year

Foil welding system for blood modules


The film laser welding system is used for welding plain film on a cassette and hard part for separating excess foil. The use takes place under clean room conditions.

Foil handling

The film is provided by the meter on a drum and has an intermediate layer of foam. The film reel is mounted on a driven arbor and secured against accidental rolling. Blutmodul1The film length required for a stroke is temporarily stored in a dancer. It can then be pulled horizontally in the further course. In construction, a web guide is integrated.

The intermediate layer of foam is wound parallel to the unwinding of a separate role. The resulting after cutting foil remainder is led from the work area and wound on winders.

To minimize static charges a ionizer is placed in the region of the film guide.

Blutmodul2Laser welding

Laser welding / cutting is performed without contact. The positioning of the laser beam is carried out via an X / Y-axis system.

The laser beam is reflected in the axis system and the beam path mechanically secured.

The system is equipped with an exhaust fan and particle filter (particle size> 0.03 microns).

Cassette deployment

The cassettes are provided on a workpiece carrier and transported to the working position by means of a pneumatic axis. The hard part is in support mech. clamped, the enclosed hoses and connectors are placed in a tub in the WT.

Assembly line for dialysis filters

FLG finished complete systems for dialysis filters production. If you need more information, please contact Mr. Simon at +49 6039 9240 2022nd

Assembly line for needle-free syringe systems

MontagePharma1_01The feeding of the individual components is carried out via the Standardpalettiersystem SPEED Line.

The work transfer between the individual workstations or system components is performed by a link chain belt with workpiece carriers.

The actual assembly of the individual components takes place on a rotary table. On the table there are 8 workstations, in which the individual installation steps are carried out successively. MontagePharma2_01Each assembly station has a 6-fold workpiece holder.

In the individual stations, the different items will be added.

The final step is a screw syringe systems. This is torque and low surveillance.

Subsequent arming the syringe systems is ensured by a force / displacement monitoring.

MontagePharma3_01The entire system is also validated according to GAMP.

Dentistry Made in Germany: Drilling? No thanks!

Icon_Approximaltip_II“He has not bored …”, which everyone wants to visiting a dentist to be able to say. With the new innovative dental product Icon® Hamburg Dental metal mbH this wish has come true. With the expertise of FLG Automation AG to manufacture medical and / pharmaceutical mounting solutions that production of the new product in series.

Icon_Approximaltip_VIIIIconR based on a special liquid plastic, with the pathological enamel is filled and sealed. The Revolutionary: It is not sacrificed healthy tooth structure unnecessarily, incipient caries can be stopped for years, and all without the use of a drill. The IconR application aid mainly consists of four precision plastic parts that are precisely and reliably to add in a fully automated assembly machine and anschliesend to examine.

IMG_1092The concept used is based on the assembly of the items in the foil strip. Due to the small dimensions with tight tolerances an exact transport of the few to strong film in the assembly machine must be carried out. To this end, the two films are provided for the settlement of the spool retainer by corresponding punched with guide and transport recesses. Following the actual application field (perforation) is perforated for the later emergence of the liquid plastic in one of the two films using a laser.

After the angle connector is positioned exactly between two films that Folienhalften be interconnected in the thermal sealing process. Through the resulting pouch is the plastic arrives in the later use in the patient’s mouth via the connector for perforation field and exits to be treated at the interdental space. In further assembly steps, the outer contour of the foil pads is lasered with the recesses of the plastic bracket and the two plastic strap locks positional accuracy to the interposed sheet. For a lasting and positive connection is ensured by two ultrasonic welding units.

Only now the finished Icon® applicators are broken out of the foil strip and handed over to the subsequent final inspection. Each individual Icon® is adapted and tested by means of a pressure and flow measurement to the correct function. Following the geometry of the bracket, the position of the application field and the position of the sheet edge can be measured with an image processing system and checks compliance with the specified tolerances. The so 100% tested Icon® are stored in the Kundenblister and completed in the assembly with the remaining parts of the set to the packaging.