Groninger presents a unique line concept for vial processing at ACHEMA

The German manufacturer for pharmaceutical machinery Groninger, represented by the ILLIES GROUP in several Asian markets, will exclusively demonstrate its latest invention INTEGRA at the leading trade exhibition for process industries ACHEMA. The event will be held from 11 – 15 June, 2018 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. INTEGRA is a unique line concept for vial processing and was developed in cooperation with SKAN, a swiss company, pioneer in the field of cleanroom equipment and isolator design.

INTEGRA was designed and manufactured with a focus on processing toxic products. Crucial aspects include optimum ease of cleaning and shorter decontamination cycles. Thanks to the integration of the filling machine into the isolator and the integration of the innovative SKANFOG decontamination system, the entire line can be optimally cleaned and decontaminated in approx. 30 minutes with optimum accessibility for the operating personnel. Increased security and support for format changes is made possible by the use of QR codes, which give operators a better overview of position, installation order and recipe assignment.

Different Line configurations in the INTEGRA machine family are available with either standardized oRABS or isolator modules and are capable of a maximum production output of 400 vials per minute.

On its booth G72 in Hall 3.1, Groninger will also present the machines FlexPro 50, FlexFill 10, FlexCon 10 and FlexCare 100.  All newly developed and ready engineered, these machines were designed for different purposes – from processing of nested and presterilized ready-to-use syringes, catridges and vials (FlexPro50) to compact solutions for filling and closing of presterilized nested syringes (FlexFill 10) combined with FlexCon 10 for inserting plunger rods in the filled syringes, labeling and inserting in safety devices.

In response to the latest significant market growth in the field of Consumer Healthcare, Groninger will also demonstrate the FlexCare 100 Ready Engineered machine concept at Achema. Depending on the container diameter, it achieves production outputs of 60 to 120 containers per minute. Three stopper types can be processed at the same time with a variety of possible formats. Optional 100 % in-process control (IPC) verification guarantees the high filling precision of Groninger filling systems for every bottle. Exceptional flexibility and availability also ensures fast size changes of the few parts with no need for tools. Thanks to servo engineering the machine can be run with any number of different sizes at the push of a button.

As recent winner of the "Biotech Innovation Award" at INTERPHEX in New York, Managing Director Jens Groninger says: "Our innovative machine concept is highly valued and appreciated because it satisfies current requirements in the industry and surpasses existing standards in flexibility, user friendliness and economic efficiency."

During the 5-day trade fair Groninger will demonstrate not only its latest developed machinery but will also inform customers and visitors about the company’s recent work on several topics regarding Industry of Things (IoT). Further, a live demonstration of the efficiency of remote service support will be shown by using a Smart Service App in combination with data glasses, and the operator of the system will be guided and visually supported by a Groninger specialist in remote maintenance.

Member of the ILLIES GROUP from Germany, China, South Korea and Indonesia will also attend the ACHEMA. Our pharma specialists will accompany many customers from those countries and will actively support them during their visit at ACHEMA.


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FlexPro 50
FlexFill 10
FlexCon 10
FlexCare 100