Case Study – Genta Medical
Location: York, United Kingdom
Genta Medical is a busy and growing business which supplies solvents for use in Pathology, Pharmacy, Mortuary and Histology and recovers hazardous waste from hospitals.
As part of its investment plans and to keep up with increasing demand, Genta Medical wanted to upgrade from its existing semi-automatic operation with manual capping and manual labelling to fully automatic filling, capping, labelling and coding.
The products being filled are highly flammable, so the filling and capping machines needed to be ATEX certified for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.
Genta Medical was looking for a single supplier to take responsibility for delivering the machines as a turnkey solution.
Price was important as a budget had already been allocated, but it was also critical that the quality of the equipment was not compromised just to stay within the budget.
It was also important that the line could be run by a maximum of two operators.
Products to fill:
- Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA)
- Universal Posimatic EV5000 Twin – two head fully automatic filling machine
- Universal Hand Capper
- Universal Conveyor system
- Premier Labellers P100 label applicator
- Markem Thermal Printer
Universal Filling Machine Company supplied a Posimatic EV5000 two head filling machine with a conveyor layout that allowed a single operator to load empty bottles onto the conveyor and then place caps on the filled bottles without having to change position. Universal has supplied several clients with this type of conveyor system and it works very well on low speed lines.
The Posimatic EV5000 filling machine is ATEX certified for use in potentially explosive atmospheres and the machine’s design allows this to be achieved at a relatively reasonable cost.
Caps are placed by hand and tightened using a Universal Hand Capping Machine, before passing through a wall where a self-adhesive label is applied by a Premier labelling machine fitted with a Markem Coder, which applies the date and batch code directly onto the label.