Double or triple bagging of sterile products - fully automated with the Schur®Star Concept
Ideal packing process for sterile products
Double or triple bagging of pharmaceutical items is required when their final point of use is an operation theatre or another vulnerable area, requiring extreme hygiene measures. The product could be trigger sprays containing IPA or ethanol liquids, where the bags are removed stepwise along being transported to the final point of use.
Troublesome and time-consuming manual packing
When done manually, the bagging process for such products involves much manual handling and is labour intensive. The products are often awkwardly shaped and need to be positioned precisely into the inner bag, not to impede subsequent steps. Conditional to continuation is evacuation of air from the bag, before sealing it. Likewise challenging is the next step: Folding of the bag top, tucking it in, and filling the inner bag into bag number two, precisely and accurately. In case of triple bagging, the procedure is repeated.
Needless to say this is a time-consuming process requiring a lot of manpower, involving unintended interruptions.
A fully automated, effortless, and efficient process
Manual handling could never match the consistent and precise workflow of a fully automated process on a Schur®Star Packaging Machine.
The concept of pre-made bags offers a precise and consistent bag intake ensuring that the bag will always be placed meticulously correctly for the filling process. Integrated robots collect and insert the products precisely into the bag – both single and double index filling - and fold the bag top down. Integrated air evacuation units do likewise handle these steps fully automatically. Also irradiation dots can be placed automatically onto the bags for added peace of mind.
And only one operator is required to keep an eye on the control panel and continuously providing product supplies to the conveyor.