Getinge unleashes futuristic, automated load system for GEV sterilisers.

Key Points:

  • Medical technology firm Getinge has introduced a fully automated, modular load handling solution for use with its GEV terminal sterilisers.
  • Apart from providing safety for operators, the Getinge Roller Conveyor System (GRCS) increases throughput efficiency in pharmaceutical production.

Medical technology company Getinge has launched a fully automated roller conveyor system for loading and unloading batches of products into its GEV terminal sterilisers. The Getinge Roller Conveyor System (GRCS) is designed to optimise performance in pharmaceutical production. It eliminates repetitive strain injuries and other safety risks operators may face when handling heavy loads.

GEV sterilisers are utilised in the pharmaceutical industry for products that need to be dry and ready for immediate handling following the cooling phase. The GRCS enhances throughput by providing seamless integration with GEV sterilisers ensuring repeatable and validated process control. Furthermore, automated reporting offers fully traceable details of the loading racks.

The new system uses a motorised roller carriageway to place batches on the conveyor system independently of feeding them into the steriliser. Once the sterilising cycle concludes, a carriageway at the other end of the steriliser assists in the unloading process.

Magnus Nilsson, product line manager for automation at Getinge Life Science, spoke about the additional benefits of the GRCS. He explained the modular design makes it suitable for all production environments, providing adaptability for carriageways of varied lengths. Tight spaces can be accommodated using turntables which enable 90-degree changes of the carriageway direction. Nilsson further explained that each GRCS carriageway can also be configured to connect with existing conveyor systems if required.

In conclusion, the introduction of the Getinge Roller Conveyor System enhances both safety and production efficiency when working with GEV terminal sterilisers making it an asset in pharmaceutical production environments.