Integra Laboratory Crimper


The Integra Laboratory Crimper is a small vial crimper that is ideal for development, pre-clinical, clinical, pilot and compounding pharmacy operations. Available in three configurations the Integra can meet your small batch size needs assuring the best possible seal integrity.

From the Leader in Seal Integrity

The Integra uses the same proven three spinning roller sealing head design as the standard PW Westcapper. Now, a servo driven actuator will bring the sealing head to the vial and utilize a load cell to accurately provide proper sealing pressure. This functionality provides a quality seal despite variations in vial height.

A stoppered vial is a prevalent parenteral drug container closure system. The system however should not be considered integral until the rubber stopper is crimped firmly in place with sufficient compression against the vial, assuring all potential leakage is cut off at the seal interface. It is well understood that seal quality is critically important to maintaining sterility and stability of the drug product.

Seal integrity is achieved by adequately compressing the elastomeric closure against the sealing surface of the vial and maintaining that compression with a crimped aluminum ferrule. The amount of elastomeric compression is determined by the force applied during the crimping process. The Integra Westcapper controls the force being applied to the elastomeric closure during this process which in turn, reduces variability of stopper compression, producing more consistent seals.

The process starts by placing the vial in the holder and closing the safety guard. Pressing the cycle start button engages the actuator to bring the sealing head assembly in contact with the cap until the proper sealing force is achieved. The spinning rollers will engage the skirt of the cap and the rotating sealing head performs the crimping action. The sealing head assembly then disengages the vial and raises to the home position. The Operator Interface will notify the operator that it is safe to open the guard and remove the vial.

Specifications

Vial Finish Diameter Vial Height Power Data Export Size Weight
8mm to 20mm Up to 4 inches 110V AC USB, Ethernet 24″ x 20″ x 18″ 160 lbs

 

The Integra can accommodate vials with a maximum outside diameter of 1 ¾ inches.

Features include an all stainless steel construction with plastic feet and acrylic safety enclosure. The Operator Interface is a 5.7 inch touchscreen panel with the capacity to store ten vial component variations.

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The Sealing Mechanism

The Integra is also available with an optional turntable which is able to automatically feed up to 200 assembled vials at a time depending on the vial size and the capper seals at approximately 14 vpm.

Specifications

Vial Finish Diameter Vial Height Power Data Export Size Weight
8mm to 20mm Up to 4 inches 110V AC USB, Ethernet 30″ x 30″ x 24″ 225 lbs

 

The Integra can accommodate vials with a maximum outside diameter of 1 ¾ inches.

Features include an all stainless steel construction with plastic feet. The Operator Interface is a 5.7 inch touchscreen panel with the capacity to store ten vial component variations.

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Integra with Turntables
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The Integra is also available with an optional starwheel which is able to automatically feed assembled vials at approximately 14 vpm. An operator would hand place and remove the vials as the starwheel automatically advances. The starwheel has 12 pockets which can accommodate vial finish sizes from 8mm to 20mm in diameter.

Specifications

Vial Finish Diameter Vial Height Power Data Export Size Weight
8mm to 20mm Up to 4 inches 110V AC USB, Ethernet 27″ x 30″ x 29″ 225 lbs

 

The Integra can accommodate vials with a maximum outside diameter of 1 ¾ inches.

Features include an all stainless steel construction with plastic feet. The Operator Interface is a 5.7 inch touchscreen panel with the capacity to store ten vial component variations.

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View a video of the Semi Automated
Integra with Starwheel
in operation.

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