In the tablet manufacturing industry, keeping filler change parts on-hand throughout the tablet bottle filling process is crucial. Long gone are the days of massive storage rooms dedicated to housing slats and manifolds—change part carts are today’s modern storage.
Slats for Bottle Filling Machines
Since the beginning of pharmaceutical packaging, slat fillers have been used on bottle filling lines. Their plastic bars, or slats, are used to count tablets into the bottle. Designed and manufactured with cavities customized to the product’s shape, slat fillers operate at fast speeds and can typically fill 100-count bottles at 300 bottles per minute.
Slats are crucial for bottle filling because of their:
Slat fillers use dedicated change parts for each tablet or product. Manufacturers take the product’s unique contours and angles into account when the cavities are designed, leading to accurate bottle counts.
Capable of producing throughput rates as fast as 300 bottles per minute, slat fillers are made for high volume capacity. With a high-speed slat filler, new product launches or customer contract jobs can be fulfilled quicker and more efficiently.
As innovative leaders in bottle filling, Ascend Packaging Systems designs and manufactures change part carts for a variety of slat filler sizes and models.
Slat fillers are made to last. There are dozens of slat fillers designed and manufactured more than 50 years ago that are still in operation today.
Due to their speed and efficiency, slat fillers are ideal for packaging lines dedicated to bottling one or two high-volume tablets. However, since filler cavities are customized for each product, consider your slats change parts and stock up on replacements.
Upper and Lower Slat Filler Manifolds
You should also make upper and lower slat filler manifold replacements a part of your regular inventory.
At Ascend Packaging, we provide the latest bottle filler manifolds for use on all the slat filler brands. Our expert engineers take every measure to ensure our manifolds for slat fillers take the traditional GMP design to new advancements.
Made to improve product flow and durability, Ascend’s Extended Fill Lower Manifold Design (EF Series) has a unique build that reduces cleaning and equipment maintenance times. We deliver upper and lower manifolds for any slat filling machine you have, thanks to our superior manufacturing practices.
Additional Filler Change Parts for Tablet and Capsule Bottle Filling
Along with slats and manifolds, there is a wide range of other replacement parts that keep your bottling line running smoothly:
- Slat Chains
- Brush Combs
- Slat Guides
- Chain Guides
- Feed Screws
Change Part Carts: A Quality Parts Storage Solution
Ascend Packaging designs and manufactures change part carts for all models and sizes of slat fillers. Our change part carts are an essential instrument for improving changeover efficiency and assisting with part transportation to and from washing stations.
The standard cart is designed and manufactured to hold one set of slats, an upper and lower manifold, and an upper and lower brush. But Ascend change part carts can be customized to fit your storage capacity needs. You can choose the dimensions, number of shelving units, materials, and door style for your storage system application.
All materials used to construct Ascend’s slat filler change part carts are approved by the FDA and designed for optimum performance and durability.
Ascend Packaging, Industry Leaders in Filler Change Parts and Change Part Carts
At Ascend, we offer a diverse and comprehensive line of products and equipment to supply nearly all your needs in pharmaceutical packaging, from bottle filling and blister packaging to leak detection and deblistering machines. To prevent defects during the filler change part manufacturing process, we use the highest-quality materials from reliable suppliers. Our engineers and machine operators work together with our multi-axis milling machines to make the most of their combined skills.
Our replacements for slats and manifolds aren’t your average filler change parts. We dig into the details and create custom solutions for your unique bottle filling needs. You also don’t need to know the OEM part number for our replacement parts, making it easier for your operations and minimizing downtime.
With Ascend, meeting your needs extends to storing what you need, too. That’s why we designed and manufactured our change part carts. Changeover and parts transportation has never been easier, and you can ensure that your spare parts aren’t damaged in the process. Contact us today to learn more about our change part carts.
Ascend Packaging Systems LLC.
3885 Industrial Avenue
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008