The Synthera® loader is an optional auxiliary set, which one can install onto the Synthera® at any time. One can get it factory preinstalled on the module, or it can be purchased later on and installed in the field by a service engineer. The required infrastructure for the installation and the related software support is available in every Synthera® module already at the time of delivery (second generation Synthera® and onwards).
The loader allows the user to set up four IFPs before the first synthesis starts, enabling the operator to perform four consecutive batches of products without the need to open the hot cell for inserting the new IFP. Moreover, one can combine different types of IFPs, so that different products can be synthetized one after the other.
The loader provides the following advantages:
The only difference between the prototype and this serially produced version (designated as Rev. 1) is that the serially produced Synthera® loader has got a push-button allowing the operator to stop the advancement of the IFPs on the tray of the loader (by short-pressing the push button for <1 s) or to send the IFP shifting plate backwards to "home" position (by long-pressing the push button for >3 s) in order to load more IFPs into the loader.
The Synthera® loader is patent pending: for more information see the patent application EP16193281.
The Synthera® loader is exclusively made by ELEX for IBA SA. If you are interested, please contact the marketing department of IBA SA.