Automated Shake, Fire and Flow Control for MDIs, Nasal Sprays and Aerosols

Copley offers a range of ready-made flexible shake, fire and flow control systems for individual MDI testing with ACI, NGI, DUSA, waste shot collectors and other devices.

Vertus® II

Data collection records the key parameters during each test. Results can be stored locally, to a USB device or to a Local Area Network (LAN).

Touchscreen Display. Test methods are programmed using an intuitive touchscreen display. Once approved and saved, each method can be recalled.

The device is securely clipped into a holder, which in turn is clipped onto the Vertus. This allows most styles of device to be supported without the need to remove the canister from the device.

Shaking is performed using closed loop control, which assures that the required motion is achieved. It is precisely controlled, completely configurable and repeatable.

Firing can be configured to apply up to three distinct forces per actuation. These are typically used to set forces that detect, insert and fire the canister.

Safety standards are complied with: moving parts are enclosed and an emergency stop is easily accessible.

Interchangeable interface plates makes it easy to switch between collection device types

Optional: External printer

Vertus® II

Vertus® II is a fully automated shake and fire benchtop system for precision-controlled, highly repeatable MDI, nasal spray and nasal aerosol testing. Compatible with a wide range of inhaler and nasal drug product devices, it allows complete control over the test technique, offering flexibility to apply any industry-standard method.

By simplifying and automating labour-intensive aspects of testing, Vertus II reduces training requirements, while at the same time freeing up analysts for other tasks.

It also enables precise replication of test methods, between operators and between different sites. All test methods are programmed, approved, saved and recalled as required via the touchscreen interface.

Vertus Plus

Precision controlled, highly repeatable testing

The Vertus® series offers absolute control over a wide range of specific method parameters, including:

  • Shaking profile (including speed, angle and duration)
  • Time between shake and fire
  • Firing profile (including force, pause, fire down, rise and release time)
  • Air flow through system

Key Features: Vertus® II

Ph. Eur and USP compliant

21 CFR part 11 compliant

Offers precise control of test method parameters

Suitable for both DDU and APSD applications

The Vertus® Series – Automated Shake and Fire Systems for MDIs and Nasal Sprays

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Vertus® II Interface Plates

All Vertus® interface plates are interchangeable, meaning analysts can easily swap between collection devices. No tools are required, simply lift and switch!

Photos of some of the interface plates available are shown below. For a full list of available interface plates, contact us at sales@copleyscientific.co.uk.

DUSA Stack with Waste Shot Collector Interface Plate

DUSA Interface Plate for Nasal Sprays

Next Generation Impactor NGI Interface Plate

Next Generation Impactor NGI with Glass Expansion Chamber

Andersen Cascade Impactor ACI Interface Plate

Andersen Cascade Impactor ACI with Alberta Idealised Nasal Inlet (AINI)

Static Eliminator

Are electrostatic charges causing issues for your MDI testing? Designed for use with the Vertus® II/Plus, our Static Eliminator has been shown to be effective in eliminating the unwanted variability that static introduces. Contact us to find out how the Static Eliminator can help with your testing.

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Vertus® II: Optional Extras

The optional features provide additional convenience and further functions to measure and record regulatory-approved test methods as required by a particular application.

  • Internal airflow generation with automatic control and measurement
  • Automatic leak test to measure equipment integrity
  • Monitor and record of temperature and relative humidity
  • ER/ES compliance functionality
  • LIMS link so that results can results can be stored directly to a central information management system
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