Semi-Automation - Shake & Fire Systems for MDIs

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 Plus

  • Multiple inhaler testing device types supported (inc. NGI, ACI, DUSA and waste shot collector)

  • Automatic device weighing via an integrated analytical balance

  • Device shaking is precisely controlled, completely configurable and repeatable

  • Firing force can be adjusted for ultimate control

  • User control via an intuitive touchscreen display

Product Features

  • Multiple inhaler test devices are supported. These include the NGI, Andersen Cascade Impactor (ACI), DUSA and waste shot collectors. Vertus can also be configured to support custom devices.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Automatic Weighing. An integrated 4 or 5-place Mettler Toledo analytical balance is used to collect shot weight data at any point of the method.
  • The inhaler is securely clipped into a holder, which in turn is clipped onto the Vertus. This allows most styles of inhaler to be supported without the need to remove the canister from the inhaler.
  • Safety standards are complied with: moving parts are enclosed and an emergency stop is easily accessible.

Vertus Plus – Shake & Fire for MDIs

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Vertus Plus: 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
  • DUSA Stack: a combined 4-DUSA & waste shot collector device for unattended high throughput operation with shot weights automatically recorded
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