Highlights

Technologies and trends at a glance – discover some of the novelties and highlights you can experience at Innovation Expo.
Extended service portfolio

Comprehensive, integrated service – this is an integral part of Harro Höfliger’s standard ALL YOU NEED. We offer our support from the product idea and work with you step by step far beyond the successful commissioning or the market launch of your product. Find out more about our extended service portfolio including the sections “Consulting” and “Process Services” at Innovation Expo, enabling us to assist you even more comprehensively with the implementation of your product.

State-of-the-art cleanroom and laboratory facilities

Get an on-site impression of our enlarged, state-of-the-art cleanroom area. A total cleanroom capacity of more than 500 square meters offers perfect conditions for testing original active products with an optimum of practical relevance and for carrying out machine acceptance tests (FATs) on-the-spot under real conditions. The cleanrooms are perfectly complemented by our modernized laboratory with an area of 60 square meters for characterization and analysis of your products – always with the goal of finding the optimum processes for you.

Swaging & Winding: Automated manufacturing of surgical sutures

Manufacturing of surgical sutures is a demanding task. A firm connection of the components is just as important as controlled winding in the thread carrier (tray). At the same time, the desire for automated production is increasing, to which Harro Höfliger has now responded with the development of two machines that are perfectly adapted to each other: The USM Swaging Machine creates a reliable connection between needle and thread before each connection undergoes an inline pull test in order to verify the tensile strength of the connection. The UTW winding machine then accurately places the needle in the tray and winds the thread in a controlled manner. At the Innovation Expo we will present the new machines for the first time and demonstrate the required processes live.

Assembly Lab: Reliable processes due to semi-automatic assembly of devices

The reproducibility of processes must be guaranteed prior to large investments in a complete production line for the assembly of medical devices. The use of small and flexible machines has proven beneficial. An ideal example: the assembly system Assembly Lab for the laboratory and approval phase of pens and autoinjectors. The Assembly Lab enables to test all critical processes at an early point and therefore to prove the fundamental feasibility of a project as well as to locate any problems. With a minimum of expenditure and risk, this creates the basis for a successful scale-up to high performance production. Convince yourself of the Assembly Lab’s potential at the Innovation Expo.

High-precision coating – perfectly integrated into the production sequence

Coating is the exact application of an active ingredient containing matrix onto a carrier material. The layer often measures only a few micrometers thick. This process step is important, e.g., for manufacturing patch products with an active ingredient layer. Together with specialized technology partners, Harro Höfliger manages to perfectly integrate highly precise coating processes into the production sequence – always with a focus on product properties. Come and experience informative live presentations of these coating processes at Innovation Expo.

Digitization at Harro Höfliger

Digitization opens many opportunities in the field of high-end production and packaging equipment. We want to present current developments at Innovation Expo to you. For example, you can find out how experts can support machine operators over long distances via augmented reality and why machine vision is a promising option for modern quality assurance.

Events of our Excellence United partners

Our Excellence United partners Bausch+Ströbel and Uhlmann will also host exciting events during the week of the Innovation Expo. The Technology Days at Bausch+Ströbel and the Pharmazing Days at Uhlmann both take place from June, 25th to 27th. Our shuttle service allows you to conveniently combine your visits to the events.

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