Fully automatic: Length-wise plate transport to assemble and fill powder inhalers (intermittent)


FLP is a production platform for inhaler products. The standard platform makes it possible to easily integrate complex technologies, processes and assembly tasks. This filling machine makes it possible to fill several panels at the same time, while also assembling complex inhalers with unit dose cartridges or multi-dose discs.

  • Standardized platform to integrated technologies and processes
  • Precise product transport per tray
  • Ideal for inhaler production with complex dosing, assembly and inspection processes
  • Easy to link to other technology platforms and packaging machines
DPI machines FLP dosing filling equipment

Powder filling and assembly system for powder inhalers based on the FLP-200 machine platform.

DPI machines FLP diagram dosing filling tray transport medium

A tray is used as a transport medium in this machine platform. After cleaning and completely removing the products they are fed back to the beginning of the process.

DPI machines FLP dosing roller dosing process dosing roller

Dosing process: Powder filling of cartridges via dosing roller

DPI machines FLP tray handling filling

Filling the trays with empty cartridges

DPI machines FLP tray handling filling

Product handling: Turning the filled and closed cartridges onto larger trays

Final products
  • Inhalers with unit dose cartridges
  • Inhalers with multi-dose discs
  • Tray handling
  • Packaging machines for shipping boxes

Machine features

Micro-dosing process technology machine liquid powder active ingredient system

Micro-dosing (inhalers)

For injection and inhalation products, micro-dosing of liquid or powder ingredients is an integral part of the overall process. Thanks to sophisticated barrier technology, this production area runs as an isolated system. A variety of dosing systems are used depending on the task at hand.

Device assembly process technology machine introducing closing assembling

Device assembly

The assembly processes designed by Harro Höfliger meet simple and complex assembly tasks alike – from inserting reservoirs into inhalers or closing cartridges to the final assembly of DPI inhalers, auto-injectors and pens.

Tray handling process technology machine products sensitive transport loading unloading

Tray handling

Trays serve to transport sensitive products. Harro Höfliger offers comprehensive solutions to load and unload trays in complete lines, for assembly projects for example. Available systems include a variety of format and performance classes for optimum synchronization.

Final test product inspection process technology machine assembly

Final inspection

The final inspection of assembly products is essential for product safety and functional capability. When administering active ingredients, precise portioning of the medication is crucial. The inspections test for triggering, discharge or leak tightness. Force, path and torque of the test are pre-definable.


Powder Inhaler DPI Machine Fully Automatic FLP Inhalation

Inhaling insulin instead of injecting it

Powder inhalers help diabetes patients: For the MannKind Corporation located in the United States, Harro Höfliger engineered and constructed two filling and assembly systems for dry powder inhalers.

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Harro Höfliger Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH
Helmholtzstraße 4, 71573 Allmersbach im Tal, Germany