Automatic vial tray loader

In modern pharmaceutical production, end-line processes are often still manual or slow. This can cause a bottleneck, reducing the capacity of lines to run at full efficiency. A modern, robotic tray loader for pharmaceutical vials can hugely increase production efficiency and generate a rapid return on investment.

Robotic vial tray loader with easy changeover and cleaning

The RTL Robotic Tray Loader from Steriline is a fully automated, high-throughput end-line vial packing solution for modern pharmaceutical production lines.

Engineered for the packing of sealed vials and cartridges from 2R to 100H, the RTL can operate at speeds of up to 42,000 pcs/h with complete accuracy. It is able to achieve this thanks to a simultaneous packing and vial preparation mechanic.  The RTL features a SCARA loader with a dedicated robot cleaning position, making maintenance and cleaning quick and simple, minimising downtime.

Vials are prepared for packing on a “dead plate” using a quincunx pattern to a pre-set number of rows. Electronic adjustment of all parameters ensures a rapid changeover to different vial sizes, with an intuitive touch screen HMI for operation and monitoring. Steriline RTL is fully compliant with all relevant cGMP, GAMP and 21CFR Part11 requirements.


  • Highly efficient and accurate vial packing, up to 42,000 pcs/h
  • Dedicated cleaning position for robot head, reduces downtime
  • Operates with a wide range of vial sizes, with electronic adjustment and changeover