Aseptic filling has changed, and high-speed machines designed for a single format are not enough. An increasingly challenging competitive environment, emerging new modalities, and platform technologies with multiple development candidates can make it difficult to keep up. Many manufacturers and their suppliers have not actively moved towards solving the problem.
Commonly, "flexible" systems are merely adaptations of conventional technologies, designed to meet the needs of the customer. The issue here is that many custom projects end up late, over budget, or underperform expectations, especially with the aseptic process, mechanical design, and automation all in flux. Conventional systems built to your specifications may seem flexible now but could be restrictive when your needs change.
In a few years, current needs may be irrelevant, so establishing a flexible system is crucial. A standardized system with flexibility built into the aseptic process may be the solution to this issue.