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KL30 — All-In-One Counting and Verification System with Workflow Software — Ideal for 90-day fills and narcotics
When simple tablet counters aren't enough, and robotic dispensers are too much, Kirby Lester's KL30 is the ideal middle-point in pharmacy automation. Use the KL30 to dispense and verify 100% of your pharmacy's total orders, and save time and steps with high-speed cassettes for your most frequently dispensed tablets and capsules. The KL30 is based on the KL20 "next-generation" device. And it is perfect for 90-day fills, especially when coupled with a pharmacy robot. With the KL30, you can efficiently dispense large orders like 270 tabs of metformin 1,000mg.
  • Fully Automate 25-30% of Your Orders - The KL30 automates the dispensing of 100% of all oral solids with the combination cassette & pour-through methods. Using up to 30 cassettes on the KL30, for instance, will automate the counting of 25-30% of the orders in a typical retail pharmacy. In contrast, most robotic dispensers automate 40-55% of orders, at a cost of 7-10 times the cost of a KL30.
  • Hands-Free Dispensing - a Kirby Lester First! - Save time and labor by dispensing your high-frequency tablets using drug-specific cassettes; for all others, simply pour tablets into the funnel to count. It is just the right amount of automation for most pharmacies.
  • Automate What Makes Sense: Order as many cassettes as you need, from 1 to 100 cassettes. Add more cassettes later to suit your dispensing needs. Ideal for your highest movers, 90-day fills and narcotics.
  • Double-Count Accuracy - Every cassette-dispensed tablet is counted twice: first when tablets are dispensed from the cassette; and second, as the tablets fall through the Kirby Lester. Uses the renowned Kirby Lester counting technology that's trusted worldwide to count 5 million prescriptions each day.
  • 90-day fills: - The KL30 is perfect for large medications commonly dispensed as 90-day fills (e.g., metformin, potassium chloride). The technician can multi-task while the KL30's hands-free cassettes quickly count to 90, 180, 270 or 380. The built-in vial size indicator alerts the technician to choose the perfect sized vial for the order, and replenishing cassettes can be done quickly. The KL30 makes an ideal tandem to your pharmacy robot: Store the smaller tablets in your robot, and bigger tablets and 90-day meds in the KL30.
  • High-Speed, Accurate Cassettes - 650cc capacity. Encoded and shaped for specific medications to prevent dispensing errors. Fast operation. Simple to fill, handle and maintain. Optional high-volume cassettes hold more than 3x the volume (2,200cc).
  • Workflow Software - built-in workflow software can be turned on/off as you need it - at no extra charge.
  • 100% verification for processing all orders - The KL30 enables the pharmacy to verify the dispensing of 100% of all medications, not just oral solids.
  • Innovation in a small package - Fits on a countertop and needs no remodeling (only 21.0" high x 12.5" wide).
  • User-friendly - simple to install and learn.
  • Full 1-year warranty
  • Also available: KL30n (non-interfaced version), the simplest way to avoid medication dispensing errors — The KL30n is based on the KL30 and is ideal for pharmacies that do not desire pharmacy management system interfacing. The KL30n includes fast cassette dispensing, barcode checking, onscreen drug images, fingerprint scan-tracking, inventory reporting and the ability to verify 100% of orders (oral solids as well as unit of use items). You can choose to interface with your pharmacy management system at a later date. Click here to compare the KL30 and KL30n..

Combine the KL60 with the KL30 counting & verification system
Automate Even More Medications
Do you want to automate even more of your total orders? Combine the KL30 with the KL60 compact robot to manage your top 90 (or more) medications. This can represent 50% of your total orders, plus you will be verifying the accuracy of 100% of prescriptions with workflow software. Click here to see the KL60, the perfect partner to the KL30.
The KL30 pharmacy counting and verification system includes
important advances in workflow management, order tracking and patient medication safety. The KL30 incorporates one- or two-way interfacing with pharmacy management systems and includes all-new software, a large touch-screen
and user-friendly directions. Pharmacists and technicians benefit from onsite control of barcode setup, simplified verification steps, and the ability to turn workflow software features on and off. The pharmacy staff saves precious
time by automating the dispensing of the most commonly prescribed oral
solids (representing 25-30% of all daily orders) as well as automating the verification of 100% of all prescriptions, not just oral solids.

              Pharmacy Software Interfaces

KL30 Operation & Cleaning Video
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KL30 Advanced Functionality
"Intelligent" cassettes: Each cassette is encoded to identify the right medication before dispensing
Cassette Grouping: for high volume medications, more than one cassette can dispense the same medication to save replenishment time
Replenishment: UPC scanning teamed with "intelligent" cassettes as well as fingerprint-based permission for secure replenishment
Speed shelf support: Speed shelf preparation made quick and easy
Cassette-and-Pour combination: Choose hand-pouring or cassette-dispensing - start or finish a count either way
Interfacing with your pharmacy management system *
Built-in workflow software: Turn it on or off as needed to fit your process *
Inventory tools: Effortlessly perform physical inventories, with no hand-tallying; send inventory counts directly to the pharmacy management system or other database
Works with compound label barcodes for data exchange without the need for pharmacy interfaces
Ad hoc counting with UPC scanning for checking on-hand quantities
Wide variety of reports covering Rx status, drug maintenance, etc.
On-screen help (videos and documents)
Multilingual text, configurable by the user
Drug database management
Automated cleaning reminders, configurable by the user
* Available on KL30 interfaced model. Not available on KL30n.

KL30 Technical Specifications
Weight: 40 lbs (18.1kg)
Size: 22.5" L x 12.5" W x 21.0" H (57cm x 32cm x 53cm)
Touch screen: 10.4" (26.4cm) high-resolution 3D graphical display
Power: standard 115V, 60Hz
Bar code scanner
Fingerprint verification system: configurable security levels
Local USB port for drug maintenance database updates, reports, etc.
Network archiving of processed orders
Wireless or wired connectivity *
Maximum tablet size: 0.86" long (22mm) and 0.74" wide (19mm)
Minimum tablet size: 0.125" diameter (3.175mm)
Tray Capacity: 650cc, holds approximately 1,000 tablets of ibuprofen 200mg.
Product not yet available outside North America.
* Available on KL30 interfaced model. Not available on KL30n.
High Speed Cassettes
  • Start with the right number of cassettes for your daily volume (e.g., 20, 30 or 40), and add additional cassettes as your needs grow.
  • Each cassette is encoded and shaped for a specific medication. This ensures that the cassette is always accurate; can accommodate uniquely shaped or weighted tablets and capsules that other pharmacy automation cannot; and can operate at very high speeds without jamming or spilling medications.
  • Weight: 0.6 lbs (0.27kg)
  • Size: 6.5" L x 6.5" W x 4.0" H (16.5cm x 16.5cm x 10.1cm)
  • Capacity: 650cc. Holds approx. 1,200 lipitor 20mg; 675 glipizide 10mg; 5,800 lisinopril 5mg; 410 metformin 500mg; 1,400 zolpidem 10mg. Cassette capacities may vary depending on manufacturer/size/shape of medication.
  • Optional high-volume cassettes: 2,200cc, 6.5"L x 6.5"W x 8"H.
  • Optional: Uniweb® racking for convenient storage


Product Photos
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The KL30 is a true Kirby Lester:  accurate, affordable, reliable and simple KL30 - Automate the dispensing of your top 30 (or more) oral solids via cassette KL30 - For all other oral solids, simply pour through
The KL30 is a true Kirby Lester: accurate, affordable, reliable and simple Automate the dispensing of your top oral solids via cassette, either standard size (left) or optional high-volume. For all other oral solids, simply pour through

Software Screenshots
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KL30 software screen shot of help menu KL30 open orders screen shot KL30 RX complete screen shot
KL30 functions are easily navigated on a bright 10.4" touch screen panel. Pharmacy management systems sync (wired or wireless) to the KL30, displaying all of a patient's medications. * Filling a collated order is easy, with clear directions that walk the user through each step. Full drug and patient information is displayed. *



KL30 Cassette Storage System — simple and convenient!
KL30 plus shelf photo
KL30 Plus Vertical Storage Rack
Kirby Lester has partnered with Uniweb for storage solutions. Uniweb has designed convenient, space-saving storage options to manage your KL30 cassettes. Click here for more information.
  • Option A) For pharmacies already using Uniweb, simply add KL30 cassette shelves to any existing Uniweb wall panel, endcap or workstation
  • Option B) Vertical rack can be free-standing or secured to a wall (16"W x 81"H)
  • Option C) End cap can be secured to any row of shelving (17.5"W x 84"H)
  • Option D) Wall panel can be free-standing or secured to a wall (48"W x 81"H)
  • Option E) Countertop rack bolts securely to any countertop (48"W x 36"H)
If you want to order shelving for a KL30 system, click here to download the "Uniweb KL30 Storage" order form, or contact Uniweb at 800.486.4932 x133. If you have general questions about the KL30 or other Kirby Lester devices, contact Kirby Lester at 800.641.3961 or click here to contact us.



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