EZ Blister Auto increases the rate of production to approximately 300–500 cycles per hour for any single operation
Packaging equipment specialist Sepha has released a functional upgrade for one of its original products, EZ Blister, the lab-scale packaging machine.
The new material autofeed function increases the overall rate of production while reducing operator input.
EZ Blister is a leading lab-scale blister packing machine that offers smaller pharmaceutical and packaging facilities, such as laboratories and clinical trial operations, the flexibility to manage their own blister packaging operations at a lower cost and without interrupting the full-scale production of commercial product.
It incorporates the technology used in large-scale packaging lines to form, seal and cut high quality blister packs in smaller volumes.
Having continually evolved since its original concept, EZ Blister has always enabled the user to create a wide range of blister pack formats from a variety of materials by thermoforming or cold forming depending on individual requirements.
The current model is a benchtop machine with a range of optional features available to allow the customer to tailor the machine to best suit their operations. For example, incorporating a workstation, coding digits or a modified atmosphere function are all optional extras that enable users to create a customised device to suit their packaging requirements and budget constraints.
This latest development is the addition of an optional material autofeed function allowing optimum operating speed and superior finish on sealed packs. This add-on incorporates a work station with reel holder and a roller-based tensioning system that holds the material in place and feeds predetermined amounts through the machine for forming or sealing.
Originally developed as a special one-off project for a customer, the additional function will now be offered as an optional extra on all new EZ Blister machines. Furthermore, existing users of some EZ Blister models could have their current EZ Blister upgraded to include this function. Models that include a HMI touchscreen should be eligible.