Blister & Clamshell Packaging Equipment(20 companies)
Machines that load products into pre-made, highly rigid containers as individual packages and then seal the container. Are you looking at new tray, blister, or clamshell equipment? Here are some best practices on what to look for.
Blister & Clamshell Packaging Equipment Companies
Algus Packaging builds automated and semi-automated blister seal machines for the medical, pharmaceutical and the CPG (consumer packaged goods) markets. Blister sealing machine equipment line includes rotary, carousel and shuttle seal machines. All Algus blister seal machines can be configured for a variety of sealing technologies, including heat seal, RF and ultrasonic. Customization of equipment varies widely depending on the application as well as the volume and speed requirements and cost factors of the customer. Algus Packaging’s line of equipment provides sealing areas ranging from 12×18.5 to 18×26 in.
Ascend Packaging Systems, LLC.
Aylward Enterprises, LLC
Aylward’s dedicated blister feed systems for blister thermoforming machines have been installed throughout the world. Aylward designs systems for the most complex and challenging applications, including Cube Feed System for solid-dose blisters, the XYZ Feed System for complex blister layouts, and the Compact Feed System for unusual tablet shapes and sizes, featuring simplified operation and a lower entry cost.
Belco Packaging Systems, Inc.
Belco manufactures the BM 2020 and BM 3025 blister sealers, available in two machine sizes with sealing platens measuring 20-in wide X 20 in. deep and 30 in. wide X 25 in. deep. Features easy set up and operation: simply set the digital temperature control and seal time for the product to be sealed and adjust the incoming airline pressure to the proper PSI reading on the provided air gauge. Then place a blister into each seal fixture cavity, load product and place the blister top card. Features a two-station design shuttle drawer for independent and safe operation. Blister sealer units feature specially designed heater blankets for even heat transfer.
BluePrint Automation (BPA)
Vision robotic loading for raw and packaged products into clamshells include the Spider 100. The system offers full automation of bag handling and horizontal loading process of boxes and/or trays. This solution includes the BPA robotic platform that features targeted processing components to fully suit specific applications, including the patented SmartTrak system for high-speed precollation and end effectors.
nVenia helps automate the filling of cups, trays, clamshells, and other rigid nestable containers through the use of its OHLSON Brand Automated Cup and Tray system, which is designed for the quick and easy filling of trays with various products, including medical devices, hardware, and food products such as snacks or frozen meals. The system uses a traveling indexing assembly with platens custom-designed to fit customers’ clamshells or cups, moving each container under stations for product filling using OHLSON Brand Multi-Head Weighers or other filling equipment. Post-fill, the containers can move on to other stations, including gas flushing, top sealing, and more. Designed for food applications, the system comes with stainless steel framework and food-grade materials, and allows for fully adjustable guide rails and a variable speed infeed/discharge conveyor.
Graphic Packaging International
Graphic Packaging has several machine models that handle picking and placing of clamshells, picking, labeling and restacking of clamshells or cartoning of blisters of tablets.
Marchesini Group USA Inc.
Robotized blister lines represent the top of the range of Marchesini mechanical innovation. Ideal for packaging products of all sizes, they combine blister packaging and cartoning sections thanks to directly integrated robotized systems and can reach speeds of up to 720 blisters and 500 cartons per minute. On request, the machines can be equipped with systems for control of shape and size of tablets and with NIR systems for identification of the active ingredient of individual products in the blister.
Morrison Container Handling Solutions
Morrison Container Handling Solutions offers custom engineered blister and clamshell handling equipment to meet customer needs. Morrison can customize tray and container denesters to automate the manual, repetitive task of separating and setting a packaging tray on a conveyor line. Automated and customized denesters utilize timing screw or pneumatic technology to eliminate manual, repetitive processes that can slow down production lines running semi-rigid packaging containers, including clamshells. An example of an innovative customized solution by Morrison: to integrate denesters into existing lines while other actions are being performed to save time and space while increasing throughput and significantly improving the bottom line. For example, an update of a labeling process with a denesting and renesting system could allow a customer to partially denest containers for labels to be applied, then quickly renest containers to continue them moving down a line.
The Pharmaworks blister machine is capable of packaging virtually any blister application for a variety of industries. Pharmaworks equipment has been designed for production in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, medical device, animal health, and consumer industries. Each machine model can handle packaging applications from solid dose products like tablets, capsules, and gelcaps to more complex blister packaging applications such as medical devices, syringes, and liquids.
In addition to its line of denesting equipment, Precision PMD offers customized blister and clamshell filling and closing equipment that can integrated into lines. The Precision PMD Clamshell Packaging System consists of two-head VH Series Denesters, an integrated net weigh filler, and a two-head clamshell closer. This clamshell packaging system handles 50 containers/min.
Remtec Automation, LLC
Robotic retail blister pack machine loading and unloading system runs at speeds over 90 ppm. Blister machinery handles randomly fed bulk product with vision guided picking.
RINCO ultrasonic welding machines feature minimum welding times, high precision and low maintenance requirements. RINCO manufactures welding machines in three product series that meet every requirement from welding the very smallest components to large-area elements, including blister welding machine offering solutions for film packaging.
Romaco offers the Noack brand of robust, flexible blister machines for small to medium batch sizes. Contract packaging companies and generics manufacturers particularly appreciate short retooling times that speed up product changeovers, high level of reliability and availability, short machine and line length and line competence in combination with Romaco’s cartoner family.
Sonoco Alloyd supplies automatic, semi-automatic and reconditioned heat sealing machines for medical and retail packaging. Equipment portfolio includes semi-automatic heat sealing machines, automatic heat sealing machines, tabletop options, rotary heat-sealing equipment and more. Company’s focus is on developing equipment and packaging solutions that increase operating efficiencies, reduce costs and improve operator/equipment interaction through ergonomically enhanced designs.
Starview Packaging Machinery
Starview designs and manufactures a large selection of standard and custom sealing equipment for blister clamshell, skin, food trays, medical device trays and pharmaceutical wallet packaging. Models include shuttles, rotaries, carousel and inline machines ranging from manual to fully automatic. Integrated systems with robotic in-feeds and pack-off systems are also available.
Uhlmann Packaging Systems
Uhlmann manufactures pharmaceutically compliant blister machines, ranging from small and flexible for fast batch changeovers, to universal machines offering mid-range performance, to high-speed blister machines for mass production. All blister machines are designed for fast format changeovers and a straightforward user interface that promotes short setup times and allow ergonomic, uncomplicated operation. Uhlmann offers a wide product line of blister machines, ranging from the B 200, an entry-level price blister system offering flexibility and efficient packaging of small batches to the B 1880, running at a maximum of 1,300 blisters/min.
Visual Packaging Machinery, Inc.
Visual Packaging is a supplier of blisters sealers, clamshell sealers and skin packaging machines. Manual, semi-automatic and fully automatic blister sealing machines come in a full range of sizes, stations with standard features and customized options to meet any need in the market; models range from shuttles and rotaries to carousels and inline designs. Other highlights in the Visual Packaging product line include the CT /CTR Series skin packaging machines, designed for low to medium volume applications. The CT series incorporates a stationary heating system with instant on/off heaters, which quickly heat up during cycles and turn off for loading/unloading.
Volm Companies, Inc.
The Volmpack DLM Clamshell Filler was designed with cherry, cherry tomato, and small produce packers in mind. Packing facilities interested in automating clamshell and punnet filling will benefit from this packing machine, which works gently and efficiently with small products. And, at rates up to 44 packages per minute, it is an excellent addition to any facility looking to reduce labor and increase production.
Zed Industries, Inc.
Zed Industries supplies a wide range of blister sealers, clamshell sealers, skin packer thermoforming machines, medical sealers, and related equipment. Featured products include the Zed 15-RS Series of automated rotary heat sealers designed for sealing conventional carded blister packs, medical or pharmaceutical packages utilizing Tyvek, foil, thin plastic, laminated film stock, and more.
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