Sepha has released a functional upgrade for EZ Blister, the lab scale packaging machine.
This new material auto-feed function aims to increase the overall rate of production while reducing operator input.
EZ Blister is a leading lab-scale blister packing machine offering smaller pharmaceutical and packaging facilities, such as laboratories and clinical trial operations, the flexibility to manage blister packaging operations at a lower cost and without interrupting 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 thermo-forming or cold forming, depending on individual requirements. The current model is a table top machine with a range of optional features available to allow the customer to tailor the machine to best suit operations.
Incorporating a workstation, coding digits, or a modified atmosphere function for example are all optional extras, which enable users to create a customised device to suit packaging requirements and budget constraints.
The new upgrade incorporates a work station with reel holder and a roller-based tensioning system, which holds the material in place and feeds predetermined amounts through the machine for forming or sealing. EZ Blister Auto increases the rate of production to approximately 300-500 cycles per hour for a single operation.
Originally developed as a special one-off project for a customer, the 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.