EZ Blister

Small scale blister packaging machine for labs and facilities requiring low volume packaging solutions.

Function

EZ Blister is a compact, customizable, commercially competitive blister packaging machine for clinical trial laboratories and facilities requiring low volume packaging solutions. It shares the technology and processes of larger production machines to create high quality packaging.

Features

  • Produces small batches of all types of blister packs including thermoformed and cold-formed, blister formats of all shapes and all materials

  • Customizable to individual commercial and manufacturing requirements

  • Easy set up via HMI and minimal training required

  • Compact space saving bench top design

  • Precision engineered knurled or heat sealing plates

  • Forms from pre-cut pieces of forming material

  • Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) function available as an optional extra
  • Cold forming capability

  • Tool-less changeover of format parts in less than 2 minutes

  • All machine parts either 304 stainless steel, anodized aluminium or PTFE

  • Perforated cutting tools (optional)

  • Teflon coated forming plates

  • Operating speed of approx. 200 cycles per hour for any single operation

*Tooling and material dependent

Benefits

More control for R&D labs

  • Bring your blister packing in-house instead of booking time on production lines or outsourcing to a third party – minimises delays, allowing your new drug product to get to market sooner

  • Every day saved in the R&D lab is a day of extra profits in the marketplace

Flexible pack design

  • Blister pack using a variety of materials, novel shapes, sizes or perforations - allows the full range of possibilities to be explored for pack development in the R&D lab

  • Offers increased flexibility to contract packers

High quality blisters

  • Reproducible, production quality packaging

  • Fast & easy set-up – no specialist knowledge is required to operate EZ Blister so there is no need for an engineer to be present

Compact, portable design

  • Table top design for convenient blister packaging

Reduce R&D time

  • Sepha can design your new blister packs. This is especially useful for customers who conduct clinical trials. We can advise them how to rationalise the number of different tools needed, even if the lab needs to package many different products

  • Fast turnaround to tool-up for new products – 2-3 weeks for thermoform and cold-form tooling, faster than outsourcing small batches to a contract packer

More economical for batches up to 20,000 units

  • Fully cGMP, so it is quick to clean – requires 5 minutes

  • Fast 2 minute changeover - reduces down-time between production batches

Application

EZ Blister is ideal for producing small batches of high quality blister packs in:

Pharmaceutical Research and Development laboratories

  • Clinical trials

  • Stability studies

  • Package development

  • Marketing samples

Pharmaceutical production and packaging departments

Low volumes which may not normally be economic on high speed fully automatic lines can be turned around quickly on EZ Blister , e.g. packing small batches of specialist drugs.

Technical Specification

Pack Type
Blister
Warranty
Supplied with a 12 month warranty. (Service Level Agreements and/or extended warranties are available for additional support).
User Interface
Touchscreen HMI, Hand operated regulators, push buttons
Format Dimensions
Max Format Area: 180 x 120mm (7.5 x 5")
Max Thermoform Depth: 14mm*
Max Coldform Depth: 12mm*
*Dependent on material type and cavitity profile
Operation
Semi-automatic
Construction
Stainless Steel (Grade 304)
Controls
Temperature: 0 - 200°C settable +/-1°C
Pressure: 0.2 - 0.6MPa (Force 6.3 - 18.8kN)
Timers: 0 - 99.99 sec settable +/- 0.1 sec
Counter: 0 - 999 cycles
Utilities
Electrical: Min. 110V Single phase, 15A
Min. 230V Single phase, 6.5A
Air Supply Min.250 L/min at 0.6 MPa
Operating Speed
Aprox. 200 cycles per hour for any single operation
Tooling Changeover
2 - 3 minutes
Tooling warm up
Approx: 10-15 mins
Machine Dimensions
655mm (W) x 715mm (D) x 555mm (H) (25.8 x 28.2 x 21.9")
Weight
Machine: 138kg (304lbs)
Tooling: 12kg (26lbs)
Shipping weight: 200kg (440lbs) (incl tooling)