PressOut Automatic

Deblistering machine for recovering tablets and capsules from push-thru and multi-product blisters with in-line and diagonal/offset layouts.

Function

PressOut Automatic deblistering machine empties tablets and capsules from reject blister packs at a rate of up to 60 blisters per minute.

It handles medium to large batches of:

  • Push-through blisters

  • Linear and offset formats

  • Multi-product blisters

Features

  • Automatic Feed and user interface with fault indicators

  • Fully cGMP & easy to use

  • Variable speed up to 60 blisters per minute
  • Handles thermoform/alu as well as coldform/alu

  • Low-cost custom or adjustable tooling
  • No product or foil contamination

  • Pack counter

  • Sensor to prevent magazine operating when empty

  • Easy cleaning
Application


Automated pharmacy dispensing

Deblister tablets or capsules from bulk-supplied blisters and refill cartridges from automated dispensing systems

Clinical trials in laboratories

Deblister valuable clinical trial drugs from unused packs

Quality control testing

Testing packaging material characteristics

Pharmaceutical production and packaging facilities

Empty finished blisters which have been rejected from the packaging line because of empty pockets, poor seals, incorrect batch coding etc. Valuable product can then be re-packaged to increase yield and reduce wastage costs.

Pharmaceutical distribution & inventory management

The same drugs are often supplied to different countries in blisters with different formats and with foil printed in local languages. Manage fluctuating market demands by deblistering surplus stocks of finished blister packs and re-packaging the contents in formats to suit the needs of other markets.

Benefits

Prevents product damage

  • The patented roller and guide system gently eases product out of the pocket so that minimal pressure is exerted on the tablets.

  • The neoprene rollers come in different grades of hardness so that softer guide rollers can be used for more fragile products.

Prevents foil contamination

  • Foil remains attached to the waste blister pack during emptying

  • Waste blisters and recovered product are collected separately

No more painful fingers or RSI

Operators who deblister manually often suffer blisters on their fingers, Repetitive Strain Injury or Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. Using a machine to deblister:

  • Improves Health & Safety by protecting staff from injury
  • Improves morale because staff no longer need to do such a mundane job by hand.

Portable

  • This machine is light enough to be lifted and moved from bench to bench.

  • Does not need to be connected to an air supply.

More hygienic than manual emptying

  • Constructed in stainless steel and designed to cGMP standards for easy cleaning.
  • Recovered product does not need to be handled by operators.


Technical Specification

Blister Type
Push-through and multi-product
Blisters Layout
In-line and diagonal / offset layout
Operation
Automatic
Machine Construction
All product contact areas are stainless steel 316 and ABS food grade.
Maximum Pack Size
150mm (W) x 120mm (L)
(5.9" x 4.7")
Operating Speed
Up to 60 blisters per minute
Power Supplies
Single phase electricity 110/230V
Control system
Low voltage (24V) control systems
Machine Dimensions
620mm (W) x 610mm (L) x 1310mm (H)
(24" x 22" x 51.6")
Machine Weight
70kg (154 lbs)
Shipping Weight
140kg (309 lbs)
Approx Tooling Changeover
3 minutes