Atlas Vac Machine, LLC’s medical tray sealer with an all-electric press allows medical device packagers to achieve up to 33% greater productivity. Available with single or dual-shuttle configurations, it features a servo-drive system to apply, measure, and control direct force output with more accuracy and greater repeatability than standard pneumatic versions that control air pressure and attempt to equate it to downward force. The resulting down-force “signature curve” reaches full down-force application quickly and is held extremely constant throughout the entire dwell time setting.
Higher forces are attainable with new servo-driven models, allowing more sealing tool nest area to be utilized per stroke. The Atlas Vac electric press medical tray sealer is for packaging of medical devices, medical disposables, pharmaceuticals, and other precision packaging that requires validation of package sealing protocols to ensure package aesthetics and integrity.
Productivity is increased by up to 33% with this new all-electric sealer design, because the operator can engage the entire sealing cycle with the push of a button rather than having both hands on the safety sensors. This allows the operator to stage the next package set while the auto shuttle moves and the press is engaging—increasing production over previous versions. Safety is ensured through the light curtain system that automatically detects any interference within it—ceasing press and shuttle motion until the unit is reset.
An optional electric auto shuttle is smoother, more precise, more repeatable and faster than the manual shuttle engagement. The auto shuttle system eliminates ergonomic issues and is standard equipment on electric tray sealer.
Direct force control is achieved by servo-drive system in which forces are monitored and controlled using a direct measurement feedback loop. That differs from pneumatic systems that measure air pressure and attempt to equate this to force despite variability of the supply flow due to differences in airline size, incorrect fittings, distance from the compressor, and more.
A heavy heater section and a Teflon®-coated seal platen provide sufficient mass to distribute the thermal energy evenly—without hot spots or wide fluctuations in surface temperature—even in high package cycling.
PLC controls are available from Mitsubishi or Allen Bradley, with validation protocols, recipes, passwords, operator screens, alarms, data acquisition, and other tools of the trade available in standard or custom configurations. CE certification is always available for machines designated for EU markets.