Blister Express Center (BEC) 700 from Uhlmann Packaging Systems LP, is a combination blister and cartoning module that can produce up to 700 blisters/min and 500 cartons/min. The new blister line can operate on as many as three lanes, and its cartoner module offers two output categories: cartons up to 105x105x155mm can be processed at 300/min, while formats up to 80x90x155 mm can be produced at 500/min.
The BEC 700 is the latest in Uhlmann’s Blister Express Center range, which includes the BEC 300 and BEC 500 blister lines. With each machine in the BEC Series, key benefits derive from the relatively small number of format parts—allowing for tool-free changeovers in just 30 min—and a compact, easy-to-clean design.
BEC 700 is the “biggest sister” of the trio, delivering 40% higher output compared to the BEC 500 primarily due to an additional operating lane. The BEC 700’s modular design also allows for a broader selection of configurations: users can choose between three types of feeders and two sealing principles—continuous-motion rotary or intermittent-motion platen.
The BEC 700 is also easy to use. Its SmartControl operating system employs the “touch and teach” principle whereby operators are guided through processes via the touchscreen interface. Electronic production assistants ensure that procedures such as product changeover are standardized, helping to ensure efficient, optimized workflow.
The BEC 700 can achieve full output capacity with all traditional forming materials, solid-dose products, cartons and pack inserts. The machine’s SimTap simultaneous tablet placement feature places even complex solid-dose products into blister pockets. Both top forming and sealing quality are consistently high regardless of the number of cycles performed. Supplementary line extensions such as end-of-line packaging machines or inspection systems can be incorporated, and integration of track-and-trace systems in compliance with existing and pending serialization mandates is hassle-free.