PDC International Corp., producer of tamper-evident neck banding technology for packaging in the food, beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical industries, recently introduced a special customized version of their shrink sealer for tamper-evident banding, the Model 50-E.
Model 50-E is for pharmaceuticl and medical device packaging engineers and automation companies requiring the specialized knowledge to integrate tamper-evident equipment into large manufacturing systems. Utilizing special product handling, the machineryprovides security and package integrity, which is crucial in maintaining product safety for high value medications or medical devices.
Utilizing PDC’s patented Tetrahedron Wedge technology, the Model 50-E mechanically handles sleeving material through the feeding, cutting and application process. Similarly, the product is also handled in a positive manner, never letting it out of machine control throughout the banding process. This machinery is rated for shrink sleeving application speeds up to 130 containers/min.
Model 50-E can run either a full sleeve or solely a neck band depending on container specifications. Standard features include: stainless-steel frame and covers, timing screw drive, motorized unwind reel and static eliminator. This model is part of a series of PDC shrink sealers that are rugged, reliable, and provide customers with a high value for the price.
PDC engineers are experts at integrating customer’s specialized product handling, such as escapements for special pallets on which the product is carried, as well as integrating sleeving systems, sleeve applicators and shrink tunnels into medical device assembly equipment for large pharmaceutical production lines.
Additionally, the machine configuration can be customized and special electrical panel designs can be provided to comply with line space constraints. PDC’s engineering team closely communicates and collaborates with customers to produce the final optimized production line, and PDC electrical engineers program the communications with line controls for system integration.