Blister line BEC 500
Smart technology for maximum flexibility and efficiency

  • Complete, double-lane system with a blister and a cartoner module for the packaging of solid dose products
  • Geared to medium-sized batches and frequent format changeovers
  • Tool-free format changeover by one person in 30 minutes
  • Just 10 meters in length

Pharmaceutical products are tailored more and more to meet regional and target-group needs. As a result, global pharmaceutical companies, generics manufacturers and contract packers have to process an increasing number of smaller batches. In view of this, the cost effectiveness of packaging lines is taking on greater significance. Uhlmann developed the BEC 500 to meet these requirements. It is a complete system with a blister and a cartoner module for the packaging of solid dose products. Geared to frequent and fast format changeovers, it handles medium-sized batches of between 30,000 and 150,000 packs.

A format changeover involves just a few steps – it takes a maximum of 30 minutes for one person to complete. The Uhlmann design engineers concentrated on reducing the number of format parts to ensure this. The few format parts that have to be exchanged are foolproof and light in weight. Practically all parameters can be stored and then automatically adjusted at the touch of a button. In addition to fast format changeovers, the BEC 500 promotes quick and easy cleaning. Smooth surfaces, the clear-cut cantilever design and the enclosed mechanics simplify work for the operators. All parts are easily accessible or can be removed.

Fast format changeovers mean that the BEC 500 is particularly cost effective in packaging medium-sized batches. Uhlmann systematically focused on the total cost of ownership (TCO) not only in the case of the line itself but also the format parts. Consequently, pharmaceutical manufacturers using the productive and cost-efficient BEC 500 are well prepared to meet the requirements of highly flexible production.

Profile Blister line BEC 500

  • Batch size: 30,000 to 150,000 packs
  • Sealing principle: platen or rotary
  • Scope of application: solid dose products
  • Mode of operation: double-lane

Blister module

  • Max. output: 500 blisters/min.
  • Max. format area: 200 x 284 mm
  • Max. forming depth: 12 mm (PVC), 11 mm (Al)

Cartoner module

  • Max. output: 300 or 500 cartons/min.
  • Max. carton size: 105 x 105 x 155 mm (at 300 cartons/min.), 80 x 90 x 155 mm (at 500 cartons/min.)
  • Types of closure: tuck-in, hot-melt, 4th flap

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Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG is a leading global systems supplier for the packaging of pharmaceutical products in blisters, bottles, and cartons. In addition to its innovative packaging lines, Uhlmann provides consultation, project management, and extensive services from a single source. The company is part of the Uhlmann Group, which generated sales amounting to EUR 374 million with its workforce of approximately 2,000 in the business year 2016/2017. In 2018, Uhlmann looks back on 70 successful years in the pharmaceutical packaging sector and sets its sights on continuing this success story with future-oriented innovations.