New Blister line BEC 400
The Appropriate Blister Line for Every Need

  • Compact blister line comprising a blister and a cartoner module
  • New member of the BEC family positioned between the BEC 300 and the BEC 500 in terms of price and performance
  • Very short format changeovers in less than 30 minutes
  • Direct, compact blister transfer to the cartoner module

The BEC 400 is the fourth member of the BEC family to be presented by Uhlmann. The compact machine is less than nine meters in length and packages solid dose products in up to 400 blisters and 150 cartons per minute. The BEC 400 is geared to medium-sized production batches. The line handles large blisters up to 100 x 165 millimeter in size as well as large-volume cartons particularly efficiently and cost-effectively.

Uhlmann aims to offer the appropriate blister line to meet every need and every budget. The company now introduces the BEC 400, which is positioned between the BEC 300 and the BEC 500 in terms of price and performance.

Fast format changeovers in less than 30 minutes
Short format changeovers are a key feature of the BEC family – and this also applies to the BEC 400. All the modules operate with just a few format parts that can be exchanged without the need for tools. The whole line permits good visibility and is easy to clean. The SmartControl operating system guides the user through the cleaning and format changeover processes. This means that a changeover to a different format on the BEC 400 is possible in less than 30 minutes – even for operators without specialized knowledge.

Direct, compact blister transfer
Uhlmann has based the BEC 400 on a tried-and-tested principle. Nevertheless, the design engineers have modified or redesigned key functions. For example, the BEC 400 has a direct blister transfer from the punch to the cartoner module. As the blisters are passed to the cartoner module in just two process steps, the line is shorter in length. The primary and secondary packaging areas are clearly separated. A further reduction in energy consumption has been attained, and fewer format parts lead to even shorter format changeover times.

Profile Blister line BEC 400

  • Sealing principle: platen or rotary
  • Scope of application: solid dose products
  • Mode of operation: two-lane

Blister module

  • max. output: 400 blisters/min.
  • max. format area: 200 x 284 mm
  • max. blister size: 100 x 165 mm
  • max. forming depth: 12 mm (PVC), 11 mm (Al)

Cartoner module

  • max. output: 150 cartons/min.
  • max. carton size: 105 x 100 x 170 mm
  • max. no. of blisters: 14
  • max. blister height: 95 mm
  • 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.