Blister line BEC 300

Max. 300 blisters/min.
Max. 150 or 300 cartons/min.

The added-value machine in the compact range – Anniversary Edition available until December 31, 2018

Package with utmost versatility and maximum output, in customary, first-class Uhlmann quality: these are the clear advantages of the Blister line BEC 300 – available in the new DesignPlus, Anniversary Edition at an attractive inclusive price until December 31, 2018. The packaging line combines a blister machine, cartoner, and feeder, forming an integrated, all-in-one system measuring 8.4 m in length. The BEC 300 is the ideal line for the processing of all common solid dose products and types of forming material in batches of up to 70,000 packs. A guided, tool-free format changeover ensures a short setup time – ideal for all pharmaceutical companies that focus on flexible packaging. 

Aspects of the BEC 300 that promote the efficient and flexible packaging of solid dose products:

  • Fast: Format changeover in 30 minutes on account of few, lightweight format parts that can be exchanged without tools; smooth surfaces for fast line clearance
  • Powerful: For small to medium-sized batches of 10,000 to 70,000 packs with a maximum output of 300 blisters and 150 (optionally 300) cartons per minute
  • Straightforward: Intuitive operation and guided format changeovers with the SmartControl operating system, the smart Uhlmann HMI
  • Tailored: A wide range of applications for the processing of all common types of forming material, product shapes, carton sizes, and types of closure; blister pockets up to 40 mm long and cartons up to 100 mm in height possible

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 Heating and forming station

Heating and forming station

The servo-regulated forming station has four guide posts that ensure uniform closing pressure. It processes the forming material to form blisters with a maximum forming depth of 12 mm (PVC) and 10 mm (aluminum). The heating station has three individually adjustable heating zones per heating plate. The heating plates open automatically when the machine stops.

 Vibratory feeder

Vibratory feeder

The vibratory feeder quickly and efficiently feeds products of simple geometry in the running direction of the machine.

 Fill section

Fill section

The pharmaceutically compliant Blister line BEC 300 has a clearly visible fill section. This facilitates fast line clearance.

 Rotary sealing

Rotary sealing

Various functions of the rotary sealing promote high blister quality and protect the products, e.g., automatic lifting in the case of a machine stop.

 Embossing, perforating, and punching station

Embossing, perforating, and punching station

The embossing, perforating, and punching station ensures perfect blisters. The laser pocket control in the punch is responsible for absolutely accurate blister dimensions. Lightweight tools minimize resetting times.

 Carton feeder

Carton feeder

The design of the rotary carton feeder takes ergonomics into account. The carton blanks are easily loaded into the magazine.

 Product loading

Product loading

The servo-regulated product loader accurately inserts blisters and leaflets in the cartons.

 Closing station

Closing station

The cartoner module – here the closing station – is also designed for fast, tool-free format changeovers. An optional alternative is the integration of a station that permits a changeover from tuck-in to hot-melt closure. All marking and inspection systems for a Track & Trace application can be incorporated into the closing unit.

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Technical Data

Blister line BEC 300

Blister module

Max. output

300 blisters/min.

Mode of operation

single lane

Scope of application

solid dose products

Sealing principle

rotary sealing

Max. format area [index x width]

200 x 145 mm

Max. forming depth

12 mm

Max. reel diameter

forming material 600 mm, lid material 300 mm

Processable forming materials

laminated Al foils, PVC, PVC/PVDC, PVC/Aclar, PP

Processable lid materials

hard Al, soft Al, paper/Al, Al with defined hardness, others on request

Cartoner module

Max. output

150 or 300 cartons/min.

Scope of application

blisters

Max. carton size [A x B x H]

115 x 100 x 150 mm (150 cartons/min.), 105 x 105 x 155 mm (300 cartons/min.)

Pitch

140 mm

Max. no. of blisters

14

Max. blister stack height

95 mm

Types of closure

tuck-in and hot-melt

The Blister line BEC 300 in detail

The Blister line BEC 300 is geared to a maximum output of 300 blisters and 150 (optional 300) cartons per minute. The end-to-end blister line is of modular design: an integrated blister transfer allows the blister machine to pass the blisters to the cartoner module.


Feeders set the pace

A vibratory feeder, a brush box feeder, or the SimTap 3s c feeder set a high speed at the outset of the pharmaceutical packaging process. SimTap stands for “simultaneous tablet placement”: the products are placed directly in the blister pockets at high speed. A format changeover with the SimTap 3s c is also completed quickly: on the basis of stored parameters, many settings are readily available for a product changeover.


Straightforward operation of the packaging line

In addition to output, a focal aspect of the Blister line BEC 300 is its user-friendliness: the line is easy to clean, reset, and operate. For example, the rotary carton feeder is ergonomically positioned to allow an optimum working height. The few format parts are light in weight and can be exchanged quickly. This results in gained time, greater efficiency, higher productivity, and, in the end, lower follow-up costs. Particular importance is also attached to fast, GMP-compliant cleaning. Obvious features here are the fill section with its smooth surfaces and the cantilever design allowing good visibility.


Tool-free format changeover in less than 30 minutes

A short setup time is the key to high production output. In the case of the BEC 300, one operator can carry out a three-dimensional format changeover within 30 minutes. The small number of lightweight format parts, which can be exchanged without needing any tools, makes this possible. An operating system leads the operator step by step through the format changeover and also provides support during the production stage. This assistance is displayed on two SmartControl panels, each mounted on a pivoted support arm. Consequently, the operator is able to access information and instructions where needed at the line.


SmartControl operating system

The SmartControl operating system is an unparalleled human-machine interface with an exceptional graphical user interface. Continuous refinement ensures intuitive user guidance throughout the entire packaging process. Straightforward guidance through format changeovers and production processes, as well as the availability of illustrated explanations, mean that personnel from other machines only need a short familiarization period before operating the BEC 300.


Wide range of applications

The Blister line BEC 300 is able to package a wide range of solid dose formats. For example, a maximum blister forming depth of 12 mm is possible with PVC forming materials and 10 mm in the case of aluminum blisters without any output restrictions. Uhlmann also offers a solution for the packaging of very long products, such as caplets and capsules. The BEC 300 can package long solid dose products in pockets up to 40 mm in length.

It is also possible to realize a wide variety of carton sizes and formats on account of the maximum carton height of 100 mm. The BEC 300 is capable of packaging larger blister stacks, e.g. a 10-blister stack of standard capsules plus a booklet, in a carton. 

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