The machine also packs solida products in recyclable mono-material PP blisters. (Picture: Editorial Staff)
More and more pharmaceutical companies are looking for future-proof packaging solutions with high output and low space requirements. The BEC 400 is compact, modular, and combines tablet feeder, blister machine, and cartoner into one packaging line - on a length of less than 9 meters. With a maximum speed of up to 400 blisters and 150 folding cartons per minute, the machine packs all common solid geometries in two lanes. The blister unit and cartoner can be separated by pharmaceutical wall, and the small footprint reduces cleanroom costs. Time-saving format changes can be made in under 30 minutes. Easy cleaning and the intuitive SmartControl operating system ensure maximum performance and safety.
Processing mono materials
Pharmaceutical manufacturers can package recyclable mono-materials and films made from renewable raw materials in a process-safe and efficient manner. "As Strategic Product Manager for the BEC 400 blister line, I am proud that our blister technology offers unprecedented sustainability thanks to the use of PP mono-materials, significantly reducing environmental impact. The exceptional flexibility of the BEC 400 allows seamless adaptation to different packaging requirements and ensures optimal efficiency with minimal downtime. By investing in our BEC 400 blister line, our customers can reliably achieve their sustainability goals," said Maik Arnzen, Strategic Product Manager at Uhlmann Pac-Systeme. The roller sealing system for PP mono features efficient lidding film and forming film preheating, which ensures precise and consistently reliable sealing of the blisters. In addition, retrofitting with PP-Mono is possible for existing BEC 400, BEC 500 and BEC 700 machines with roller sealing.
Integration into fully automated production processes
Patient safety is the top priority when packaging pharmaceuticals. Other important factors are efficiency and cost-effectiveness. With the Pexcite software platform, Uhlmann ensures safety and provides a digital solution for controlling and monitoring the entire packaging process. For example, energy consumption of the individual elements of a packaging line can be recorded and analyzed, and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) can be monitored. Ideally suited to the compact BEC 400 blister line, it can be smoothly integrated into existing or new IT environments. This also applies to track & trace solutions from Uhlmann or other manufacturers, which enable seamless traceability from production to the patient.
Sustainable packaging concept
Special requirements have to be met when switching to sustainable blister packaging solutions such as PP-Mono. In this context, Uhlmann supports pharmaceutical companies with comprehensive support - from the initial idea to the roll-out. Together with the customer and qualified packaging material manufacturers, Uhlmann develops sustainable packaging concepts, individually tailored to requirements. In the Uhlmann Test Center, the new packaging is tested under real conditions on equivalent machines in order to exploit the full potential of the BEC 400.