New medical pouch sealer automates for less

By Lisa McTigue Pierce in Sealers on January 07, 2019

As medical device manufacturers look to automate their packaging operations, they must weigh capital equipment costs, production speeds and floorspace requirements or limitations. Keeping all in mind, a new economical medical packaging sealer operates at speeds up to 70 feet per minute in a footprint of just 37 inches wide and 30 inches deep.

From OK International, the unit is available in two versions: The Supersealer SS2 Medical hot air sealer and the Supersealer SB20 Medical band sealer. Price and footprint are identical for both. Selection depends on the customer’s pouch material and preference for which machine would best fit their application.

The new systems give medical manufacturers currently using a bar sealer a high-speed automated option without adding significant cost or footprint. According to a company representative, “One of the many benefits is, for the same price as a bar sealer, we add speed.”

Made of stainless steel, the sealer monitors and validates heat, speed and pressure parameters. It seals packages up to 40-mil thick and runs on 110 volts (or 220 volts on request) and 80 to 100 psi clean dry air. A touchscreen—which holds up to 64 recipes—enables operators, managers or quality control (QC) personnel to view machine variables at all times. External ports enable easy calibration.

An optional coding system can be incorporated to apply Unique Device Identification (UDI) codes to pouches in the same operation and footprint.

OK International will debut this new sealer at the upcoming MD&M West show, which is co-located with WestPack 2019 (Feb. 5-7; Anaheim, CA), in Booth 1955. Learn more about these events and register to attend here.

 

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