Medical thermoform-fill-sealer is versatile

Rick Lingle in Thermoforming on July 20, 2017

The Medical 8000S thermoform-fill-seal machine produces a range of packaging including flexible packaging, semi-rigid packaging, rigid packaging, modified atmosphere packaging and more. 


The Medical 8000S thermoform-fill-seal (TFS) machine from Ossid (Battleboro, NC), a Pro Mach company, provides medical and dental product suppliers and co-packers with customizable packaging that improves throughput while lowering material costs.

The Medical 8000S is rated at up to 20 cycles per minute for moderate to high production rate operations. It produces a variety of package types, including flexible packaging, foil-foil packaging, semi-rigid packaging, rigid packaging, ambient packaging, vacuum packaging, modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), recloseable packaging and more.

Compared to horizontal flow-wrap systems, the Ossid Medical 8000S provides a faster, more efficient method of production. Customers who switch from flow wrapping to an Ossid TFS line will see a cost savings from thermoforming rather than purchasing pre-molded packaging.

“When customers are replacing premade containers, they have savings in space and inventory costs,” says Jason Angel, vp sales and marketing, Ossid.

Users have the option of specifying the PLC and HMI hardware best suited to their unique environment and application. For customers interested in the utmost in hands free operation, an innovative pick-and-place system is available.

Angel tells Packaging Digest that there are several machines are already in the field, though the names of customers are confidential.

“This is an Allen-Bradley [Rockwell Automation] controls-based machine with non-proprietary components,” Angel points out. “It has capability with upstream and downstream processes utilizing Pro Mach complete systems and can utilize ZPI software, providing complete line efficiency reporting.”

ZPI software (shown above) is an option that provides automated information, KPI dashboards, custom reporting and more related to operational efficiency. ZPI also offers on-the-go mobile access.

The 8000S is built using a rugged stainless-steel platform for low vibration and precision movement for long years of service. A servo-motion controlled web conveying drive is another contributor to overall machine optimization and quality operation.

Change parts are readily available as is expert technical support. Category 3 safety systems, ergonomically designed access to the forming and sealing stations, intuitive operator interface, automatic splice detection, and more, round out the machine’s standard features.



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