The trend in the medical products industry towards greater individualisation and product variety continues unabated.
At this year's MedTec in Stuttgart, MULTIVAC will therefore be presenting flexible solutions for packing medical products in small to medium-sized batches. The packaging solutions to be exhibited, among them a thermoforming packaging machine, a traysealer and a chamber machine, are highly efficient and suitable for producing a wide range of pack formats.
The exhibits will include a R 081 thermoforming packaging machine a compact model for small-scale production and for those companies, which want to launch into automated packaging. The machine can be used for producing both vacuum packs and modified atmosphere packs with reduced residual oxygen content. Flexible and rigid films as well as Tyvek® and paper-based packaging materials can be run with ease. The range of pack formats can be freely configured. The drawer system ensures that format change is fast and simple.
In Stuttgart the R 081 will be exhibited with the DP 230 direct web printer and the TTO 06, a network-enabled thermal transfer printer of the latest generation. The DP 230, which is fitted in the area of the sealing station, can print the packs in both the longitudinal and cross directions and is therefore suitable for machines with multi-row and multi-track dies.
As regards the traysealer sector, the T 260 will be on view, which was specially developed to meet the high demands of the medical products and pharmaceutical industries. This mobile and compact model is designed for running a wide spectrum of trays, and it offers companies packing small to medium-sized batches a high degree of process reliability, reproducibility and above all flexibility. The sealing die ensures that a controlled sealing pressure and precise temperature distribution are achieved. Critical parameters are monitored permanently by sensors.
MULTIVAC will also be presenting the C 300 TC chamber machine from its wide range of chamber machine products. This model enables sterile medical products to be packed securely in film pouches, and packs can be produced either as vacuum packs or with modified atmosphere and reduced residual oxygen content. A temperature-controlled and permanently heated sealing bar, which can be both validated and calibrated, ensures that this machine achieves reproducible sealing quality. All the above mentioned machines are cleanroom-compatible and of course meet all the legal requirements as well as the GMP, GAMP5 and ISO guidelines.