Atlas Vac Machine: Medical tray sealer

A new all-electric sealer speeds production and ensures repeatability.

A new all-electric sealer speeds production and ensures repeatability.
A new all-electric sealer speeds production and ensures repeatability.

Atlas Vac Machine’s all-electric press is available with single or dual shuttle configurations and features a servo-drive system to apply, measure, and control direct force output more accurately and with greater repeatability. The resulting down-force “signature curve” reaches full down-force application quickly and is held constant throughout the entire dwell time setting. 

In addition, higher forces are attainable with new servo-driven models, allowing more sealing tool nest area to be used per stroke. The Atlas Vac electric press medical tray sealer is ideal for packaging of medical devices, medical disposables, pharmaceuticals and other precision packaging that requires validation of package sealing protocols to ensure package aesthetics and integrity. 

According to the vendor, productivity is increased by up to 33% with this new all-electric sealer design because the operator can engage the entire sealing cycle with the push of a button rather than having both hands on the safety sensors. This allows the operator to stage the next package set while the auto shuttle moves and the press is engaging. Safety is ensured through the light curtain system that automatically detects any interference within it, ceasing press and shuttle motion until the unit is reset.

An optional electric auto shuttle, available on the entire Atlas Vac line for the past three years, is smoother, more precise, more repeatable, and faster than the manual shuttle engagement. This auto shuttle system eliminates ergonomic issues and is standard equipment on the tray sealer.

A heavy heater section and a Teflon-coated seal platen provide sufficient mass to distribute the thermal energy evenly without hot spots or wide fluctuations in surface temperature, even in high package cycling. 

PLCs are available from Mitsubishi or Allen-Bradley with validation protocols, recipes, passwords, operator screens, alarms, data acquisition, and other tools available in standard or custom configurations. CE certification is available for machines designated for EU markets.

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