Medical Packaging Machines

MHI offers Advanced Packaging Equipment from MHK

Medical Packaging Machines

MHI's Medical Packaging Machines division distributes the blister thermoforming equipment built by MHK (Maruho Hatsujyo Kogyo) in Kyoto, another subsidiary of Maruho. MHK has been building these machines since 1987 and is one of the leading suppliers of pharmaceutical and medical packaging machinery in Japan. Over 400 MHK machines have been installed in Japan and Asia. Its customers include Maruho and leading Japanese and multinational medical and pharmaceutical companies.

MHI's mission is to meet our customers’ needs:

  • By providing the highest possible quality blister packaging equipment
  • By providing nationwide support
  • By integrating feeding systems, vision inspection and inline printing solutions of our customers' choice.
  • By providing locally-supplied tooling that meets our high standards and is available within our customers' time frames

MHI offers several of MHK’s state-of-the-art packaging machines that have been especially modified to meet the exacting demands of the US market. Currently, MHI's standard product line includes:

  • Eagle
  • Spirit & Spirit-s
  • Denali
  • Patriot

All of these machines are "built by pharma, for pharma".

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The Eagle blister machine is equipped with a lidding material pre-heat station to allow the processing of Child Resistant laminated lidding materials.

The servo driven and water cooled bottom sealing roller and the secondary cooling unit ensure maximum sealing process reliability over the course of your production run.

Both forming and lidding material unwind shafts are centrally adjustable for proper alignment of the materials.

The multi zone forming material heating station is servo driven and permits recipe driven adjustments of the stroke. Unique temperature sensors support easy validation and station calibration.

The limited number of format parts are lightweight and can be changed without tools (guide tracks and optional perforating and debossing tools not shown).

Eagle

Dimensions:
Length 1.970 meters
Width 0.900 meters
Height 1.635 meters

Weight: 1650 kg

Format Area: 90 x 130mm. (index by width)

Max Depth: 13 mm.

Mode of Operation: Platen Forming/Rotary Sealing

Output: up to 200 blisters/min.

Max Punch Speed: 100 cycles/minute

Max. reel diameters:
Forming film 500 mm.
Lidding film 300 mm.

Forming materials possible: PVC, PVDC, COC, ACLAR, ALU
Lidding materials: All ALU, paper, PVC, PET or laminated heat sealable lidding materials for Push-thru, Peelable, or Peel/Push applications

Features: Servo Driven, Balcony Design, Multi-zone preheating, Recipe driven format change, Tool-free change over, Small footprint, Versatile feeding solutions

The Eagle blister machine was designed for maximum versatility and process reliability. Ideally suited for varying batch sizes, with quick changeover that is recipe driven and tool free. Servo technology ensures repeatability and minimizes mechanical adjustments. Eagle’s balcony design achieves a small footprint.

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Spirit & Spirit-s

Dimensions: Length 1.205 meters
Width 0.877 meters
Height 0.975 meters
Weight: 700 kg

Spirit Format Area: 150 mm x 150 mm

Spirit-s Format Area: 180 mm x 180 mm

Max Depth: 30 mm.

Mode of Operation: Semi-automatic

Output: depending on tool configuration

Max Punch Speed: 5 cycles/minute

Max. reel diameters (with optional material reel shafts):
Forming film 200 mm.
Lidding film 200 mm.

Forming materials possible: PVC, PVDC, ACLAR, PP, PET, ALU and others

Lidding materials: All ALU, paper, PVC, PET or laminated heat sealable lidding materials

The semi-automatic, multi-functional Spirit and Spirit-s blister packaging machines are ideal for packaging development, small scale production, material testing and more. The universal station is performing the forming-, sealing-, and punching function in consecutive steps.

The machine can be used to package solids, powders, liquids (depending on viscosity) or devices.

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Denali

Dimensions: Length 5.918 meters
Width 1.220 meters
Height 1.765 meters
Weight: 5800 kg

Format Area: 150 x 265 mm. (index by width)

Max Depth: 10 mm.

Mode of Operation: Platen Forming/Rotary Sealing

Output: up to 600 blisters/min

Max Punch Speed: 300 cycles/minute

Max. reel diameters:
Forming film 370 mm.
Lidding film 220 mm.

Forming materials possible: PVC, CPP, PVDC, PVC laminate, ALU, Others

Lidding materials:ALU, Others

Features: Servo driven, Multi-zone preheating, Recipe driven format, Tool-free change over, Fail safe system for tooling position, Small footprint

Denali was designed for pharmaceutical process reliable packaging. Ideally suited for middle to high batch sizes, with quick changeover that is recipe driven and tool free. Servo technology ensures repeatability and minimizes mechanical adjustments.

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Patriot

The Patriot mini blister packaging machine is ideal for productions of small-lot orders with multiple products.

  • Thanks to platen forming, the change between CPP and PVC is just a matter of exchanging format parts.
  • Format parts are lightweight and can be changed in a short time.
  • The main body is reduced in weight and can be easily moved depending on the necessity of production system.
  • The compact design saves space.
  • The stainless steel made full-face guard guarantees a safer operation.


Dimensions:
Length 1356 mm.
Width 750 mm.
Height 1645mm.
Machine Weight: 700kg

Mode of Operation: Platen forming / Rotary sealing

Forming Speed: CPP film 3.040mm/min (Max)
PVC film 3.800mm/min (Max)

Max Punch Speed: 50 blisters (Max)

Width of Resin Material: 145mm (Max)

Width of Aluminum: 135mm (Max)

Blister Size: 130 mm x 76mm (Max)

Required Utilities:

  • 208V AC, 3 phase, 6.5 kVA
  • Compressed air - 170 litters/ min (ANR)
  • Cooling water

Machine Options:

  • Missing tablet detection after sealing
  • Missing tablet detection prior to sealing
  • Resin material splice detection
  • Aluminum splice detection
  • Debossing station
  • Cycle counter in HMI
  • Operation time meter
  • Hand inching switch
  • Low air pressure detection
  • Machine guard front (SUS)
  • Recirculating chiller
  • Defective blister reject system
  • Cracked tablet detection prior to sealing (camera)

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