Thanks to ISO 11607 and other milestones, medical device packaging has gained definite stature over the last two decades.
In the exclusive Webcast, “Validating Rotary Medical Sealers: Improving Process Control” professionals from Bosch Packaging Technology Inc. discussed best practices in using rotary heat sealers. Ray Johnson, product manager−bag closing, and Mark Larson, sales engineer−bag closing, both from Bosch Packaging Technology Inc., offered tips on obtaining total process control and eliminating defects.
SencorpWhite (Hyannis, MA) has announced the industry’s first sealer/cutter systems – the CeraTek 12-MPK/2 and 24-MPK/2. In adding cutting capabilities to the CeraTek product lines, these systems allow medical device manufacturers to combine medical pouch sealing and cutting processes into one step following sterilization.
Sencorp Inc. and White Systems have united under the new business, SencorpWhite. The new company will provide packaging and inventory management solutions for medical device, pharmaceutical, bio-med, and healthcare industries.
The 120 Combo shrink system from Clamco (Cleveland, OH), a member of PAC Machinery Group, combines the L-Bar sealer and shrink tunnel for packing, sealing, and shrinking products. The sealer and tunnel have a common frame and base that allows for a quick set-up, alignment, and product transfer by matching the sealer with the tunnel.
The 120 Combo system includes standard features such as a unitized package tray and a film cradle with a pinwheel perforator to assist in the fast and efficient placement of the product into the film.
By Marie Redding
The heat-sealing process for packaging sterile medical devices must be validated to comply with FDA regulations. Heat-sealer machine manufacturers are offering different types of equipment options and systems that can help ensure seals are in compliance. While high-end options can add a substantial amount to a machine’s price tag, a number of lower-priced options are also available. Some tools are built right into the machine.