Introducing the “Blisterevolution” in blister packaging

Marchesini’s range of Integra machines sets the benchmark in the blister packaging industryMarchesini took part in two major packaging events in Brazil and Mexico. FCE Pharma was held from 10 to 12 May in São Paulo, while Expopack took place in Mexico City from 17 to 20 May. The company’s machines are distributed in South Africa by MGSA Consulting.

On both occasions, Marchesini showcased its blister packaging solutions, including the Integra 220 and 320. Both lines have set the foundations for the group’s success in this market share. The exhibitions kicked off the company’s Blisterevolution campaign, which will build up to the inauguration of a thermoforming centre in Italy in October.

The progenitor of the Integra lines

At the Brazilian venue, the group showcased the Integra 220, the forerunner of the blister lines of the Marchesini Group. This model inspired the later 320 and 520 V versions. The 220 model was the first Integra unit, but it already had the structural specifications required to make this array of machines a benchmark in the blister packaging industry.

The unit’s thermoforming and carton packaging units are combined into one, giving the 220 a compact layout. This design offers outstanding advantages in time and cost savings. By combining the two workstations into one, the machine is just eight metres long and very easy to clean and manage. Size change-over operations are fast and simple.

These features, as well as the fact that each station runs with servomotors, contribute to gaining and maintaining high production rates of up to 150 cartons a minute.

Italian innovation

In Mexico, the group exhibited the Integra 320, which has been purpose-built to separate workplaces and cut costs. The unit offers a combination of innovation and the best of made-in-Italy technologies.

The machine’s pitch controller, cartoner, and carton opening and product insertion system boost production rates. The components take these rates up to an impressive 320 blisters and over 260 cartons a minute. The features are combined into one compact machine by integrating the blister thermoforming and carton packaging phases into a single monobloc.

A three-axes Robocombi, equipped with a patented pick-up head with suction units, connects the two stations and makes size change-over operations more straightforward. Instead of having various individual parts, the units have been integrated into blocks that can be replaced with one single movement.



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