Thomas Packaging and our partner Mario Cricca will introduce MAC’s new balcony style S-100 blister machine at the Pack Expo 2016 show in Chicago, November 6-9, at our booth, W-645 in the West Hall.

MAC Balcony Style S-100 Blister Machine

MAC S-100 Balcony Style Overview

The Mario A. Cricca S-100 blister machine is designed for small scale, continuous blister packaging batches. Many manufacturers produce large blister machines for the highest throughputs. However, most pharmaceutical batches are actually quite small. Most pharmaceutical packagers do not need a large machine for their normal batches. Most production batches are less than 10,000 packs. The balcony style S-100 is ideal for these applications. With a small footprint, it fits in even the smallest labs and production units. However, the unit operates like a production size unit so results and parameters easily scale up. The balcony style S-100 is designed specifically for GMP applications. It is fully servo driven and includes a Rockwell PLC control system and touchscreen interface.

Blister Machine Features and Benefits

  • Small footprint
  • Capable of thermo forming or cold forming
  • Plug assist
  • Fully servomotor driven
  • Four stations for forming, sealing, code date or perforating, and die cutting
  • Tool-less change over
  • Rockwell PLC
  • Touchscreen operation
  • Recipe driven
  • Camera inspection system available
  • Various printer and feeder options

Balcony Style S-100  Applications

Mario Cricca designed the balcony style S-100 for small scale production and laboratory operations. Many pharmaceutical packagers that want to start blister packaging do not have a large room available. They only have a small space available and do not want to invest in a large machine. The S-100 is the perfect blister machine for applications like this. With its small footprint and easy operation, it is ideal for manufacturers just getting into blister packaging as well as for clinical supply or R&D areas.

Pack Expo 2016

Thomas Packaging will have the balcony style S-100 on display at Pack Expo 2016. The show is in Chicago’s McCormick Place convention center from November 6-9. Stop by our booth, number W-645, in the West Hall, dedicated to the pharmaceutical industry to see the new S-100. Click on our Pack Expo 2016 news post to see what else we will have on display at the show.