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Contract packer Wasdell Packaging has installed a further four Romaco 760 blister packaging machines from UK agent Pharma Machinery.

The equipment has been installed at Wasdell’s new production facility in Swindon and replaces existing machines as well as expanding its overall blistering capabilities. The company services the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries and now boasts six dedicated blister lines that are all contained within separate ISP 8/Class D specification production suites.

Romaco offer the best solution

“I have used Romaco machines for as long as I can remember and the reason for this is simple, the level of service, quality and flexibility of their machines allows us to offer the same to our customers,” explains Martin Tedham, managing director of Wasdell. “Two of the machines have replaced older 760’s that we have had for many years where as the other two are to enable us to meet the demand we are receiving for contact blistering services.”

All four of the machines incorporate the latest in Laetus visual detection systems; thermo-form and cold-form capabilities as well as being able to use a wide range of different blistering materials.
Pharma Machinery has supported Wasdell by project managing the installations and commissioning of the equipment with its UK-based support personnel.

“The new range of 760 machines has been improved to offer better operation and GMP,”explains David Renninson, sales manager at Pharma Machinery. “Existing format tooling can still be used on the new equipment which gives the same flexibility to production planners,” he says.
Renninson says the 760 provides an economical solution for the packing of solid dose pharmaceutical products. “The intermittent motion of the DPN 760 operates as a stand alone blister packer or allows integration into a fully automatic packing line,” he explains.“As a compact machine, it offers great flexibility, quick changeover and ease of operation.”

To cope with the most demanding of tasks, the machine can be equipped with a range of automatic feeding systems, inspections and auto rejection of faulty blisters, in-line coding, printing, print registration and perforation stations.