Automatic Desiccant Inserter

February 2, 2019
Pharmaceutical Technology
Volume 43, Issue 2
Page Number: 12

The Pharmafill PS1 Packserter desiccant inserter from Deitz Company features a proprietary cut length sensor system that automatically verifies the desiccant, oxygen absorber, or other packet has been properly fed from the continuous strip before allowing it to be cut for inserting.

The Pharmafill PS1 Packserter desiccant inserter from Deitz Company features a proprietary cut length sensor system that automatically verifies the desiccant, oxygen absorber, or other packet has been properly fed from the continuous strip before allowing it to be cut for inserting. The cut length sensor system uses dual fiber optic sensors to constantly check for long feeds and short feeds and automatically stops the machine’s operation in the event of a misfeed, flashes the red stack light, and alerts the operator before the cutting mechanism can slice the pouch and spill its contents. When corrected, the system may be quickly restarted via the touch-screen human-machine interface.

The company reports that the stainless-steel inserting machine allows desiccant insertion of one or multiple packets into bottles or other containers at speeds of up to 100 per minute in non-stop, unattended operation. The system operates with a range of packets in varying materials and thicknesses as well as a variety of containers in different shapes and sizes. Other features include programmable logic controls with touch-screen interface and a hinged safety panel for interior access.

Deitz Company

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