Large Platen Press uses heat to seal medical packaging.

Press Release Summary:

Model 18:30S can provide over 10,000 lbf on large format (18 x 30 in.), Silverstone-coated sealing platen. In addition to PLC for temperature, dwell time, and pressure management, sealer includes standard secondary IR thermal sensing that provides packaging engineers with platen temperature information needed during validation. Optional Direct Force Sensing System provides reading of force (lbf) exerted by tray sealer press against seal tooling on every stroke.

Original Press Release:

Atlas Vac Machine Launches New Large Platen Tray or Blister Sealer

After responding to customer requests for an optional Direct Force Sensing System (patented) providing a reading of the force (lbs.-force) exerted by the tray sealer press against the seal tooling on every stroke, Atlas Vac is now responding to requests by adding a new model, the 18:30S, to its product line providing a large powerful format platen 18" x 30" (45.7cm x 76.2cm) in a single shuttle system to conserve valuable floor space in packaging clean rooms.

This new model had its public debut at the PharmaMedDevice Exhibition in Philadelphia on March 26-28, 2008.

The 18:30S is capable of providing over 10,000 lb-f on a large format Silverstone coated sealing platen. The Atlas Vac standard PLC controls for accurately controlling temperature, dwell time and pressure are known for high repeatability and easy to use in validation tests. Known for the heaviest platen heater in its class, the 18:30 family of sealers is renowned for its even platen temperature characteristics. The standard secondary IR thermal sensing (patented) provides packaging engineers the platen temperature information needed during validation as well.

Medical device and pharmaceutical packaging engineers can find additional information at or by contacting:

John A. Abraham, VP Sales & Eng
Atlas Vac Machine Div of Planet Products

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