CAMStand number: T15
Sector: Packaging machinery ,Pharmaceuticals
Company address: via Andrea Costa, 61 40067 Rastignano - Pianoro (BO) Italy
Cam, founded in 1949, has been the first Italian designer of automatic machines for packaging into cartons. Throughout the years , Cam range of machines has expanded and CAM can now supply complete packaging lines for all industrial sectors including Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic and Food. At present, CAM trade mark represents a structure involving 15 Manufacturing Companies, 17 Trade Centers with Agents distributed in 27 countries and 14 After Sales Centers to provide technical assistance throughout the world. CAM employs more than 700 people, has a turnover of 110 million Euro’s per year and sold over 20,000 machines worldwide.
blister packing machine with plate sealing The machine, with a balcony structure in the loading area, has small overall dimensions and is simple to use, a distinguishing trait of CAM blister machines. Thanks to CAM experience, the nMX has been designed with a special regard towards fast and intuitive format change-over, designing each part in view of a fast replacement by minor intuitive operations. Systems for sealing, forming and cutting plates, plain guides for product load deck, and sensors detecting their correct position, make format change-over simple even for unskilled operators. The nMX shares its function prin- ciples with other CAM blister machines, allowing interchangeability of format-based parts with certain older models. The nMX is also designed particularly taking into account cleaning and inspection operations in compliance with GMP regulations. Machine operation and reliability are also guaranteed by safety ces promptly detecting overload. The machine can handle hard or soft jelly capsules ragees, pills of any shape or type, lacquered or not lacquered. These can be handled for any disposition thanks to complete range of feeders. Plate sealing guarantees a uniform sealing pressure on all the product surface, and high pressure loads. The machine lends itself to forming a vast range of materials (and material combinations) inclu- ding PVC, PVC—PVDC, PVC—PE-PDVC, ACLAR, PETG, ALU-PE, PETG, ALU-PE, ALU-PP, and coating materials such as aluminium, aluminium- paper, aluminium-paper-Mylar, aluminium—PE. The nMX is equipped with a reel holder for forming reels of diameter up to 600 mm, as well as a motorized unwinder for the forming material. The nMX is also available in a version for syringes, and a version for ampoules and vials, which differs from the other versions in that it includes mechanical web transfer and coplanar cutting die, with the possibility of a sealing station for trays with lid picking.
continuous motion horizontal cartoner The operator side of the HV is perfectly linear and accessible, allowing carton magazine loading to be carried-out with convenience and with large carton storage capacity. This feature also gives the operator full vision and total control of all the functions carried-out on the machine. The cantilever structure, separating the mechanical transmission from the product/carton handling areas, guarantees total accessibility for machine inspection purposes and immediate elimination of product/packaging material residue, in compliance with GMP norms. The exclusive carton erection system incorporating a continuous motion 5-station turret, each station separately driven by closed-profile cams for carton pick-off at zero speed, allows for total and progressive carton pre-breaking to be carried-out in a time period longer than the machine cycle. Each carton erection station is composed of two suction-cup arms which, by pulling externally on the two adjacent faces of the carton, guarantee positive opening, whatever board grammage is used and even in the case of handling square-section formats. The product transport buckets, moving following a cam profile are inserted into the cartons, allowing perfect introduction even when handling products with irregular shape/dimensions. The possibility to adopt pusher upper blades with differentiated stroke, enables perfect introduction of leaflets/booklets and other similar items into the carton, independently from the characteristics of the product to be handled. The wide range of product feeders available covers all possible packaging requirements of the Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic and Food Industries. CAM has recently developed and patented a new carton closure system, that grants the possibility of: carrying out format change without requiring the services of a specialized technician; eliminating fine tuning time related to the closure area; and absolute quality consistency of the final package. As on all CAM machinery, the HV is also equipped with the Mechanical Memory® system, transforming complete size change-over into a series of rapid and pre-set operations, which can be carried-out by unskilled personnel in less than 10 minutes, eliminating the need for fine-tuning adjustments and allowing size change-over to coincide with actual production change-over.