The BC 100’s function is to transform an original blister pack containing multiple doses into a unit for individual consumption. It is capable of working with different types of blister packs, including medicines in diagonal blister packs.
The equipment features an alignment system that places the cards to be cut in a fixed position as regards the X and Y axes. It is made up of a motor system that automatically adjusts the initial position of the different sizes of cards.
The cut blister packs are stored in an output box, which can be removed when the equipment is at a standstill. There is a sensor just below the tools that identifies correct cutting.
The equipment features support for integration with Opus 30X equipment (packaging machine), with the objective of streamlining the pharmacy’s internal logistics. The objective is to automate the Opus 30X’s operating process by sending the packets of cut blister packs to be packaged without the operator’s intervention.
With the BC 100 automatic blister-pack cutter, cutting is carried out at an average rate of 2,000 cuts per hour. Since the cutting is done simultaneously with other operations, the entire cutting time is economised in practice.
Furthermore, manual cutting is a repetitive action that causes professional injury, with possible harm for the operator.