Metapack produces DigiPro Blister for in-line and off-line Blister Print and Inspect of filled blister.
DigiPro Blister range of machines have been conceived and realised for the late stage customization of filled and sealed blisters, i.e. by printing on the aluminium surface of each single blister with the industry proven DOD UV technology. Blister Print and Inspect Machine can be used as a stand-alone unit or in line, feeding the cartoner or being fed by the blister machine.
The printing process relies on the industry-proven DOD UV digital printing system, widely used in many sectors for digital high-quality printing. DigiPro Blister machines can be equipped with one or more printing heads, each one providing one single colour print and with print width of 36, 72, 108 or 144 mm. The final curing is provided by the “SMARTCURE” unit, a UV lamp which activates the ink polymerisation (curing) in a fraction of a second, i.e. immediately compared to the travel speed.
DigiPro Blister DBLP-150 can print on deformed blisters thanks to the unique shuttle-based transport system that keeps the blister flat under the printing head. The full blister surface is exposed to the print-head: no belts that limit the available printing area.
DigiPro Blister DBLP-40 model can print wit limited deformatins thanks to a vacuum based transport system that keeps the blister flat under the printing head. The full blister surface is exposed to the print-head: no belts that limit the available printing area. One system with one HMI for printing, inspection and management of the entire automatic process. The machine includes a vision system by camera which can provide two main types of inspection:
- OCR/OCV of variable data and ID control of barcodes (1D and 2D)
- Full print quality inspection (option)
Because Blister print and Inspect is on an aluminium surface, the camera system works with a linear camera associated to an illumination system which assures for no reflections are generated by the aluminium, for guaranteeing a correct image acquisition of the printed layout.
This solution assures for optimal performances with minimum space requirements and, more important, with a fixed mechanical set-up which is independent from the blister dimensions.