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Pharmaworks is famous for their best-in-class blister machines for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Last week, the newest member of ProMach Pharma Solutions announced the TF1pro, the most sophisticated system in their popular TF1 family of compact blister machines, which debuts at the Pack Expo Connects virtual show next week.
Designed to maximize product safety and ease cleaning, the TF1pro offers sophisticated cGMP features including sloped surfaces, a positive reject / transfer station, overload detection and an enclosing for base material. It’s ideal for manufacturers and contract packers with medium and small batch sizes, since it features a compact footprint, runs up to 100 indexes (200 blisters) per minute and changes over in less than 10 minutes with no tools required.
Fully servo-driven, the intermittent motion TF1pro supports both thermoforming and cold forming applications and is compatible with all corresponding materials. It is suitable for tablets, capsules, softgels, vials, syringes, liquids and more.
Pharmaworks can customize the TF1pro with a wide variety of options including different feeders, accessories and floor plans as well as selective forming, low level detection alerts and pinhole detection.
“The TF1pro is not a typical blister packaging machine,” said Ben Brower, Director of Sales and Marketing at Pharmaworks. “There’s a reason we call it the ‘pro’ – it comes with all the latest bells and whistles.”
Read the press release to learn more about the TF1pro. Plus, join the live Pack Expo Connects virtual demos on Mon, Nov 9 at 1pm CST and Tues, Nov 10 at 10:30am CST to see the TF1pro in action.
Layth Obeidat has joined the Pharmaworks team as our new European Sales Manager! Leading our sales and customer service activities throughout the continent, Obeidat is responsible for bringing our blister machines, cartoners, feeders and more to pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and medical device manufacturers and contract packers there.
“We are excited to have Layth represent Pharmaworks in Europe. His strong business development background, including 13 years in pharmaceutical equipment sales, make him ideally suited to this important role,” said Ben Brower, Director of Sales and Marketing at Pharmaworks. “The addition of Layth to our team further strengthens our dedicated sales and local support in this vital region, where we offer integration services, installation, training, spare parts and more.”
In addition to serving Pharmaworks customers, Obeidat has also been representing the other ProMach Pharma Solutions brands – NJM, WLS and Zalkin – in Europe since last year. Pharmaworks is the latest addition the Pharma Solutions family.
Connect with Layth on LinkedIn to learn more about his experience and skillset.
The Pharmaworks team and the rest of the ProMach Pharma Solutions family are getting ready for the big Pack Expo Connects virtual show! We will have loads of digital content, including live equipment demos with Q&A sessions, which visitors can access from anywhere in the world. Registration for the show is free here, and then be sure to RSVP to each Pharmaworks event you’re planning to attend at least an hour before it starts.
Live product demos from Pharmaworks will showcase:
TF1e Blister Machine
Ideal for low to moderate speed production such as clinical trials, the TF1e Blister Machine exceeds 80 indexes per minute while delivering world-class standards in cGMP and with features typically found on larger blister machines. Live, 15-minute demos include:
- Mon, Nov 9 at 10:30am CST (GMT-6)
- Fri, Nov 13 at 10:30am CST
TF1pro Blister Machine:
Debuting at Pack Expo Connects, the versatile, easy-to-use TF1pro Blister Machine runs at speeds of up to 100 indexes per min and is built with the latest cGMP features. Live, 15-minute demos include:
- Mon, Nov 9 at 1pm CST (GMT-6)
- Tues, Nov 10 at 10:30am CST
Pharmaworks Vision Systems & Applications
When equipped with a scanware vision system, Pharmaworks blister machines offer high-res product inspection, high speed/wide web print inspection, 3D online inspection, line management, track & trace and even inspection of sealed blisters. Live, 15-minute demos include:
- Tues, Nov 10 at 10am CST (GMT-6)
- Wed, Nov 12 at 10am CST
TF2 Blister Machine
As a versatile system with medium to high throughput, the TF2 Blister Machine is perfect for a wide range of applications including standard HUD and BINGO-style blister packs, as well as medical devices and trays. Live, 15-minute demos include:
- Tues, Nov 10 at 1pm CST (GMT-6)
- Wed, Nov 11 at 10:30am CST
The intermittent, state-of-the-art Ci6 Cartoner offers many cGMP features and can accommodate various types of product in-feeds, booklet feeders and printers as well as onboard track & trace systems. Live, 15-minute demos include:
- Wed, Nov 11 at 11am CST (GMT-6)
TF3 Blister Machine
Exceeding 400 blisters per minute, the high-speed TF3 Blister Machine accommodates all types of in-feeds and printers and features a unique laser feedback system to ensure continuous blister registration. Live, 15-minute demos include:
- Wed, Nov 11 at 1pm CST (GMT-6)
- Fri, Nov 13 at 11am CST
BlisterMate Semi-Automated Blister Machine
Designed for R&D and small scale production, the semi-automated BlisterMate Blister Machine produces a single blister or multiple blisters in one cycle and is capable of thermoforming and cold forming. Live, 15-minute demos include:
- Thurs, Nov 12 at 1pm CST (GMT-6)
Visit the Pharmaworks page on the Pack Expo Connects website to RSVP to any of these live demos and to learn more about the equipment we offer for pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and more. Plus, learn about our fellow ProMach Pharma Solutions brands and the equipment they’re showcasing at Pack Expo Connects by visiting the WLS show page, the NJM show page and the Dara show page, whose systems are all supplied by NJM in North America.
Pharmaworks, the newest addition to the ProMach Pharma Solutions family, has expanded their facility! Utilizing the previously open land on the Pharmaworks site, they’ve more than doubled the size of their engineering and assembling building – it’s now 55,000 square feet in total. Pharmaworks also has another, 30,000-square-foot building at the same site dedicated to tooling and more.
“Our company is almost 20 years old and we’ve been bursting at the seams for some time. Business has been really good! It was time to get more floorspace to keep up with customer demand for our solutions,” said Ben Brower, Director of Sales & Marketing at Pharmaworks. “We had two goals for the expansion. Our first goal was to consolidate all engineering services into one area, allowing for more efficient design interaction. We integrated mechanical engineering, tooling engineering and controls engineering, as well as documentation. Our second goal was to expand the assembly/ production area. This will allow for larger line integrations and enable us to utilize the full power of ProMach.”
ProMach acquired Pharmaworks earlier this year, strengthening their solid-dose product portfolio and enhancing their integration services for a broad range of applications. Known for their wide variety of robust and flexible blister packaging solutions, Pharmaworks supplies everything from semi-automated thermoformers to fully-automated systems capable of speeds up to 600 packages per minute. They also offer feeding, transferring and cartoning, collating and vision/inspection systems.