Automatic Pouch Maker hm 8000 AS/AS-V
Brand: Hawo | Function: Print, AutoFont, LCD
The Auto Pouch Making machine for the automatic production of flat and gusseted pouches for hospitals and the medical industry.
To deliver maximum flexibility and cost-effectiveness, hawo has developed a fully automatic pouch production machine known as the hm 8000 AS/AS-V SealCut (V = validatable). This innovative machine combines a film reel dispenser and a heat sealing device to automatically produce sterile goods pouches from standard reels of film in the required quantity and length. Pouches that are too long or too short are therefore a thing of the past. With an output of almost 5,000 pouches per hour and compact dimensions, this machine is at the top of its device class.
- Fulfills the requirements of the guideline of the World Health Organisation (WHO) as well as the new guideline of the World Federation for Hospital Sterilisation Sciences (WFHSS)
- Validatable sealing process according to EN ISO 11607-2 and the international guidance ISO/TS 16775
- Wide reel holder up to 460 mm / 18.1 in
- High productivity 14 cycles/min (> 800 cycles/h)
- Less space 740mm
- Sealing of pre-formed sterile barrier systems due to optional sorting module hm 8000 SD
- Production mode: Pouch sealed on 3 sides are produced completely automatically.
- Seal only mode: Pre-produced pouches can be sealed on the fourth side after filling
- Cutting mode: Pouches are precut and not sealed
Regardless of whether flat or gusseted reels made from paper/plastic or uncoated Tyvek®/plastic are used, the material consumption is kept to a minimum, since the pouch length can be determined on a customised basis. The small footprint of 74 cm / 29 in and the fact that no inlet or outlet area is required on either side means that the device can be used in even the smallest of spaces.
Operation and configuration are performed either via the integrated keypad or optionally using the innovative hawo Intelligent Scan system. Different formulas can therefore be pre-programmed and changed with just a ‘scan’ (e.g. pouch length 30 cm / 12 in, sealing temperature 190 °C / 375 °F, sealing time 2 sec.). An optional label printer can be connected for labelling and documentation purposes. The devices can also be connected to existing batch documentation systems using standard RS 232, USB and Ethernet interfaces.
The high production rate, which results from up to 13 cycles per minute (over 780 cycles per hour), allows film pouches to be produced cost-effectively. The extremely wide reel holder can support up to six reels of film, all of which can be used simultaneously. The machine can therefore produce almost 4,700 pouches an hour*. In seal-only mode, the pre-made pouches are conveniently sealed after filling.
* 4,700 pouches per hour based on 6 reels (pouch length 100 mm (4 in.), temperature 200°C (392°F), sealing time 1 sec., in performance mode (PER)
Thanks to this innovative technology, sterilisation pouches that are too long or too short are a thing of the past, since the optional scanner and SizeMatic Scale allows the length of an instrument, followed by the required number of pouches, to be scanned in. The ideal pouch length is then calculated automati-cally. SizeMatic also takes into account all of the safety distances required by applicable standards. This function is only available in the automatic pouch production device hm 8000 AS/AS-V SealCut.
The new mobile and modular workstation offers the perfect workstation for the fully automatic production of film pouches.
- Four castors, two of which can be locked
- Chrome-plated steel
- Height-adjustable basket with flexible compartments for the flexible sorting of produced pouches in production mode
- Resting area for scanners
- Attachment option for scanning lists and SizeMatic Scale
The correct reprocessing process of medical devices consists of the steps of washing & disinfection, packaging and sterilisation. The instruments can only be called sterilised when they are packaged before the sterilisation. The single-use (!) packaging, made from laminated poly film and a porous material (Tyvek® or medical grade paper) is permeable for the sterilisation medium (e.g. steam, plasma, Formaldehyde FO or Ethylenoxide ETO), but not for bacteria or microorganisms. Only by following this reprocessing sequence and by using professional heat sealers to seal the instruments as well as professional packaging material can the sterility up to the point of use as well as the aseptic presentation of the instrument be guaranteed.
Medical devices delivered in a sterile state should be packed to ensure that they remain sterile until the point of use. The validation of packaging processes is crucial to ensure that sterile barrier system integrity is attained and will remain so until opened by the users.
The international packaging standard ISO 11607-2 as well as the Technical Specification draft ISO/DTS 16775 explain how packaging processes should be validated. The international packaging validation guideline gives guidance how to validate packaging processes. During the validation of the heat sealing process the optimum sealing temperature of the packaging materials used has to be evaluated and established. At this temperature, the process then has to deliver optimum seal seams that are strong enough and peelable.
Professional heat sealing equipment for closing sealable pouches and reels (preformed sterile barrier systems) are essential for this. Hawo therefore offers sealing devices whose processes can be validated according to ISO 11607-2, the Technical Specification draft ISO/DTS 167751 and in harmony with the international packaging validation guideline. The models marked with ‘V’ feature an integrated function for regulating and monitoring process parameters – the ‘V’ is the key! Sealing devices from Hawo therefore guarantee efficient and reproducible packing, even for large volumes of instruments.
|hm 8000 AS/AS-V
|Sealable pouches and reels according to EN ISO 11607-1/EN 868-5 made of film and paper according to EN 868-3
|x (suitable for gusseted materials)
|Sealable pouches and reels according to ISO EN 11607-1/EN 868-5 made of film and uncoated materials made of polyolefine according
to EN 868-9 (e.g. Tyvek®1)
|Sealable pouches and reels according to ISO 11606-1/EN 868-5 made of PP fleece or PP nonwoven
|up to 13 cycles/min (>700 Cycles/hour) depending on the pre-adjusted sealing time up to 4,800 pouches/hour
|Adjustment quantity of pouches
|1 – 1,000
|Adjustment pouch lengths
|100 – 2,500 mm
|Width roll holder
|hm 8000 AS-V
|100 – 240 V, 50/60 Hz
|200 Watt (may vary during heat-up phase)
|Dimension w x d x h
|740 x 355 x 240 mm
|Seal seam width
|12 mm ± 1 mm
|Distance to medical device (ISO/TS 16775)
|Reel holder (incl. 2 reel fixation sets hm 8000 RF)
|Variable sealing distance
|5 – 50 mm
|USB A/B, RS 232
|max. 220 °C (monitored)
|fix (hm 8000 AS-V: monitored)
|0.5 – 10.0 s (hm 8000 AS-V: monitored)
Note: Specifications subject to change without prior notice.
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