Pharmaceutical Packaging Equipment, Tooling, and Parts
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As a leading supplier of pharmaceutical packaging equipment, tooling, and parts, Ascend offers everything you need to improve your packaging solutions.
Ascend provides pharmaceutical packaging equipment, tooling, and replacement parts for the pharmaceutical and other GMP industries. Whether you manufacture tablets, capsules, or soft gels, our team has the equipment you need. We provide machinery, tooling, and parts for blister packs, bottles, pouches, and medical devices to keep your operation running efficiently.
We offer packaging equipment from several leading global brands in addition to the packaging machinery we make in-house.
The Sepha EZ Blister is a semi-automatic packaging machine ideal for packaging tablets, capsules, ampoules, pouches, and sachets. It has a three-in-one manufacturing process for low-volume blister packaging and can handle all thermoform and cold form materials.
The Sepha EZ MedPak is a compact, lab-scale medical device packaging machine designed for sterility, maintenance, and barrier protection against microbial penetration to meet the requirements of the medical device market. This semi-automatic packaging machine has an operating speed of approximately 200 cycles per hour for any single operation.
The Sepha VisionScan 3D is a non-destructive leak testing (NDT) machine designed for blister packs. Manufactured around a new patented 3D measurement technique, the VisionScan 3D offers a rapid test time for modern pharmaceutical and nutraceutical manufacturers, with results for micron holes in 60 seconds and gross holes in 30 seconds.
Providing a high throughput of up to eight packs per minute, the Sepha VisionScan MAX is a non-destructive leak testing machine equipped with an automatic feature that sorts good and bad packs into collection magazines. This removes the need for an operator and allows accurate quality control.
The Sepha MediScan is a tool-less, non-destructive leak detection machine designed for non-porous pouches, sachets, and medical device packaging. Developed to test for leaks in flexible packaging, the MediScan can store multiple test methods for up to 30,000 product types.
A non-destructive, multi-product seal integrity tester for pouches, sachets, and flexible packaging, the Sepha PakScan uses pressure, vacuum, and precision load cells to identify leaks as small as 10 microns. It’s equipped with software that provides a clear result for each separate package in the batch.
The Sepha Multi-Q is a non-destructive, deterministic, and multi-functional Container Closure Integrity Testing (CCIT) machine designed to detect leaks in non-porous, rigid, or flexible packaging. It’s a lab-scale unit with a small footprint and offers the flexibility to test different types of containers.
Another CCIT system we offer is the Sepha Multi-Q HD, an NDT machine developed to detect leaks down to 1 micron in parenteral containers. It identifies leaks in pharmaceutical containers using vacuum decay, a proven NDT method that can pick up the slightest rise in pressure to detect even the smallest micron holes.
The Sepha BottleScan is an NDT machine that tests up to four bottles at once and detects leaks as small as 15 microns. The system uses the force decay NDT method to perform a superior QA/QC check as part of current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) practices.
Many industries rely on our wide variety of packaging equipment, tooling, and replacement parts.
There are many reasons to deblister tablets or capsules from blister packs, including:
Ascend offers two types of Sepha deblistering machines to meet your facility needs and intended use.
Sepha’s PressOut Universal Mini deblistering machine is an automated benchtop system for recovering low volumes of pharmaceutical tablets and capsules like child-resistant and peelable blister packs. The machine uses simple, low-cost tooling that makes changeover seamless and can deblister up to 16 packs per minute.
The PressOut Manual Wide deblistering machine is ideal for recovering small batches of push-through blister packs. A manual, tool-less, and portable system, the PressOut Manual Wide improves efficiency and employee engagement when dealing with rejected blister packs.
The Argentecnica S-100 continuous blister machine is a small-scale system that packages batches of up to 10,000 packs. It’s the perfect solution for companies operating with limited facility space and provides a small footprint for small R&D labs or production rooms while operating like a larger production-sized unit.
The Argentecnica S-300 blister packer can produce up to 300 blister packs per minute. Equipped with a large feeding area, tool-less changeover, and a design that integrates different film and foil materials, the Argentecnica S-300 is easy to use and one of the most cost-effective blister packaging machines available today.
With a 240mm X 160mm format area, the Argentecnica S-300XL blister packer is the perfect production-scale packaging machine for wider-form packs. This machine has various custom feeder options available that are designed and built for unique product and packaging needs.
Cartoning equipment is a packaging machine that forms carton packaging used to transport small to large volumes of bottles or blister packs in the pharmaceutical packaging industry.
Ascend offers two types of Argentecnica cartoning equipment to meet unique product needs.
The Argentecnica CPS 100 is an automatic cartoner for blisters or bottles. Equipped with adjustable features to accommodate various carton sizes, the CPS 100 is easy to use, has a PLC-controlled touchscreen system, and trace and track sterilization options.
The Argentecnica CPS 130 automatic cartoner also has adjustment features to accommodate many carton sizes. Manually packaging cartoners can cause damage. The CPS 130 automatic carton filling machine reduces the chance of product damage.
Our SureFill 300 Slat Filler eliminates the risk of rogue tablets or capsules being left behind in the machinery. Designed to produce a throughput of up to 300 bottles per minute, the SureFill 300 provides increased productivity during the bottling process.
The Tomcat 1200 is our newest bottle-filling machine specifically designed for tablets, capsules, and soft gels. A versatile small-scale system, the Tomcat counts and fills quickly and accurately and is engineered for products that are challenging to count, like translucent soft gels and dusty tablets.
Ascend’s SureCount Inspection System mounts directly to high-speed bottle fillers and provides quality control for every bottle, ensuring that each has the correct amount of tablets or capsules. Equipped with a snap-in sensor head and light feature, SureCount changeovers are quick and seamless.
Designed as a belt conveyor for any pharmaceutical packaging line, the SureClean conveyor system has the flexibility to integrate with many types of equipment like bottle transfer conveyors, bottle fillers, electronic counters, cappers, labelers, and other packaging machines.
The Sky Softgel electronic tablet counter is a dual-head electronic counting machine designed for bottle filling lines with tablets, capsules, and softgels. This electronic counter is available in single, dual, quad, or twin head configurations for various tablet and bottle throughput rates.
The VIVID Rx tablet counting system only weighs about 30 pounds and takes up minimal facility space. Extensive training isn’t required to use the machine correctly, and it’s equipped with multiple options for adapting to specific facility workflow.
Our customers come to us for many reasons: access to better technology, advanced support for bottling machines of various sizes, qualified technicians to address issues, advanced expertise in designing unique packages and custom tooling. At Ascend, we take care of everything.
We’re prepared to support our customers with all their packaging equipment needs.