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hm 8000 AS / AS-V SealCut

Pouchmaking machine for the automatic production of flat and gusseted pouches. (hawo IntelligentScan)

hm 8000 AS / AS-V SealCut

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hm 8000 AS / hm 8000 AS-V SealCut

Pouchmaking 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 pouchmaking machine, known as the hm 8000 AS/AS-V SealCut (V=validatable). This innovative machine combines a film reel dispenser and a heat sealer to automatically produced sterile goods pouches from standard reels in the required quantity and length. The material consumption is kept to a minimum, since the pouch length can be determined on a customised basis. With an output of up to 5.000 bags per hour and compact dimensions, this machine is at the top of its device class.

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Functionality
Operation and configuration are performed either via the integrated keypad or optionally using the innovative hawo IntelligentScan system. Different formulars 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 following processing modes can be set:

  • seal only mode: Pre-produced pouches can be sealed on the fourth side after filling
  • cutting mode: Pouches are pre cut and not sealed.
  • production mode: Pouch sealed on 3 sides are produced completely automatically.

High Productivity
The high production rate, which results from up to 14 cycles per minute (over 800 cycles per hour), allows film pouches tobe 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 up to 5.000 pouches an hour. In seal-only mode, the pre-made pouches are conveniently sealed after filling.

hm 8000 SD – Optional sorting module
Another of the device’s advantages is its ability to sort the pouches. The hm 8000 AS /AS -V SealCut can sort the finished pouches by size, conveniently remove them, finish them, bag them or shrinkwrap them. You also have the option of adding an hm 8000 SD sorting module to the device.

Ergonomics and maintenance
Work processes in the preparation of instruments should be as simple and comfortable as possible. That’s why the unit is aligned for the ideal utilization of the work area. Maintenance is reduced to a minimum; worn parts are easily replaceable. The low energy consumption of just 200 watts highlights the excellent economy of the hm 8000 AS /AS -V SealCut pouchmaking machine (hawo GreenTek).

Features

  • 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
  • seal only 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

Safe packaging

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.

Definition:

  • IQ Installation Qualification: essential information is checked according to a checklist (e.g. the sealing device is compliant to ISO 11607-2)
  • OQ Operational Qualification: the optimal sealing temperature has to be established
  • PQ Performance Qualification: determination of the seal strength at the optimal sealing temperature determined in the OQ (after sterilisation)
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