TF1 Cost-Effective, Entry Level Blister Machine NEW

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The TF1 is a cost-effective blister machine that is perfect for low-volume production. Built with simplicity in mind, this entry-level machine requires minimal training and minimal maintenance. Although compact in size, it can produce up to a 90mm x 165mm blister with a maximum draw depth of 25mm. It can thermoform many types of materials and can optionally be set up to cold form. This machine can integrate the same feed systems and printers that are used across the TF1 family of machines.

The TF1 is a great machine for our entry-level customers and customers with low volumes who want a Pharmaworks blister machine. The TF1 delivers the same quality that our customers expect from Pharmaworks, but in a simple package that is very affordable.

The TF1 requires little operator training. By scaling the complexity of the control system down, Pharmaworks has created a practical machine that allows the user to very clearly see the process, set up the machine and make changes – with changeovers routinely taking less than 10 minutes.

Features of the TF1 include contact heating, motor driven stations and servo indexing with print registration – all normally found only on larger and more complex blister machines. Another characteristic of the TF1 that has prospective customers excited is the simple HMI system that is very intuitive to use.

  • Usable Forming Area90 mm x 165 mm
  • Forming Depth (Max)25 mm
  • Simple to operate
  • 500 mm base roll diameter
  • 300 mm lid roll diameter
  • 1200 mm feed area
  • All stations are independently driven
  • Supports blister thermoforming and cold forming applications

Standard Features

  • Beckhoff control system
  • 15” PC HMI
  • Contact heating
  • Servo indexing
  • Modular feed area to accommodate feeders, accessories, and floor plans
  • Format reject
  • CE compliant
  • PL-D safety rating
  • Ability to store and recall recipes

Optional Features

  • Plug assist/ Cold form
  • Load cell for seal station
  • Print registration
  • Slitter
  • Product Vision Inspection
  • Print Vision Inspection
  • Feeders (manual feed trays, flood feeders, dedicated feeders)
  • Base and Lidding low roll level detection
  • Various printer systems can be easily integrated
  • UL panel build
  • CFR21-11 compliance package


  • Tool-less change-over
  • Tooling is completely tested at Pharmaworks prior to shipping (Pharmaworks is committed to keeping a running TF1e in-house for tool testing)
  • A setup and testing sheet is provided with each toolset, reflecting factory-recommended parameters. This is essential for quick and efficient start-up of new tooling
  • Tooling can be adapted for use on a TF1e blister machine.

Feeding Equipment

Inspection Equipment