TF1e Medium Output, Medium Format Blister Machine

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The TF1e is a superior choice for low to moderate blister production including clinical trial packaging. With speeds exceeding 90 indexes per minute and a format range of 90 mm x 165 mm, the TF1e delivers world-class standards in cGMP and standard features typically found on larger blister machines. Blisters up to 25mm in depth can be formed on the TF1e making it an excellent choice for medical device packaging.

Key features include servo driven indexing and stations, optional cold form and plug assist blister forming, product vision inspection, print vision inspection, lot and date code printing and reading, printer integration, product feeding equipment, and multiple blister outfeed configurations.

Target blister product applications include capsules, tablets, caplets, gelcaps, geltabs, softgels, hard gels, lozenges, troches, sublingual, chewables, medical devices, syringes, consumer products, and vape products.

  • Usable forming area90 mm x 165 mm
  • Thermoforming depth (max)25 mm
  • Cold form depth (max)15 mm
  • All stations are independently driven
  • Sealing overload detection and seal force monitoring
  • Supports blister thermoforming and cold forming applications
  • Contact heating available at preheat station prior to forming
  • Servo driven plug assist and cold form system available
  • Small footprint machine with multiple feed area lengths available

Standard Features

  • Servo driven stations, there is no line shaft
  • Servo indexing with print registration adjustment and functionality
  • Ability to adjust station stroke and pressure while running machine (Dynamic seal pressure adjustment)
  • Modular feed area to accommodate feeders, accessories, and floor plans
  • Auto-lift seal station
  • Single blister reject for single blister formats
  • Waste material shredder

Optional Features

  • Selective forming (ability to control individual cavities forming)
  • Slitter
  • Product Vision Inspection
  • Print Vision Inspection
  • Feeders (manual feed trays, flood feeders, dedicated feeders)
  • Base and Lidding low roll level detection
  • Servo plug assist / cold forming
  • Various printer systems can be easily integrated with the TF1e


  • 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 *

Feeding Equipment

Inspection Equipment

* Testing dependent upon the availability of equipment and materials.