TF3 High Output, Large Format Blister Machine

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The TF3 is a high output blister machine with speeds exceeding 400 blisters per minute, making it the perfect machine for high volume production. The TF3 accommodates all types of feeding systems and printers. The TF3 Thermoformer has a unique laser feedback system to ensure continuous blister registration.

The TF3 is Pharmaworks’ largest output blister machine within our portfolio.

Options include customizable feed area length, printing, product & printing vision systems, product handling/feeding systems, pinhole detection/foil pinhole detection, load cell monitoring of seal station, monitoring of cooling, detection of heater burnout, base & lidding low level monitoring, and more.

  • Usable Forming Area220 mm x 290 mm
  • Thermoform depth(max)25 mm
  • Cold form depth (max)17.5 mm
  • All stations are independently driven
  • Sealing overload detection and seal force monitoring
  • Supports thermoforming and cold forming applications
  • Contact heating available at preheat station prior to forming
  • Servo driven plug assist and cold form system available
  • Laser based seal registration system
  • Die cut station with single row punch

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
  • Sealing overload detection and seal force monitoring
  • Supports thermoforming and cold forming applications
  • Single blister reject for single blister formats
  • Waste material shredder

Optional Features

  • Selective forming (ability to control individual cavities forming)
  • Product Vision Inspection
  • Print Vision Inspection
  • Pinhole detector/Foil pinhole detector
  • 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 Pharmaworks TF3 Blister Machine


  • Tool-less change-over
  • Tooling is completely tested at Pharmaworks prior to shipping *
  • 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.