Refurbished Starview PHS8-1418 for Sealing Clam Shell Blisters, 14” x 18” Sealing Area

Standard Features

  • Programmable logic control (Omron) 
    • Intelligent system that allows changes or upgrades from a Starview provided flash memory
    • NEW Ethernet connection to PLC and HMI allows remote access by customer from PC, Laptop, smartphones and tablet devices to HMI screens and PLC functions, and by Starview for program changes, diagnosis or updates when internet connected.  Optional Wi-Fi connection available.
  • Color HMI includes:
    • Time and date displayed on HMI
    • System monitoring page.  Heating, batch counter and job recipe displayed at a glance
    • Production counter page displays total machine cycles, current job cycles and current job completed packages.  Production speeds are displayed in both cycles per minute and packages per minute
    • Machine standby mode.  7-day programmable schedule allows automatic machine start-up and shut down
    • Full Job Recipe storage with memory for up to 100 different recipes
    • History page with last 200 cycles stored and displayed with time and date stamp. Includes up to 4 days of pressure and temperature history graphs.
    • Digital temperature controller on screen display in degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius with alarms
    • Seal Timers
    • Table rotation delay timer
    • Manual / Auto mode
    • Complete manual control of all individual functions for set up
    • Table speed control
    • Table jog
    • Low air pressure sensor with alarms
    • System auto start-up-activates stations in sequence during initial start
    • System auto unloading-deactivates stations in sequence to clear machine of packages
    • Machine diagnostics with difficulty location
    • Preprogrammed for optional card feed system 
    • On-screen system errors for troubleshooting
    • On-screen alarms.  Alarm icon launches and flashes. Alarm data may be accessed from the HMI. 
    • Last 7-days alarms stored and displayed with time and date stamp
    • Electrical parts page(s)
    • Pneumatic parts page(s)
    • Mechanical parts page(s)
  • Main power switch
  • Two-position START/STOP system for Auto Mode
  • Emergency STOP push button
  • Class 4 pneumatically operated and interlocked safety lift/swing gate at entrance to sealing press
  • Safety swing gate on rotary switch at exposed exit of finished package unloader adjacent to operator loading station
  • Automatic turntable, cam index drive with variable speed AC variable frequency controller
  • Filter, Regulator & Pressure gauge installed on airline
  • Heated sealing station
      • Hot plate insulator
      • Quick-change mounting for relieved face plates
      • Pressure regulator to adjust heated sealing station pressure
  • Cooling station
      • Water cooled platen
      • Quick-change mounting for relieved face plates
      • Able to be shut down for standard blister package sealing
  • Base machine pre-wired, plumbed and programmed to accept optional card feeding system.
  • Automatic finished package unloading system with adjustable suction rod assemblies standard
  • Optional automatic self-standing feeder for cards with quick-change mounting for magazine and vacuum plate available.
  • Easy access through rear of machine for tooling changeover or maintenance
    • Welded heavy-wall steel tube construction
    • Steel components powder coated blue color



Electrical (Customer to specify):

208-230 Volts / 1 PH / 40 Amps or

 208-230 Volts / 3 PH / 25 Amps


24 Volts DC

Heating system:

Cartridge type 4.8 KW

Heated platen pneumatic cylinder bore size:

1 @ 8″

Temperature range for Plastic-to-Plastic sealing:

200-230° C

Temperature range for Blister-to-Card sealing:

170-180° C

Cooling platen pneumatic cylinder bore size:

1 @ 8”

Chilled water temperature required:

45-50° F

Maximum air consumption per cycle:

3.5 scf @ 100 psi

Self-standing Card Feeder air consumption per cycle:

0.5 scf@100 psi

Lightweight package hold-down air consumption per cycle:

0.4 scf@100 psi

Sealing fixture / tray

14” x 18” 

Nominal seal area:

13″ x 17″

Maximum Sealing force:

5025 lbs. @ 100 psi air

Air inlet size:

1/2” NPT female

Vacuum pump size:

1 HP

Open loading stations:


Maximum clamshell / blister depth (bottom):


Maximum clamshell height (top):


Cycle speed (Plastic-to-Plastic):

Variable 1 to 12 on average

Cycle speed (Blister-to-Card):

Variable 1 to 15 on average

Approximate dimensions:

90”D x 96”W x 70”H

Working Height:


Approximate weight:

3,500 LB.