Starview FAB8-1418 Blister Sealer

At a Glance:

  • Eight-station Fully Automatic Rotary Blister Sealing Machine
  • Remote access – Ethernet standard / Wi-Fi optional
  • Medium format 14” x 18” sealing area accommodates a wide range of package sizes
  • Excellent for high volume OEM’s and contract packagers
  • Machines accept Starview wood or aluminum tooling
  • Heavy-duty industrial design floor model machine
  • Automatic blister feeder, card feeder & finished package unloader included standard
  • Larger standard and custom machine sizes and features quoted on request

Standard Features

  • Programmable logic control (Omron)
    • Intelligent system that allows changes or upgrades from a Starview provided flash memory
    • 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 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 Timer
    • 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
    • On-screen system errors for troubleshooting
    • Last 7-days alarms stored and displayed with time and date stamp
    • Electrical parts page(s)
    • Pneumatic parts page(s)
    • Mechanical parts page(s)
  • Two-position START/STOP system for Auto Mode
  • Emergency STOP push button
  • Safety swing gate on rotary switch at exposed entrance and exit of feeders exposed to operator loading stations
  • Hot plate insulator
  • Teflon sheet covered sealing plate
  • Heater cartridge failure detection with on-screen alarm and mapping
  • Sealing cylinder stroke adjustable by proximity sensor to improve cycle speed / reduce air consumption
  • Optional quick change mounting for relieved face plates
  • Automatic turntable, cam index drive with variable speed AC variable frequency controller
  • Rotary table perimeter safety guard
  • Automatic feeder for blisters with quick-change mounting for magazine and vacuum plate
  • Air knife separator circuit and valves for blister feeder.  Requires air knife blister tooling.
  • Automatic feeder for cards with quick-change mounting for magazine and vacuum plate
  • Central miss-feed sensor on vacuum system for automatic feeding stations and finished package unloader
  • Quick-connect vacuum tubing fittings on all feeder and unload stations
  • Automatic finished package unloading with quick-change mounting for vacuum plate assemblies
  • Vacuum Pump with surge tank
  • Filter installed in each vacuum line
  • Filter, Regulator & Pressure gauge installed on airline
  • Safety pressure relief valve on emergency
  • Easy access through rear of machine for tooling changeover or maintenance
    • Welded heavy-wall steel tube construction
    • Steel components powder coated blue color


Electrical: 208-230 Volts / 3 PH / 25 Amps
Control: 24 Volts DC
Heating system: Cartridge type 4.8 KW
Pneumatic cylinder bore size: 1 @ 8″
Maximum air consumption per cycle: 2.5 scf @ 100 psi
Nominal seal area: 14″ x 18″
Maximum Sealing force: 5025 lbs. @ 100 psi air
Air inlet size: 1/2” NPT female
Open loading stations: 4
Maximum blister depth: 3.25″ – See note #1
Standard allowable blister back upward projection: 2.25”
Cycle speed: Variable 1 to 21 on average
Approximate dimensions: 111”D x 105”W x 71”H
Working Height: 38.0”
Approximate weight: 3,000 LB.
Note #1: For blisters over 2.5” deep consult factory for review of blister placement and design for feeding considerations.