The pharmaceutical industry is no stranger to growth, but over the last few years, it has seen an unprecedented increase. Because of rising healthcare spending, the launch of new treatments, and rising frequency of chronic diseases, the pharmaceuticals market is expanding. This will allow low-cost generic alternatives to enter the market, which will spur demand for pharmaceutical packaging equipment.
When you think about pharmaceuticals, packaging isn’t top of mind, but it is a key factor in distribution and cost effectiveness. At Universal Systems, we realize that pharmaceutical companies need precise, accurate, reliable packaging equipment in order to get the latest medications out into the world. We have been working on perfecting specific precision hot melt application equipment for over 35 years when we initially launched our ProBilt® Zero Cavity Modules.
Zero cavity modules apply a thin line of hot melt along medication boxes, effectively sealing each box for mass distribution. Zero cavity modules have a very specific look, with a matched needle and nozzle assembly which eliminates minute material pockets that can cause nozzle clogging or dripping. They also come with an E-Z Micro Adjust option to that allows the operator to “dial in” on an exact adhesive extrusion and precise bead placement. This unique technology allows for line operators to place a small amount of glue on a small, predetermined location without creating any stringing. Typically, because of the precision requirements, most zero cavity modules are made with either a .008 or a .012 diameter orifice, so that there can never be too much glue applied.
Not many hot melt application manufacturers offer zero-cavity modules. At Universal Systems, we believe in innovating for the pharmaceutical industry rather than trying to use case and carton machines for such precision application.
If you are sealing pharmaceuticals, call or email us today for a quote!