Compact Medical Tray SealerPackaging equipment leader Multivac Inc. announces the availability of the T260, the company’s first compact tray sealer model engineered specifically for the requirements of the medical device industry. Built on the same chassis as the Multivac T250 tray sealer, the T260 delivers greater sealing force, an increased number of sealed trays per cycle, and improved seal integrity to meet the very specific demands of device makers.

The T260 is available with validation packages compliant with ISO 11607 and FDA 21 CFR Part 11. The machine is also designed for cleanroom compatibility, with an enclosed cooling water circuit that permits tooling changes without water disconnection.

“For medical device manufacturers with lower volume requirements but the same demands for package validation, we have essentially migrated the capabilities and advantages of our larger T800 and T700 automated tray sealers and the tremendous sealing strength of our thermoformers to a machine with a smaller footprint,” says Ed Wood, director of sales for Multivac’s Medical-Consumer-Industrial division. “The T260 delivers the same consistency, precision, and reliability for the most critical medical packaging applications in a semi-automatic format. The machine is already a proven success for several leading device manufacturers who piloted the system, and we’re confident others in the industry will soon be reaping its benefits as well.”

The Multivac T260 is ideal for packaging implants, combination packs, diagnostic devices, and other sterile medical products requiring seal validation and low residual oxygen. Among other features, it comes standard with Multivac’s intuitive, user-friendly IPC 06 control system for electronic validation of critical operating parameters. Optional RFID technology is available to facilitate tracking of machine operator control changes, and a bar code scanner may be integrated for tracking of batch production processes.