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Tray sealing and F/F/S wrapper machines provide high quality seals

Medical tray sealers and flat film wrapper machines from Belco Packaging minimize material waste and maximize package quality. Powerful PC-based control systems from Beckhoff help ensure high precision and a low cost per package.

Tech Awards 2019  WINNER - Pharma-Medica
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PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2019 Break Multiple Records

October 2, 2019


PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO hit an unprecedented trifecta this year, breaking records for number of exhibitors, total exhibit space and total attendees, according to show owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. By the show’s close on Wednesday, Sept. 25, preliminary numbers reveal that more than 2,000 exhibitors covering nearly 900,000 net square feet of the Las Vegas Convention Center convened with over 31,000 attendees; an eight percent increase from the 2017 show.

“With the incredible role it now plays for the packaging industry, PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO was the international packaging event of 2019," says Jim Pittas, president and CEO of PMMI. “The sheer size and scope of PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO indicates that as our industry continues to prosper it turns to PMMI shows for the solutions and tools to improve business.”

The Technology Excellence Awards debuted at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO with record voter participation. The winners included Berry Global (Baking and Snack), TECMA ARIES (Beverage and Dairy), Sleever International (General Packaging), UltraSource (Meat/Poultry/Seafood) and Belco Packaging Systems (Pharmaceuticals/Medical Device).

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2019 Belco BM2030-PC 

Technology Excellence Award Winner

Medical Tray Sealing: PC-Based Control Systems and New Belt Actuator Offer Precision

Push-to-start medical tray sealer from Belco Packaging Systems, Inc. minimizes material waste, maximizes package quality and improves operator safety.

by Keren Sooke


Nov 6th, 2019


In medical tray sealing, balancing high precision, speed, operator safety, and per-unit cost are all critical.


To meet these needs, Belco Packaging Systems introduced its BM2030-PC Medical Tray Sealer at PACK EXPO Las Vegas in Sep. 2019. Awarded with a PMMI Technology Excellence Award at the show for new innovation, the system is designed for consistency and repeatability, producing high quality seals for FDA-monitored operations such as implantable device packaging.

Based in Monrovia, CA, Belco has served the manufacturing industry for over 60 years. The company explains that the BM2030-PC represents customer feedback and wishes collected over 45 years of manufacturing medical tray sealers.

“The system is designed for customers in FDA-regulated environments who need the machine-generated evidence that they’re complying with their quality management system,” explains Belco Vice President Tom Misik. “The machine will let you know if something is not working right. When it is functioning properly, it will provide the data for the MDM [medical device manufacturer] to upload into their permanent device record.”


The system offers speed and control, thanks to two Festo belt driven linear actuators, a Beckhoff industrial panel PC and several other features for safety and ease of use. One of the hallmarks of Belco designs is “No ifs, ands or bolts.” The machine is built with a welded structural steel foundation, robust for avoiding metal distortion or warping in heat sealing operations that combine high temperature and pressure. 

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