Universal 8 (U8) Packaging system

8 Station Modular Blister Sealing Machine


The Universal 8 packaging systems (U8) was engineered to offer you maximum flexibility. Our unique modular design allows for multiple machine configurations, alterations and expansions based upon your unique needs and growth. Quick set-up maximizes production time. Our expert team offers the training and support needed to help guarantee your success. The U8 is the machine to take your company’s production to the next level.

Outside loading of blister(s), card(s) and finished package unload stations are all standard. Universal 8 packaging systems can produce all of the typical blister package including face seal, full face, double card trapped, Club style and mock-clamshell with proper seal tooling installed.

Conceived by industry pioneer Art Gustafson in response to a customer’s needs, the ergonomically sensitive Algus Universal 8 Station (U8) Packaging System was designed with your future success in mind. As your sales increase, the revolutionary U8 is designed to allow for in-plant reconfiguration to satisfy increased product demand and production requirements. This cost-effective system allows for different packaging formats, from simple face seal packs, to complex club store packs. With the flexibility to add feeders for inserting components and vision systems for quality assurance, the U8 offers “the sky is the limit” approach to packaging.



  • Modular “plug and run” satellites
  • 12” x 18.5” Sealing capacity
  • Transfer eject
  • Production rates from 16,000 to 96,000 packages per shift
  • 5 – 23 cycles per minute
  • Emergency stop switches
  • Adjustable sealing pressure
  • Digital seal contact timer
  • Digital temperature control
  • Full PLC control with 8” touch panel
  • 4 open product load stations
  • Casters for portability
  • Quick change tooling
  • Safety interlocked guards
  • Servo controlled turn-table



Machine TypeModular Rotary
Product Nesting Trays8
Seal Area12″ X 18.5″
Seal Unit
Operating Temperature Range32° -700 ° F
Heater Capacity3.9kW 3900W
Machine ControlsDigital Temperature Control and Seal duration timer set
via HMI with .1 increments
Cycles60 Hz
Cycle Speed5-23 cycles / minute
Compressed Air
Volume12 SCFM @ 20 cpm at 100 psi
Air Cylinder for Press1
Bore Diameter6″
Maximum Form Depth3 1/4″
Machine Dimensions
Machine Height72″
Machine Width102″
Machine Depth96″
Product Load Station Height38″
Shipping Weight4000 lb.
Operator Safety
Controls3 Emergency Stop Push Button
Guarding and InterlocksMetal/Lexan™ Door with Positive Break Electrical Safety Interlocks
*Disclaimer: Algus reserves the right to modify equipment specifications without prior notification.


  • Blisters and cards feed automatically into nesting trays
  • Operator loads product into tray (4 positions)
  • Card is automatically heat sealed to blister flange at predetermined temperature, pressure, and dwell time settings.
  • Suction cups lift the packages from the nesting tray and place them face down onto customer’s take-off conveyor or table.


  • Reduced operator fatigue
  • Reduced repetitive motion injury liability
  • Simpler change-over due to separated feeder stations
  • Easy tool changeover assures maximum up-time
  • Operator safety features standard on every machine
  • Fits easily in restricted space or tight to a wall

Optional Features

  • Modular feeders for inserts or double cards
  • Heat plate change-over assist
  • Heat seal tooling
    • 8 product nesting trays
    • Blister and card magazine
    • One blister plug rack
    • One heater plate
  • Quick Change tooling
  • PLC control with data acquisition
    • Time
    • Temperature
    • Pressure monitor
    • Alarm systems
  • Teflon® coating for heater blocks
  • Anodized tooling components
  • Over size 8″ seal cylinder
  • Cylinder air exhaust filter
  • Machine status light tower
  • Plastic welding systems
    • Radio-Frequency sealing (RF)
    • Ultrasonic sealing
    • Hot-Cold sealing
  • Eject Systems
    • Transfer eject
    • Hand-off eject
    • Pick and place

For additional information or to speak with a professional, call 815-756-1881

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