SencorpWhite announced today that Brentwood is now using a custom-designed SencorpWhite ULTRA thermoformer to provide new solutions to the medical packaging industry. One application where this system is already being used is for catheter packaging, an area where Brentwood has long led the way in innovation; in the late 70s, Brentwood developed a new standard for catheter packaging by recognizing that small packages reduced their effectiveness and built a machine to produce the first long trays. Now, with the new SencorpWhite solution, Brentwood has further extended its capabilities to produce parts at an industry-leading 72″ long inline.
This new system is the largest form and trim press ever built, with platens that can produce parts up to 72″ long x 34″ wide, with a 7″ stroke. In addition, the custom-designed ULTRA includes several innovative features designed to improve efficiency and throughput:
- A closed-loop, 7-zone inline infrared sheet-temperature-sensing system that constantly monitors sheet temperature to ensure accurate, efficient and repeatable production parts.
- Servo-driven presses that provide precise movements with increased speed.
- Forming parameters are fully controlled through the built-in HMI with high-low warnings as an advanced quality measure.
- A robotic pick-and place-system that allows the machine to automatically remove, stack, and pack product, minimizing cycle time and maximizing throughput.
“The capabilities of our new ULTRA have enabled us to pursue new opportunities and provide our customers with the most cost-competitive solutions in the medical packaging industry,” said Andrew Haus, Medical Product Line Manager at Brentwood.
“We are very excited to work with forward-thinking companies like Brentwood, who understand it’s a strategic imperative to modernize packaging technologies,” said Bob Mozian, Vice President of Sencorp Sales. “Our recent acquisition by Connell Limited Partnership has given us a renewed focus on R&D to make projects like this possible.”
Brentwood is a leading manufacturer of custom thermoformed and injection molded solutions for medical device packaging, components and housings for imaging and diagnostic equipment. The company’s state-of-the-art ISO Class 7 clean room is equipped with the latest technologies and certified to both ISO 9001 and 14001 quality standards. With vast design knowledge, forming capabilities and materials expertise, Brentwood produces functional and aesthetic parts that provide sustainable solutions for end-procedure efficiency. To learn more, call (610) 374-5109 or visit http://www.brentwoodindustries.com.
SencorpWhite, a Connell Limited Partnership portfolio Company, is a leading provider of unique end-to-end solutions for the packaging and management of high-value inventory. The company’s products and services—which range from Sencorp brand innovative thermoformers and CeraPak and CeraTek brand packaging technologies to White brand automated storage and retrieval systems and inventory management software—cover the entire supply chain, from the point-of-manufacture through distribution and to the point-of-use. For more information, call (508) 771-9400 or visit http://sencorpwhite.com/.
About Connell Limited Partnership:
Connell Limited Partnership is a family-owned business headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Connell has a history of owning and operating industry leading manufacturing companies that provide superior products, exceptional customer service and operational excellence to market leading OEMs. The Connell family is dedicated to supporting a wide range of philanthropic endeavors, with a large commitment to the medical field, including the William F. Connell School of Nursing at Boston College, the Connell and O’Reilly Families Cell Manipulation Core at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, the Connell Nursing Research Scholars Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the William F. Connell Emergency Department at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. More information is available at http://www.connell-lp.com/.