The CardSeal 2 from Advanced Dynamics is a high speed wrapping machine for CR80 and ISO 7810 card and booklets. Capable of speeds of up to 600 cards per minute it delivers four sided ultrasonic security sealing. The machine is fitted with an ultrasonic sealing system to allow for the production of embossed security seals in either standard or bespoke designs. The wrapped cards exit the machine either as single cards or linked in chains into a flighted belt conveyor from where they can be further processed either manually or automatically by the use of a special VRM 30 overwrapping machine.
The CardSeal 2 can be fitted with a number of cameras for linking to software that verifies the codes on the cards and subsequently uses two rolls of flat film with edge guiding to produce the wrap.
Typical CR80 applications include telephone cards, smart cards, banking cards, SIM cards for mobiles and membership cards. Products can be wrapped as single packs or linked packs, at production speeds of up to 700 packs per minute. The four-sided ultra-sonic sealing system creates intricate patterns on the seals. These patterns provide maximum protection against counterfeiting; they can be generic or customer specific. Advanced Dynamics’ CardSeal machine 2 can also be linked to different types of overwrapping machines, camera systems and labelling units.
The machine incorporates a Siemens SIMATIC S7 PLC with OP17 operator panel. It can handle cards 85mm x 54mm (CR80 format and leaflets 82mm x 52mm based on a pack height of 1mm for cards and 2.4mm for leaflets. Wrapping is based on 4 GP (PP) film, 35 µm minimum gauge, and single wound or with a centre fold. Three phase mains supply and a 6 bar air supply are needed. Options include camera systems, overwrapping solutions, thermal transfer printing and labelling.