The LM5000, also known as the Clamshell, is a manually operated module designed for the accurate assembly of precut materials into a specific test strip product. Precut membrane, absorbent material, conjugate pads and plastic backing are brought together to form a laminated lateral flow test strips. The Clamshell Laminator offers maximum productivity for a manually operated system.
The Clamshell Laminator contains top and bottom vacuum nests to hold test strip materials in place for the lamination process. The nests are customized to the customer’s design, but are easily interchangeable so other designs can be laminated. When the nests are brought together accurate alignment of the laminate is achieved.
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BioDot's modular lamination system is suitable for many test formats.
BioDot is an expert in offering a range of batch auto lamination instruments. These instruments can print batch codes on Liquid, Ointments and even Tablet cartons. This category comprises of many auto coded machines. The products are famous all over the market and are known for durability, value for money and are user friendly.
We all know that for continuous lamination, auto lamination is the most important process. BioDot has developed a modular lamination system, which is suitable for many test formats, which consists of multi-layers, which are glued together.
Each material comes from spindles, which can be adjusted easily through guides. Under pressure of the roller complete adhesion occurs. This automated system gets easily configured with cutting technologies and dispensing.
The first type of module is the Reel Feed. The reel feed, feeds the roll stock of plastic backing with cut liners.
The second module is the magazine strip feed. In many test designs, it is observed that the plastic backing is very thick. This makes it difficult to supply it to a roll format, which causes curling problems. This problem is overcome by supplying plastic as flat sheet with 300-1500 mm long and approximately 100 mm wide. In a magazine feed system for feeding plastic sheet, application of adhesive is required. In BioDot, both Material Feed module and Roll Feed module are the types of magazine strips present. The roll feed module can feed three different roll materials into a roll format. You can configure a take up reel for release liners.
In a normal procedure, there are quite a few different materials like adhesives, sample pads, conjugate pads, absorbent pads and cover layers. You will have to take care of individual pad positions. In dry chemistry and solid transfer applications, almost 10 chemistry pads are laminated with auto laminator. If the pad thickness is the same, different pad rolls of various reagents can be placed on spindle with spacers. In some cases, due to process or material, limit the use of material in the sheet formats. In such cases the Material Feed Strip model is incorporated. The sheet feed system adjusts the widths and position. The strips are fed from end to end onto each other. Pneumatically a lamination layer controls this module.
For Auto batch mode, a clamshell or manual approach should be incorporated. This results in finely pre-cut materials, which are used for test strip products. To formulate the lateral flow test strip, pre-cut membrane, conjugate pads, absorbent materials and plastic backing are all brought together and conjugated.
With the clamshell laminator, you can easily hold the test strip in correct position with the help of top and bottom vacuum nests. These nests can be customised according to customerss requirements. You can, however, easily interchange the nest, which helps in lamination of other designs. Once these nets are brought together in a proper alignment with each other, accurate lamination is achieved.
BioDot has mastered in the field of automatic carton batch coding system. With the industrial machine and experience it provides coding requirements and customized solutions to its consumers.