KR20170068279A - Apparatus for blister-packing medicine - Google Patents

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KR20170068279A
KR20170068279A KR1020150175294A KR20150175294A KR20170068279A KR 20170068279 A KR20170068279 A KR 20170068279A KR 1020150175294 A KR1020150175294 A KR 1020150175294A KR 20150175294 A KR20150175294 A KR 20150175294A KR 20170068279 A KR20170068279 A KR 20170068279A
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김호연
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65BMACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING
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    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61JCONTAINERS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR MEDICAL OR PHARMACEUTICAL PURPOSES; DEVICES OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR BRINGING PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS INTO PARTICULAR PHYSICAL OR ADMINISTERING FORMS; DEVICES FOR ADMINISTERING FOOD OR MEDICINES ORALLY; BABY COMFORTERS; DEVICES FOR RECEIVING SPITTLE
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    • A61J1/03Containers specially adapted for medical or pharmaceutical purposes for pills or tablets
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65BMACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING
    • B65B11/00Wrapping, e.g. partially or wholly enclosing, articles or quantities of material, in strips, sheets or blanks, of flexible material
    • B65B11/50Enclosing articles, or quantities of material, by disposing contents between two sheets, e.g. pocketed sheets, and securing their opposed free margins
    • B65B11/52Enclosing articles, or quantities of material, by disposing contents between two sheets, e.g. pocketed sheets, and securing their opposed free margins one sheet being rendered plastic, e.g. by heating, and forced by fluid pressure, e.g. vacuum, into engagement with the other sheet and contents, e.g. skin-, blister-, or bubble- packaging
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65BMACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING
    • B65B37/00Supplying or feeding fluent-solid, plastic, or liquid material, or loose masses of small articles, to be packaged
    • B65B37/02Supplying or feeding fluent-solid, plastic, or liquid material, or loose masses of small articles, to be packaged by gravity flow
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65BMACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING
    • B65B41/00Supplying or feeding container-forming sheets or wrapping material
    • B65B41/02Feeding sheets or wrapper blanks
    • B65B41/04Feeding sheets or wrapper blanks by grippers
    • B65B41/06Feeding sheets or wrapper blanks by grippers by suction-operated grippers
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65BMACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING
    • B65B61/00Auxiliary devices, not otherwise provided for, for operating on sheets, blanks, webs, binding material, containers or packages
    • B65B61/26Auxiliary devices, not otherwise provided for, for operating on sheets, blanks, webs, binding material, containers or packages for marking or coding completed packages

Abstract

Disclosed is a blister packaging apparatus for medicines which dispenses medicines one dose at a time and automatically packs them in a blister sheet. A blister packaging apparatus for a medicament includes a plurality of medicament cassettes accommodating different kinds of medicines, a medicament supply unit having a hopper for guiding the medicines discharged from the medicament cassette to be sequentially discharged downward, A blister sheet feeding unit for feeding a blister sheet formed with a plurality of open blister grooves, a blister sheet feeding unit for feeding a blister sheet from the blister sheet feeding unit, A cover supply unit for supplying a cover in the form of a sheet, and a cover supply unit for supplying a cover from the cover supply unit, And a cover attachment unit for attaching the cover to the blister sheet so that a plurality of open blister grooves are sealed.

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[0001] Apparatus for blister-packing medicine [0002]
The present invention relates to a blister packaging apparatus for medicines which dispenses medicines one dose at a time and automatically packs them in a blister sheet.
Medications prescribed by prescription at a hospital or pharmacy are packaged separately in a plastic bag or sealed packed with a blister sheet. The method of sealing and packaging using the blister sheet prevents theft, loss, and misuse of the drug, and even when the method of taking the drug is complicated, for example, And the use thereof is increasing.
However, there is no known automated blister packaging apparatus that dispenses a single dose of a drug into a plurality of blister grooves of a blister sheet according to prescription and seals with a cover. Therefore, at present, for example, a person who prepares a medicine, such as a pharmacist, must dispense the medicine into the blister grooves of the hand-held blister sheet one by one and seal it with a cover. As a result, there is a problem that the efficiency of packaging the medicine using the blister sheet is lowered and the operation cost is increased.
Korean Patent Registration No. 10-0343788
The present invention provides a blister packaging apparatus for medicines which automatically distributes the medicines one time at a time of dosing to a blister sheet having a plurality of blister grooves to seal and package the medicines.
The present invention relates to a medicine supply unit including a plurality of medicine cassettes containing different types of medicines and a hopper for collecting medicines discharged from the medicament cassette sequentially and discharging them downwardly, A blister sheet feeding unit for feeding a blister sheet in which a blister groove of the blister groove is formed, a blister sheet feeding unit for feeding the blister sheet from the blister sheet feeding unit, A cover supply unit for supplying a cover in the form of a sheet, and a cover supply unit for supplying the cover from the cover supply unit to the blister groove, And a cover attaching unit for attaching the cover to the blister sheet so as to seal the plurality of open blister grooves filled with the medicine To provide the blister packaging unit.
The blister packaging apparatus for medicines according to the present invention is characterized in that the blister sheet is moved from the medicine supply unit to the medicine filling unit and the blister sheet filled with the medicine in the blister grooves is transferred from the medicine filling unit And a transfer unit that moves the cover to the cover attaching unit and moves the cover in the cover feed unit so that the cover overlaps the blister sheet moved to the cover attaching unit.
The moving unit may include a pick-up arm for picking up and moving the blister sheet and the cover one by one.
Wherein the blister sheet feeding unit includes a lift tray capable of supporting a plurality of blister sheets stacked and stacked without being filled with medicines, and the pick-up arm is provided on the uppermost layer among the plurality of stacked blister sheets And when the blister sheet of the uppermost layer is picked up by the pick-up arm, the lift tray can lift the newly blistered sheet to a position where the pick-up arm can pick up the blister sheet by the pickup arm .
Wherein the blister sheet feeding unit further comprises a pair of horizontal blades which are pushed in a direction approaching the overlapping laminated blister sheets and spread in the opposite direction, The ends of the pair of blades enter between the edge of the blister sheet of the uppermost layer and the edge of the blister sheet laminated thereunder to distinguish the blister sheet of the uppermost layer from the remaining laminated blister sheet .
Wherein the cover supply unit includes a supply roller for releasing the cover release paper as a roller wound around the cover release paper on which the cover is detachably attached and a cover release paper sheet to which the cover is attached so that the pick- And a take-up roller for winding up the cover releasing paper by winding the cover releasing paper on which the cover is separated. The take-up roller pulls up the cover releasing paper in a state in which the pick-up arm sucks the cover, And moves in a direction approaching the feed roller, so that the cover can be separated from the cover release paper.
The blister packaging apparatus for medicines according to the present invention may further comprise a blister sheet discharging unit for discharging the blister sheet having the cover to the outside.
The blister packaging apparatus for medicines according to the present invention may further comprise a label attaching unit for attaching a label for identifying the blister sheet to the blister sheet filled with the medicament.
The label attaching unit includes a label printer for printing characters and / or pictures on a label having an adhesive surface and discharging the label, and a label holder for picking up the label discharged from the label printer, so that the adhesive surface faces the blister sheet And a labeling arm for accessing the blister sheet to attach the label to the blister sheet.
The label printer may further include a collecting roller that collects the label, separates the label from the label, and collects the label.
Wherein the medicament charging unit has a first blister sheet jig supporting the blister sheet and the first blister sheet jig intermittently under the hopper while supporting the blister sheet And the medicine discharged from the hopper can be dispensed into the plurality of blister grooves in a dose amount.
Wherein the cover attaching unit includes a second blister sheet jig for supporting the blister sheet filled with the medicine in the plurality of blister grooves and a cover overlapping the blister sheet supported on the second blister sheet jig And a pressure roller which is in close contact with the blister sheet supported on the second blister sheet jig.
According to the present invention, the medicine is automatically dispensed and sealed in a single dose to the blister sheet according to the prescription. Thus, the efficiency of the prescription preparation work using the blister sheet is improved and the cost is reduced. In addition, by using a blister packaging device for medicines, it is possible to prevent stolen, unit, and misuse of medicines when the medicament package using the blister sheet is spread, and even when the method of taking the medicines is complicated, Help.
1 is a perspective view showing an example of a blister sheet sealed by a cover.
2 is a front view of a blister packaging apparatus for medicines according to an embodiment of the present invention.
Fig. 3 is a perspective view schematically showing a blister sheet treatment section below the medicine supply unit in the blister packaging apparatus of the medicine of Fig. 2; Fig.
4 is a side view of the mobile unit of Figs. 2 and 3. Fig.
Fig. 5 is a plan view of the blister sheet feeding unit of Figs. 2 and 3, and Fig. 6 is a front view explaining the operation of the pair of horizontal blades of Fig.
Fig. 7 is a plan view of the medicine filling unit of Figs. 2 and 3. Fig.
8 is a plan view of the unit with a cover of Figs. 2 and 3. Fig.
Fig. 9 is a front view explaining the operation of the cover supply unit of Figs. 2 and 3. Fig.
10 is a side view for explaining the operation of the label attaching unit of Figs. 2 and 3. Fig.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS Hereinafter, a medicine blister packaging apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings. The terminology used herein is a term used to properly express the preferred embodiment of the present invention, which may vary depending on the intention of the user or operator or the custom in the field to which the present invention belongs. Therefore, the definitions of these terms should be based on the contents throughout this specification.
1 is a perspective view showing an example of a blister sheet sealed by a cover. Referring to FIG. 1, a blister sheet 2 used for packing a prescription preparation according to a prescription includes a plurality of concaved blister grooves 4 ). Each of the blister grooves (4) is filled with a medicine of one dose each. A plurality of blister grooves 4 are arranged in a matrix, in which the blister sheets 2 are arranged in seven rows and four columns so that a maximum week of preparation can be filled. Characters or marks indicating the time of drug administration may be printed on the periphery of the entrance of the blister grooves 4.
A cover 6 in the form of a sheet is attached to the upper surface of the blister sheet 2 filled with the medicine in the blister groove 4 so that the blister groove 4 is sealed, A blister pack 1 composed of a cover 2 and a cover 6 is formed. The lower surface of the cover 6 attached to the upper side of the blister sheet 2 may be an adhesive surface coated with a pressure-sensitive adhesive. When the cover 6 is torn by using a finger or a tool, the medicine filled in the blister groove 4 can be taken out and taken.
The blister sheet 2 may have a flat surface 3 between the matrix of blister grooves 4 and the edge 5 of the blister sheet 2. A label 8 (see FIG. 10) for identifying the blister pack 1 filled with a medicine such as a barcode, a patient name, etc., Respectively.
FIG. 2 is a front view of a blister packaging apparatus for a medicine according to an embodiment of the present invention, FIG. 3 is a perspective view schematically showing a blister sheet processing unit below a medicine supply unit in the blister packaging apparatus of FIG. 2, 4 is a side view of the mobile unit of Figs. 2 and 3. Fig. 2 to 4, a blister packaging apparatus 10 for a medicament according to an embodiment of the present invention automatically fills the blister sheet 2 by dividing the pharmaceutical preparation one dose at a time, 2) with a cover 6 (see Fig. 1), and is mainly provided in a large hospital or pharmacy.
The blister packaging apparatus 10 of the medicine comprises a housing 11 in the form of a cabinet, a medicine supply unit 12 on the inside of the housing 11, and a blister sheet processing unit 20). The blister sheet processing unit 20 includes a blister sheet feed unit 45, a medicine filling unit 65, a cover feeding unit 75, a cover attaching unit 90, a label attaching unit 110, (130), a mobile unit (30), and a gate (25).
The medicament supply unit 12 includes a plurality of medicament cassettes 13 accommodating medicines of different kinds and hoppers 16 and 17 for guiding the medicines discharged from the medicament cassette 13 to be sequentially discharged downward, 17). Specifically, the medicine is discharged from the medicine cassette 13 according to a prescription inputted through a server or a user interface, and is dropped down through the medicine drop passage 14. The medicines fall on the intermediate hopper 16 at the lower end of the medicament drop passage 14, fall in a descending order, fall back to the final hopper 17, and drop sequentially in units of a dose.
The blister sheet feed unit 45 feeds a blister sheet 2 that is not filled with the drug into the blister grooves 4 (see Fig. 1). The medicine filling unit 65 receives the blister sheet 2 from the blister sheet feeding unit 45 and transfers the medicine discharged from the final hopper 17 to the plurality of blister sheets 2 of the blister sheet 2. [ 1) by a dose of 1 time. The cover supply unit 75 supplies a cover 6 (see Fig. 9) in the form of a sheet. The cover attaching unit 90 receives the cover 6 from the cover supply unit 75 and removes the cover 6 from the blister sheet 4 so that the open blister grooves 4 filled with the medicine are sealed. (2).
The label attaching unit 110 attaches a label 8 for identifying the blister sheet 2 to a blister sheet 2 filled with a medicament in a plurality of blister grooves 4. The blister sheet discharging unit 130 discharges the blister sheet 2, in which a plurality of blister grooves 4 are filled with medicament and the cover 6 is attached on the upper side. The mobile unit 30 moves the blister sheet 2 not filled with the medicine into the plurality of blister grooves 4 from the medicine supply unit 45 to the medicine filling unit 65, 4 is moved from the medicine filling unit 65 to the cover attaching unit 90 and the cover 6 is moved to the blister sheet 2 moved to the cover attaching unit 90, The cover 6 is moved from the cover feed unit 75 to the cover attaching unit 90 so as to overlap the blister sheet 4 and the blister sheet 2 to which the cover 6 is attached to seal the blister groove 4, From the attaching unit 90 to the blister sheet discharging unit 130.
The mobile unit 30 includes a pick-up arm 32 (not shown) which picks up and picks up the blister sheet 2 and the cover 6 one by one by a negative pressure, ). The pick-up arm 32 is supported under the medicine supply unit 12 in a main frame 21 extending in parallel to the X axis in the horizontal direction. Specifically, the pick-up arm 32 has a vertical beam 33 extending parallel to the Z-axis and supported by the main frame 21, a vertical beam 33 extending in parallel to the Y- A horizontal hand 34 supported by the vertical beam 33 and a blister sheet 2 protruding to the lower side of the horizontal hand 34 and positioned below the normally horizontal hand 34, And a plurality of suction tubes (38) pulling toward the horizontal hand (34) side. The vertical beam 33 is reciprocally movable parallel to the X axis along the direction in which the main frame 21 extends by the power of a motor (not shown) And is reciprocally movable parallel to the Z axis along the extending direction of the vertical beam 33 by the power of the motor 36 supported at the upper end. Although not clearly shown, a block, a pair of pulleys and a timing belt, for example, screwed into a screw and a screw in the mobile unit 30 can be applied as means for converting the rotational force of the motor into linear motion .
With this configuration, the pick-up arm 32 can move only in the vertical direction parallel to the Z-axis and in the horizontal direction parallel to the X-axis, and is perpendicular to the Z-axis and orthogonal to the X- But does not move in a direction parallel to the other horizontal line parallel to the plane. In other words, it is sufficient that the pickup arm 32 is not configured to move in the three axial directions orthogonal to each other but to move only in the two orthogonal directions. Therefore, the mobile unit 30 can be simply constructed, .
Each unit is disposed within a range in which the pick-up arm 32 is movable. The medicine filling unit 65 is disposed below the discharge port 18 of the final hopper 17 and the blister sheet feeding unit 45 is disposed on the right side apart from the medicine filling unit 65, The unit 90 is spaced apart from and below the medicine filling unit 65 and the cover feeding unit 75 is disposed on the left side apart from the cover attaching unit 90 and the blister sheet discharging unit 130 And is disposed between the cover attaching unit 90 and the blister sheet feed unit 45. [ The blister sheet 2 is picked up by the pick-up arm 32 and moved on the XZ plane, rather than being conveyed in one direction through a belt conveyor. Therefore, the respective units of the blister sheet processing unit 20 can be appropriately arranged in the upper, lower, left, and right directions without being arranged in a row in the housing 11, so that the blister packaging apparatus 10 of medicine can be installed in a limited space And can be compactly configured.
Fig. 5 is a plan view of the blister sheet feeding unit of Figs. 2 and 3, and Fig. 6 is a front view explaining the operation of the pair of horizontal blades of Fig. 5 and 6, the blister sheet feed unit 45 includes a lift tray 58 that supports and lifts a plurality of blister sheets 2 that are stacked without stacking the medicines, And a tray support plate 63 for supporting the lift tray 58. The tray supporting plate 63 can be raised and lowered by a motor (not shown) power. Specifically, a vertical screw extending parallel to the Z-axis is rotatable by the motor, and a lift block (49) screwed to the vertical screw (46) is connected to the vertical screw ). The tray supporting plate 63 is fixed to the elevating block 49 and the elevating tray 58 is detachably fixed to the tray supporting plate 63 by a pair of bolts 63. Therefore, when the motor is operated, the lift tray 58 is raised and lowered by the power. Here, reference numeral 48 denotes an LM guide for guiding the lifting and lowering of the lifting block 49.
The pick-up arm 32 (see Fig. 4) picks up only the blister sheet of the uppermost layer among a plurality of laminated blister sheets 2 stacked on the lift tray 58. When the blister sheet 2 of the uppermost layer is picked up and picked up by the pick-up arm 32 and separated from the flock of the blister sheets 2 stacked on the lift tray 58, the lift tray 58 is newly And lifts the blister sheet 2 to a position where it can be picked up by the pick-up arm 32 by suction.
The lifting tray 58 can be replaced with another type of lifting tray suitable for the type of the blister sheet 2 stacked thereon. The tray support plate 56 is provided with an upwardly projecting alignment pin 64 so that the lift tray is mounted at the correct position on the tray support plate 56, that is, according to the type of the lift tray, An alignment pin insertion groove (not shown) in which the alignment pin 64 is inserted is formed in the lift tray.
The blister sheet feeding unit 45 is provided with a pair of horizontal blades 51 which are held in the direction of approaching the plurality of blister sheets 2 stacked on the lift tray 58 and spread in the opposite direction, Respectively. For example, a pair of horizontal blades 51 are each connected to a connecting rod 50, a pair of connecting rods 50 extend parallel to the X axis, and the power of the motor (not shown) (Not shown) which is rotated by a screw. When the screw is rotated in one direction, the pair of horizontal blades 51 are brought close to or away from each other in parallel with the X axis, and the screw is moved in the opposite direction The pair of horizontal blades 51 are moved away from or close to each other in parallel with the X axis.
The height of the pair of horizontal blades 51 is adjustable in the vertical direction. The blister sheet 2 of the uppermost layer among the blister sheets 2 stacked on the lifting tray 58, (2). 5, when the pair of horizontal blades 51 are dislocated as shown by the chain double-dashed line in Fig. 5, the ends of the pair of horizontal blades 51 are separated from the blister sheet 2 of the uppermost layer Enters between the edge 5 and the edge 5 of the blister sheet 2 immediately below it to distinguish the blister sheet 2 of the uppermost layer from the remaining laminated blister sheet 2. Therefore, when the pick-up arm 32 picks up and picks up the blister sheet 2 of the uppermost layer, a plurality of blister sheets 2 are not picked up together, and only one blister sheet 2 Is picked up.
A pair of connection rods 50 is provided with a pair of photo sensors 53 and 54. One of the pair of photosensors 53 and 54 has a light emitting portion for projecting light and the other has a light receiving portion for receiving the light Respectively. A controller (not shown) of the blister packaging apparatus 10 (see FIG. 2) is attached to the lifting tray 58 by the lifter tray 58 and the blister sheet (not shown) 2 is stacked, and the pickup of the blister sheet 2 by the pick-up arm 32 proceeds. However, when the light projected from the light emitting portion is received by the light receiving portion, the controller (not shown) of the blister packaging device 10 (see FIG. 2) It is determined that there is no sheet 2 and the operation of the pick-up arm 32 is stopped and it is noticed that reloading of the blister sheet 2 is required through the display panel or the like.
2, 3 and 7, the medicine filling unit 65 is mounted on and supported by the main frame 21, and at the same height A pair of parallel beams 66 extending in parallel with the Y axis, both ends of which are mounted on the pair of parallel beams 66, and a pair of parallel beams 66 are formed by motor (not shown) A cross beam 68 movable in the longitudinal direction of the crossbeam 68, that is, in a direction parallel to the Y axis, a cross beam 68 mounted on the cross beam 68 and driven by motor (not shown) A jig supporting plate (not shown) movable in a direction parallel to the X axis, and a first blister sheet jig 71 fastened and fixed to the jig supporting plate by a pair of bolts 69. Although not explicitly shown, for example, a block screwed into a screw and a screw, a pair of pulleys and a timing belt in the medicine charging unit 65 are applied as means for converting the rotational force of the motor into linear motion .
The pick-up arm 32 picks up the blister sheet 2 from the blister sheet feed unit 45 and moves to the medicine filling unit 65 in the direction parallel to the X-axis and the first blister sheet jig 71, So that the blister sheet 2 is placed on the first blister sheet jig 71 and the suction of the suction tube 38 is stopped to release the pick-up, 12 to the position where the injection of the medicine is not disturbed.
The first blister sheet jig 71 holds the blister sheet 2 conveyed by the pick-up arm 32 and holds the blister sheet 2 in a direction parallel to the X axis and below the drug outlet 18 of the final hopper 17, And is intermittently moved in a direction parallel to the axis. The first blister sheet jig 71 is intermittently moved in the direction parallel to the X axis and in the direction parallel to the Y axis in accordance with the timing of the discharge of the medicine discharged from the medicine discharge port 18, A plurality of blister grooves 4 (see FIG. 1) are filled with a medicine by a single dose.
The first blister sheet jig 71 includes a flat plate 72 directly fastened by a bolt 69 to a jig support plate (not shown), and a second plate 72 fixedly connected to the outer circumferential portion of the upper side of the plate 72 And a position fixing block (block) 73. When the blister sheet 2 is put on the first blister sheet jig 71, the blister grooves 4 of the first row and the fourth row among the plurality of blister grooves 4 (see Fig. 1) And the interface is brought into contact with the inner surface of the position fixing block 73. Accordingly, the blister sheet 2 slides in the first blister sheet jig 71 and is blocked by the position fixing block 73 so that its position and attitude are not changed.
The first blister sheet jig 71 may be replaced with another type of first blister sheet jig suitable for the type of blister sheet 2 fed from the blister sheet feeding unit 45. [ (Not shown), that is, in a predetermined position and direction according to the type of the first blister sheet jig, the jig supporting plate is provided with an alignment pin The first blister sheet jig is provided with alignment pin insertion grooves (not shown) in which the alignment pins 70 are inserted.
The blister packaging apparatus 10 of the medicament further comprises a gate 25 aligned with the medicament outlet 18 of the final hopper 17. The gate 25 is a member that guides the medicine discharged through the medicine discharge port 18 to the blister groove 4 accurately, thereby reducing the dropping rate of the medicine so that the medicine discharged from the blister groove 4 does not come off. The gate 25 is replaceable with other types of gates suitable for the type of blister sheet fed through the blister sheet feed unit 45.
Fig. 8 is a plan view of the cover attaching unit of Figs. 2 and 3, Fig. 9 is a front view for explaining the operation of the cover feed unit of Figs. 2 and 3, Fig. 2, 3, and 8, the cover attaching unit 90 includes the medicine filling unit 65, the cover attaching unit frame 91 disposed below the medicine filling unit 65, A second blister sheet jig 95 fastened and fixed to the upper side of the attachment unit frame 91 by a pair of bolts 108 and a roller support plate 92 fixedly coupled to the front surface of the unit frame 91 with a cover, And a pressure roller 100 that is seated and supported on the roller support plate 107 when it is not operated.
In the second blister sheet jig 95, a blister sheet 2 filled with medicines in a plurality of blister grooves 4 (see Fig. 1) in the medicine filling unit 65 is seated and supported. To this end, a plurality of blister groove holes (99) corresponding to a plurality of blister grooves (4) arranged in a matrix are formed, and the lower side of the blister groove (4) protruding downward is inserted and seated . In addition to the blister groove opening 99, the second blister sheet jig 95 is provided with a label mounting hole 96 opened as a portion corresponding to the flat surface 3 (see FIG. 1) of the blister sheet 2, And a recessed flank seating surface 97 on which the blister groove 4-free side disposed on the opposite side of the flat surface 3 of the blister sheet 2 is seated.
A pair of screws 104 extending parallel to the Y axis are disposed on both side surfaces of the unit frame 91 with a cover and a pair of rotatably supporting a roller shaft at both ends of the pressure roller 100 And the roller supporting block 106 of each of the pair of screws 104 are screwed one by one. A pulley 102 is coaxially fastened to the front end of the pair of screws 104 and the pair of pulleys 102 are fastened by a timing belt 103 And one of the pair of screws 104 is connected to the shaft of the motor (not shown) so as to transmit power.
In this configuration, the pair of screws 104 rotate in the same direction by the power of the motor, and the pair of roller supporting blocks 106 and the pressing roller 100 supported thereon are rotated in the direction . The blister sheet 2 is seated on the second blister sheet jig 95 and the cover 6 (see Fig. 9) in the form of a sheet has its own adhesive surface on the blister sheet 2 The pressure roller 100 presses the cover 6 and presses the blister sheet 2 and the cover 6 so that the blister sheet 2 and the cover 6 are in contact with each other, Is adhered and sealed. The outer peripheral surface of the pressure roller 100 may be made of an elastic material such as rubber.
The pick-up arm 32 is disposed in the blister sheet 2 (see FIG. 1) of the blister sheet 2 which is seated on the first blister sheet jig 71 And moves down to the cover attaching unit 90 through the path between the medicine charging unit 65 and the blister sheet discharging unit 130 and moves in the aligned state with the second blister sheet jig 95 To pick up the blister sheet 2 on the second blister sheet jig 95 and to stop picking up the adsorption tube 38 to pick up the cover 6, And moves toward the cover feeding unit 75 along a path parallel to the X axis.
On the other hand, the second blister sheet jig 95 can be replaced with another kind of second blister sheet jig suitable for the type of the blister sheet 2 supplied from the blister sheet feeding unit 45 . The second blister sheet jig is mounted on the unit frame 91 with the cover in a correct position, that is, in a predetermined position and direction according to the type of the second blister sheet jig, And the second blister sheet jig is provided with alignment pin insertion grooves (not shown) in which the alignment pins 109 are inserted.
2, 3, and 9, the cover supply unit 75 includes a supply roller 76, a collection roller 77, and a moving bracket 80. The feed roller 76 uncovers and feeds the cover release paper 7 as rollers in which the cover release paper 7 to which the cover 6 is detachably attached is wound in a roll form. The side surface of the cover 6 attached to the cover releasing paper 7 is an adhesive surface coated with a pressure sensitive adhesive and the cover 6 is cut to a size corresponding to the size of the upper side of the blister sheet 2. When the cover 6 is detached from the cover release paper 7, the collection roller 77 winds up the cover release paper 7 again in the form of a roll.
The movable bracket 80 supports the cover supporting plate 81 and the bracket roller 85 as a reciprocable member parallel to the X axis on the feeding roller 76 and the collecting roller 77. The cover support plate 81 supports the cover release paper 7 to which the cover 6 is attached so that the pickup arm 32 picks up the cover 6 by suction. The upper side of the cover supporting plate 81 is flat, and the size thereof is such that it can support a single cover 6 with sufficient space. A tapered wedge 83 is provided at one longitudinal end of the cover support plate 81 at an acute angle. The cover releasing paper 7 is fed from the feeding roller 76 and fed to the upper side of the cover supporting plate 81, the wedge 83, the bracket roller 85 and the guide roller 78 disposed adjacent to the collecting roller 77 And is returned to the collecting roller 77 through the passing path.
One cover 6 is supported on the cover supporting plate 81 when the movable bracket 80 is positioned close to the collection roller 77 as shown by the solid line in Fig. The pickup arm 32 moved to the unit 75 moves up the cover supporting plate 81 and descends in an aligned state with the cover 6 to attract the cover 6. [
The recovery roller 77 pulls up the cover release paper 7 and pulls the cover release paper 7 while the pick-up arm 32 is sucking the cover 6. The cover 6 is supported by the movable bracket 80, the cover support plate 81 supported thereon, The cover releasing paper 7 is curved downward when the cover releasing paper 85 is moved in the direction in which it approaches the supply roller 76 in parallel with the X axis, but the cover 6 attracted to the pick- ), And is separated from the cover release paper 7. The pick-up arm 32 is separated from the cover release 7 to move the cover 6 that has been attracted and picked up to the cover attaching unit 90 and moves the second blister sheet jig 95 (see FIG. 8) And the adhesive surface of the cover 6 is lowered in alignment with the blister sheet 2 so as to be in contact with the upper surface of the blister sheet 2, The picking up of the pressing roller 100 is stopped and the picking up of the pressing roller 100 is stopped and the reciprocating motion of the pressing roller 100 (see FIG.
3, 8, and 10, the label attaching unit 90 is disposed below the cover attaching unit 90, and includes a label printer 111, a label attaching arm 113 ), And a collection roller 129. The label printer 111 prints a character or a figure on the label 8 having the adhesive surface 8b and discharges it. The labeling arm 113 sucks and picks up the label 8 discharged from the label printer 111 so that the adhesive surface 8b contacts the blister sheet 2 placed on the second blister sheet jig 95 And the label 8 is attached to the blister sheet 2 by approaching the blister sheet 2. The label printer 111 discharges the label 8 to the side of the label mounting arm 113 in a detachably attached state to the label release liner 9 and the collection roller 129 disposed below the label printer 111 transfers the label 8 The label release paper 9 separated from the label release paper 8 is collected and recovered.
The labeling arm 113 is disposed on the rear side of the label printer 111 and includes a vertical beam 114 extending in the vertical direction and a vertical beam 114 extending in the horizontal direction and extending in the vertical direction by the power of a motor And a horizontal bracket 116 which is reciprocable in the longitudinal direction of the beam 114. [ A pair of pulleys and a timing belt, for example, can be applied as a means for converting the rotational force of the motor into a linear motion.
The horizontal bracket 116 is supported with a rotation block 122 having a suction tube 124 for suctioning the label 8 by a negative pressure. The rotation block 122 is coaxially connected to a pulley 119 rotatably supported on one side of the horizontal bracket 116 and fixed to the other side of the horizontal bracket 116 117 and the pulley 119 are wound around the timing belt 120 so as to transmit power. Therefore, the rotation block 122 is rotated by the power of the motor 117. [
The label 8 on which characters or marks have been printed is ejected from the label printer 111 and starts separating from the label release paper 9 at the same time. The label 8 which is to be separated from the label release paper 9 in a state where the horizontal bracket 116 is moved downward and the suction tube 124 is directed downward as shown by a chain double-dashed line in Fig. 10, And the label release paper 9 separated from the label 8 is taken up and collected by the collection roller 129 via the guide roller 128. [
The label 8 is completely separated from the label release paper 9 and the adhesive surface 8b of the label 8 is completely separated when the rotation block 122 is rotated half a turn with the label 8 being adsorbed on the absorption tube 124. [ The printed surface 8a on which the characters or marks are printed faces downward and faces downward. The label 8 is completely separated from the label release sheet 9 even if the horizontal bracket 116 is slightly lifted up in a state in which the label 8 is attracted to the suction tube 124, You can rotate it half a turn.
 When the blister sheet 2 filled with the medicament is seated in the second blister sheet jig 95, the blister sheet 2 is guided through the label attachment hole 96 formed in the second blister sheet jig 95, The plane 3 is exposed downward. When the horizontal bracket 116 rises to the height shown by the solid line in Fig. 10 with the adhesive surface 8b of the label 8 facing upward and the printed surface 8a facing downward, the second blister sheet jig 95 The adhesive surface 8b of the label 8 is attached to the flat surface 3 of the blister sheet 2 that is seated on the side of the suction tube 124 and the adsorption through the suction tube 124 is stopped, Then descend again.
2 and 3, the blister sheet discharging unit 130 includes a belt conveyor 131 for conveying the blister sheet 2 to which the cover 6 is attached forward Respectively. The pick-up arm 32 includes a blister sheet 2, that is, a blister pack 1 (see Fig. 1) with a cover 6 attached thereto for sealing the blister groove 4, The blister sheet jig 95 (see FIG. 8) to the belt conveyor 131 of the blister sheet discharging unit 130 one by one. When a plurality of blister packs (1) are stacked on the belt conveyor (131), a belt conveyor (131) operates to discharge a plurality of stacked blister packs (1) to the front of the blister packaging device (10).
While the present invention has been particularly shown and described with reference to exemplary embodiments thereof, it will be understood by those skilled in the art that various changes and modifications may be made without departing from the scope of the present invention. Therefore, the true scope of protection of the present invention should be defined only by the appended claims.
2: blister sheet 6: cover
10: blister packaging device 25: gate
30: mobile unit 32: pickup arm
45: blister sheet feeding unit 65: medicine filling unit
70: first blister sheet jig 75: cover feed unit
90: cover attaching unit 95: second blister sheet jig
110: label attaching unit 130: blister sheet discharging unit

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  1. A plurality of drug cassettes accommodating different types of medicines; and a hopper for guiding the medicines discharged from the medicament cassettes to be sequentially discharged downward; A blister sheet feeding unit for feeding a blister sheet formed with a plurality of blister grooves opened on the upper side; A medicine filling unit which receives the blister sheet from the blister sheet feeding unit and dispenses the medicine discharged from the hopper to the blister grooves by a dose once; A cover supply unit for supplying a cover in the form of a sheet; And a cover attaching unit which receives the cover from the cover supply unit and attaches the cover to the blister sheet so that a plurality of open blister grooves filled with the medicine are sealed. Blister packaging equipment.
  2. The method according to claim 1,
    Moving the blister sheet from the medicine supply unit to the medicine filling unit, moving the blister sheet filled with the medicine into the plurality of blister grooves from the medicine filling unit to the cover attaching unit, Further comprising a transfer unit for moving the cover in the cover supply unit so as to overlap the blister sheet transferred to the attachment unit.
  3. 3. The method of claim 2,
    Wherein the moving unit comprises a pick-up arm for picking up and moving the blister sheet and the cover one by one.
  4. The method of claim 3,
    Wherein the blister sheet feeding unit includes a lift tray capable of supporting a plurality of blister sheets stacked and stacked without being filled with medicines,
    Wherein the pick-up arm picks up only the uppermost blister sheet out of the plurality of stacked blister sheets,
    Wherein when the blister sheet of the uppermost layer is picked up by the pick-up arm, the lift tray raises the blister sheet newly formed as the uppermost layer to a position where the pickup blister can be picked up by the pickup arm. .
  5. 5. The method of claim 4,
    The blister sheet feeding unit further comprises a pair of horizontal blades which are held in the direction of approaching the overlapping laminated blister sheets and spread in the opposite direction,
    When the pair of horizontal blades are pinched, the ends of the pair of blades enter between the edge of the blister sheet of the uppermost layer and the edge of the blister sheet laminated beneath the edge of the blister sheet of the uppermost layer, And distinguishes it from the remaining blister sheets.
  6. The method according to claim 1,
    Wherein the cover supply unit includes a supply roller for releasing the cover release paper as a roller wound around the cover release paper on which the cover is detachably attached and a cover release paper sheet to which the cover is attached so that the pick- And a collection roller for winding up the cover release sheet from which the cover is separated,
    Wherein the pickup roller pulls up the cover release paper in a state in which the pick-up arm sucks the cover, and moves in a direction in which the cover support plate approaches the feed roller, so that the cover is separated from the cover release paper Blister packaging device for pharmaceuticals.
  7. The method according to claim 1,
    And a blister sheet discharging unit for discharging the blister sheet having the cover attached thereto to the outside.
  8. The method according to claim 1,
    Further comprising a labeling unit for attaching a label for identifying the blister sheet to the blister sheet filled with the medicine.
  9. 9. The method of claim 8,
    The label attaching unit includes a label printer for printing characters and / or pictures on a label having an adhesive surface and discharging the label, and a label holder for picking up the label discharged from the label printer, so that the adhesive surface faces the blister sheet And a labeling arm for transferring the label to the blister sheet and for accessing the blister sheet to attach the label to the blister sheet.
  10. 10. The method of claim 9,
    The label printer ejects the label in a removable state attached to the label release paper,
    Wherein the label attaching unit further comprises a collecting roller for collecting and collecting the label release paper separated from the label.
  11. The method according to claim 1,
    Wherein the medicament charging unit has a first blister sheet jig for supporting the blister sheet,
    The first blister sheet jig is intermittently moved under the hopper while supporting the blister sheet so that the drug discharged from the hopper is dispensed into the plurality of blister grooves in a dose amount Of the blister packed with the drug.
  12. The method according to claim 1,
    Wherein the cover attaching unit includes a second blister sheet jig for supporting the blister sheet filled with the medicine in the plurality of blister grooves and a cover overlapping the blister sheet supported on the second blister sheet jig And a pressure roller which is in close contact with the blister sheet supported on the second blister sheet jig.
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