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  All Star Universal heat sealers can be fitted with a range of control options.

The process of impulse heat sealing involves heating the material being sealed beyond its melt point, pressing the two layers together then cooling it to produce a solid seal. The more control over the weld temperature, weld time and cooling temperature the better and more consistent the weld produced. Welds produced without enough heat or time can look sealed but may separate if pressure is applied. Welds produced without enough cooling appear to be molten and are weaker than a weld that has been allowed to cool under pressure properly. Welds produced without enough pressure may separate easily or appear molten even if enough heat and cool are used. To prevent unauthorised alteration of the sealing parameters the MkVI and MkVI C controllers come complete with a built in keypad lock. The Star ARTICS and Medical controllers have multi level pass code protection to aid with validation process control.

Star bag sealers and vacuum sealers offer you the option of four different controllers which are available on most of our machine range. The MkVI controller is fitted as standard (with the exception of the Medical Vacuum Sealer). Like most impulse sealers, this uses a weld and cool time (the element heats up for the weld time and is off for the cool time). Unlike most other heat sealers the weld and cool times are displayed to the nearest 1/10th of a second and the controller includes a heat build up compensation program.

The MkVI C allows the weld and cool temperature to be set. This allows it to automatically adjust for problems with heat build up. The element heats up until it reaches the weld temperature, then is turned off. The jaws open once the cool temperature is reached, allowing the material being sealed to set properly before release.

The Star ARTICS controller takes the level of control even further. The heating element heats up to the weld temperature and holds the set temperature for a set time. It then cools the element to a temperature or time, dependent on application. There is also a preheat option so the machine heats the element to a set temperature when not in use. When fitted to a Medical Vacuum machine the ARTICS controller also controls the vacuum and gas flush times.

The Star Medical controller has the same features as the ARTICS controller, with the additional features of measuring and controlling the weld pressure, independent second temperature control (if a second element is used) and seal cycle data storage for upload to a computer. When fitted to the Medical Vacuum Sealer the Star Medical controller also measures and controls the vacuum and gas flush levels in mBar.
  Star Medical Sealer with ARTICS controls  
 
     
ARTICS control system
  Star MkVI Controller
Fitted as standard to most machines

Weld and cool timed to the nearest 1/10th of a second
Membrane keypad with LCD display and LED indicators
Keypad can be locked to prevent unauthorised alteration
Programmable heat compensation built in to reduce weld time during rapid and repeated operation
Built in adjustable jaws closing timeout alarm for operator safety
Coded error reporting on the display
Power to the elements and jaws closed actuator cut in any error state
     
MkVI C Controller
Optional on most machines

Weld and cool temperatures measured to the nearest 1°C
Membrane keypad with LCD display and LED indicators
Keypad can be locked to prevent unauthorised alteration
Automatically compensates for heat build up during rapid and repeated operation
Built in adjustable jaws closing timeout alarm for operator safety
Coded error reporting on the display
Power to the elements and jaws closed actuator cut in any error state
 
Mark VI Sealer
     
Mark VI Controller
  Star ARTICS Controller (Advanced Real Time Impulse Control System)
Optional on most machines

Weld and cool temperatures measured to the nearest 1°C and 1/10th of a second
Preheat temperature for the element when not in use
Membrane keypad with Multi Line LCD display and LED indicators
All settings protected with multi-level passwords
Alarms can be set for temperature deviation during the weld cycle
Built in adjustable jaws closing timeout alarm for operator safety
Timed vacuum and gas flush cycle on Medical Vacuum Sealer
Alphanumeric error reporting on the display with audible signal
Power to the elements and jaws closed actuator cut in any error state
Up to 10 preset programs can be stored with an alphanumeric name
Built in batch counter
     
Star Medical Controller
Optional on pneumatically operated machines

The Star Medical controller comes with all the features of the ARTICS controller plus:


Twin channel temperature control for a second element
Sealing pressure monitoring with alarm parameters
Weld pressure can be controlled electronically
Vacuum and gas flush level monitored in mBar
Seal cycle data recording and stored for upload onto a computer
 
Star Universal Controller
 
     
     
  Custom Medical and ARTICS sealers can be manufactured to meet your special requirements.
For more information visit our custom sealers page, or call us now on +44 (0)2392 582857.