At WestPack, MHI to Provide Booth Visitors with Lifesize 3D Projections of Two Signature Blister Machines

The U.S. subsidiary of Maruho Co. Ltd, a Japanese healthcare company with subsidiaries in Europe and the U.S. – is inviting visitors to this year’s WestPack to take its featured machines home with them. Virtually, that is. Accessed through a simple smartphone app, vivid three-dimensional projections remain accessible well after the show.

The blister packaging equipment supplier will be showcasing two of its most popular machines, the EAGLE-Omni and EAGLE-Rx, at WestPack Booth #5358, April 12-14 in Anaheim, CA. In addition to live demonstrations of the physical machines, MHI will feature a special augmented reality station where attendees can view, interact with, and project each machine in full size.

In fact, the experience can last well beyond WestPack itself: The technology allows attendees to examine and interact with vivid, 3D projections of the machines at their individual facilities (or anywhere else), simply by accessing a smartphone app. A necessary invention developed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the protracted virtual showcase is designed to lead to more comprehensive, informed pre-purchasing decision-making for potential customers.

Measuring just over two meters in length and 1.6 meters tall, the reasonably compact EAGLE-Omni offers a format area of 150×95 mm, and a forming depth of 30mm (3cm) with an upgrade available to 40mm. Performing forming, sealing and punching operations at sequential stations, the versatile machine handles a wide range of forming materials – including PVC, PVDC, ACLAR, PP, PET and ALU – and all typical lidding substrates including ALU, paper, PVC, PET, and laminates.

Ideal for packaging development, materials testing and production, the EAGLE-Omni can produce up to 20 blisters per minute, and is suitable for packaging solids, powders, liquids or devices. Notably, the option of a 40mm forming depth makes it ideal for nutritional products larger than traditional tablets or capsules, such as gummies, devices and other delivery formats.

Meanwhile, MHI’s Eagle-Rx is a high-performance blister packaging machine capable of producing up to 200 blisters per minute at a format area of 90x130mm. Featuring a compact balcony design, the unit can be operated by a single person with no formal training required. The Eagle-Rx offers toolless, recipe-driven changeovers, making it ideal for efficiently alternating between multiple products with varying batch sizes. Its servo technology ensures repeatability and minimizes mechanical adjustments.

For both machines, a key differentiating benefit is the ease and expediency with which prototypes can be produced, thanks to MHI’s groundbreaking 3D-printed blister tool prototyping capabilities. For more information, visit

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