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AIPAK Deblistering Machine

AIPAK deblister machine is an automatic tablet peeling/stripping machine for recovering medicine in the defective aluminum-plastic blister packaging medicine plate. All AIPAK deblistering machine adopts 304 stainless steel shells, micro motor, primary reducer, roller combinations, guide plate combinations, and particle retaining rubber plates, and are equipped with an electrical braking switch and lock breaking switch. The micro motor plus a primary reducer drives a group of rollers simulating the action of manual stripping tablets to peel the aluminum-plastic blister plate of the whole plate from the defective packaging plate and collect the drug particles and the packaging separately through the guide plate and particle retaining rubber plate.

All AIPAK debilitating machines are suitable for all Aluminum-Plastic Packaging, Aluminum-Aluminum Packaging, Aluminum-Plastic-Aluminum Packaging, Aluminum-Plastic-Aluminum Packaging, Capsules, Soft Capsules, Confections, etc.


AIPAK Deblistering Machines

APK-DM80 High Speed Tablet/Capsule Deblistering Machine

AIPAK model APK-DM80 deblister machine is a specialized machine, which is used to dispart the packed material (capsule, tablets, etc.) from PVC and aluminum foil of the blister package. This deblister machine adopts manual-type feeding material. This machine has the features of fast breed changing, automatic dispart board, and packed material, runs safely and reliably. This deblister machine doesn’t need to change mold and can adapt to more different shapes of aluminum-plastic plates. Design of GMP.

Reliable operation

Reasonable design

Easy to use and safe

APK-DM120 Pill Tablet Deblistering Machine for Capsule Tablet Recycle

AIPAK APK-DM120 deblister machine is a specialized machine, that is used to dispart the packed material (capsule, tablet, etc.) from the PVC and aluminum foil of the blister package. This deblister machine has the features of fast in-breed change, automatic dispart board and packed material, running safely and reliably, and is suitable for more shapes of aluminum-plastic board. Its design meets with GMP.

Simple structure

Easy to operate

High efficiency

APK-DM120A Pharmaceutical Aluminum plastic Capsule Deblister Machine

AIPAK APK-DM120ADrug Deblister Machine is applied to eliminate and recycle capsules, tablets, sugar-coated tablet and so on. To solve the plate finished product capsule, tablet, sugar pill, and the separation of aluminum-plastic plate, to reduce the labor strength and improve the working efficiency. Make the whole recycling process more standard, simplified, greatly improve production efficiency.

Operation without dust

Convenient to handle

Adjustable-speed function

APK-DM130 Automatic Pharmaceutical Equipment Aluminum plastic Deblister Machine

AIPAK APK-DM130 automatic pharmaceutical deblistering machine is suitable for recovering unqualified blister packs products such as capsules, tablets, soft gels, candies or other similar products. .

In order to reduce the labor force for Alu/Pvc plate recycling .Our model APK-DM130 deblistering machine could recycling job, it take the whole recycle process more easy and normative ,and highly improve the production efficiency.

Automatic feeding

Ensure security

Easier than semi automatic feeding

APK-DM160 High Speed Pill Tablet Capsule Blister Packing Rejector/Deblister Machine

AIPAK APK-DM160 blister packing rejector/deblister machine is an automatic tablet picking (stripping) machine for recovering drugs from the packaging board of aluminum plastic foam covered with defects. The deblister machine is composed of 304 grade stainless steel shell, micro motor, primary reducer, roller combination, guide plate combination particle rubber plate sequential connection, equipped with electrical brake switch and lock switch.

Lower cost in power

Lighter in weight

Smaller in size

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The Buyer's Guide

Deblistering Machine:The Ultimate Buying Guide in 2024

The expanding necessity for manufacturing output of the global pharmaceutical packaging sector has influenced a strong demand for deblistering machines and an ideal packaging solution.
A deblistering machine, also known as a press-out machine is preferred to run a faster manufacturing process.

Deblistering machines significantly reduce labor costs, unnecessary wastage, and the fast recovery of valuable products thus you can re-pack again efficiently.

The need for highly advanced deblistering machines to attain safe and secure tablets and capsules from blister packaging has considerably surged in the past few years. Moreover, it is also projected to remain higher through the forecast period.

In this blog, we’ll discuss the working principle of deblistering machine, their key components, and classifications that will guide you in selecting the right choice for your business.

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    1. What is deblistering?

    During packaging procedures, most often blister packs are rejected due to missing tablets or capsules in their pockets or incorrect batch coding and inventory modifications. For this, you are required to exert minimal pressure in extracting tablets or capsules to ensure foil pieces do not detach from blisters and the product is safe from damage. The entire process is known as ‘deblistering.


    Capsules Deblistering

    2. What is a deblistering machine?

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    AIPAK APK-DM80 deblistering machine

    A deblistering or press-out machine is a capsule or tablet-emptying machine that has extensive lists of applications from various fields. Tablet deblistering machine offers fast and efficient recovery of valuable products from various types of rejected blister packs.

    A deblistering machine is an auxiliary device of a blister machine with an adjustable mechanism employed for various blister shapes without the need to replace any component of the machine.
    The deblistering machine enables reworking the blister pack with highly preserved hygiene. Therefore, the entire process of deblistering tablets assures the slightest downtime. Deblistering machines exert accurate pressure which ensures a sophisticated way of detaching foil pieces from blister with zero loss to valuable goods.

    3. What is the working principle of the deblistering machine?

    The working principle of the deblistering machine is based on automatically feeding a blister pack card onto a series of rollers.

    working principle of the deblistering machine

    So, these assigned rollers are filled with blister cards, and a series of blades cut the sealing material sophisticatedly.
    A sealing material such as aluminum foil or paper-backed- aluminum is removed allowing valuable products to be emptied.
    Also, the subsequent roller then presses the drug products into a ‘collection bin’ with simultaneous waste material into a ‘waste bin’. In this way, it will keep any valuable product separate from the waste bin.
    There are various customized sets of rollers equipped with a de-blistering machine that enables the deblistering process efficient for different blister cards and various packaging lines.

    4. What are the advanced features of the deblistering machine?

    The prime features of the deblistering machine are as follows:

    Deblistering of Child-Resistant Blisters

    A deblistering machine efficiently deblistered all child-resistant deblister included in different formats such as curved, peelable, alu-alu products, etc.

    Deblistering of Child-Resistant Blisters

    Fastest Recovery of Medicinal Goods

    Deblistering machines facilitate fast as well as automatic outcomes in no time. The number of deblistered tablets pack depends upon the type of deblistering machine such as manual or automatic.

    No Chances of De-Foiled Particles

    A wonderful feature of the deblistering machine is to protect the mixing of the de-foiled material into medicine.

    No Chances of De-Foiled Particles

    De-foiled Blister Strips

    Safe to Use

    A deblistering machine is a safe and health-protective machine that ensures safety against developing blisters on fingers, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, or Repetitive Strain Injury.

    Well-Constructed Machine

    This is a well-constructed machine made up of stainless steel. Furthermore, this is an easy-to-adjust machine with a stable structure that recovers untouched valuable products with 100% adulterant-free.

    5. What are the key components of a deblistering machine?

    The parts of pharmaceutical deblistering machines are as follows:

    • A Deblistering Handle (For manual operating machines)
    • Fork Assembly
    • Guide Plates
    • Feed Guide Slot
    • Foil Catcher tray
    • Mesh Insert Tray
    • Medication or Med tray

    Deblistering Handle

    A manual deblistering machine is accompanied by a handle that is attached to the right side of the deblistering machine. The handle allows a force on the blister pack card by the set of rollers for convenient extraction of tablets or capsules. The handle of the deblistering machine is absent in automatic and semi-automatic deblistering machines. A moving handle has controllable applied pressure.

    Manual Deblistering Machine

    Manual Deblistering Machine

    Fork Assembly

    Medication strips that have to deblistered are placed on the fork assembly horizontally or vertically.  The operator must decide which orientation is suitable for tablets to be deblistered.
    Forks can be adjustable by using a fork knob. A fork assembly is mainly used for the calibration of the deblistering machine.

    Guide Plate

    A deblistering machine is comprised of guide plates (Left-hand side and Right-hand side). The guide plates help in the tightening and adjustment of the blister pack to be treated.

    Guide Plate

    Feed Guide Slot

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    A rotatable feed guide slot conveniently enables blister strips to be deblistered from the medication strip. Insertion of tablets into feed guide slot can be done by hand in manual deblistering machines.

    Rollers of Deblistering Machine

    There are two sets of rollers accompanied by a deblistering machine. A top roller allows the blister to pack in and squeezes the medication out of their pockets between the lower rollers.
    Rollers of deblistering machines ease the squeezing of the blister pack to press out the tablets or capsules from sealings and separate the foil into a collection bin.

    Rollers of Deblistering Machine

    Rollers of Deblistering Machine

    Debliserting of Tablet Strip

    Debliserting of Tablet Strip

    Foil Catcher Tray

    This is an optional component of the de-blistering machine that prevents de-foiled blisters into the medication tray.

    Foil Catcher Tray

    Mesh-Insert Tray

    A mesh insert tray is constructed to remove any foil fragment that may be generated from the de-blistering of strips. A mesh insert tray minimizes the chances of product adulteration due to the presence of foil fragments.

    Mesh-Insert Tray

    Med Tray

    A medication or med tray is inserted into the unit to collect the deblistered products. This is also known as a collection box. A med tray is facilitated with a flag that is designed to be placed over a med tray. The purpose of a supplied flag is to prevent the dropping of tablets if a med tray is removed.

    Med Tray

    Touch Screen Interface

    The deblistering machine is equipped with a touch screen HMI system mounted on equipment which allows smoothing feeding of instructions, visualizing and controls the overall setting of the process.

    Touch Screen Interface

    Touch Screen Interface

    6. What are the prime advantages of deblistering machines?

    The benefits of deblistering machines are as follows:

    User Friendly

    User Friendly

    A deblistering machine is a simple, fast, accurate, and safe operating device that can be set up in one to two minutes to allow quick release of deblistering products. This machine looks very simple but it does provide a lot of satisfactory services with reduced downtime.

    Stainless Steel Work Unit

    From automatic to manual deblistering machine is available in cGMP-compliant stainless steel with specified inbuilt drawers for recovery of products and separated containers. Hence there is no possibility of developing cross-contamination into the collection tray, med tray, etc. Furthermore, it is a more hygienic way of deblistering tablets instead of manual emptying.


    Deblistering machines can efficiently deblister value products in no time. You just need to place the blister pack into the magazine and run the machine to achieve the deblistering of products with variable speed. For instance, 30 packs/minute to 60 packs/minute depends upon the type of deblistering machine.

    Prevent Damage to Products

    Prevent Damage to Products

    A deblistering machine is an ideal device for deblistering products with ease as it applies minimal pressure for extracting tablets or capsules hence preventing unwanted product damage.

    No Chances of Injury

    Deblistering machine is safe and healthy to use as it is constructed in such a way that enables maximum protection to the user. For instance, blisters on fingers, strains, or Carpel Tunnel Syndrome.

    No Chances of Injury

    7. Why do you need a deblistering machine?

    There are several reasons behind the need for tablet deblistering machines from their blister pack. For instance, deblistering machines for pharmacy, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, or herbal industries is a prime tool to recover valuable products.
    Discussed below are the most common reasons for the need for deblistering machines.

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    Deblistering Machine

    Deblistering Machine for Pharmacy

    In pharmacy, a deblistering of bulk-supplied products is common in day-to-day practice. Deblistering tablets, capsules, and soft gel dosage forms are required to be dispensed for an individual patient in healthcare facilities such as hospitals, clinics, or nursing homes. The entire process can be time-consuming in manual deblistering thereby deblistering machines are of prime importance to running internal pharmacy setup swiftly. In pharmacy practice refilling medicines cartridges for daily dispensing is necessary. This job is perfectly done automatically or manually by a deblistering machine.

    Deblistering Machine for Pharmacy

    Deblister Tablet in Pharmacy

    Physical and Chemical Stability Testing

    Before marketing any drug product, stability testing is mandatory. Stability assessment demonstrates a physical and chemical variation of a drug product over a period examined under the influence of environmental factors such as temperature, light, and humidity. Thus, for this purpose, deblistering of products is required to assess the stability of products that can extract valuable drug products safely.

    Physical and Chemical Stability Testing

    Deblistering Machine for Nutraceuticals

    The nutraceuticals industry is the fastest-growing market across the globe. To serve nutraceutical products, manufacturers believe in dispensing either in bottles, blister packs stick packs, etc. Any fluctuation in packaging missing any product item or rejection of the entire batch may need a tablet deblistering machine to facilitate the emptying of the blister pack and re-packaging the content in a specified format.

    Deblistering Machine for Nutraceuticals

    Deblistering of Nutraceutical Items

    Research and Clinical Packaging

    Investigational and clinical trial packaging specialist uses deblistering machines to deblister tablets or encapsulated products for comparative studies between controlled and test products. These deblistered products can be re-packed to assess double-blinded studies of clinical trials.

    Applications of Deblistering Machine in Research Areas

    Applications of Deblistering Machines in Research Areas

    Deblistering Machines in Pharmaceutical Industries

    The pharmaceutical industry has increased emphasis on the quality packaging of manufactured products. Deblistering machines have significantly expanded the efficiency of the packaging unit in pharma companies. Because of the blister packing process, many blister packs are rejected due to incorrect labeling, code, missing pockets abrupt sealing, etc. However, you cannot discard the whole strip comprised of valuable products.
    Tablet deblistering machines are highly utilized to recover products from push-through blister packs and re-package according to the assigned protocol to boost the yield and shorten the wastage cost.

    Deblistering Machine in Pharmaceutical Industries

    Deblistering Machines in Pharmaceutical Industries

    8. What is the operational procedure for deblistering machines?

    Pre-Operational Step

    Before starting the process, clean the unit thoroughly with Isopropyl alcohol and ensure the unit dries completely before the assembly setting.

    Pre-Operational Step

    For a manual deblistering machine, the handle needs to be attached to the right-hand side of the machine.

    Tight the screw of the handle using an Allen key.

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    Attach the foil catcher tray on the left-hand side of the unit while fixing it with the supplied knob.

    Place the foil fragment tray.

    Place the med tray into the unit in the flat position. The purpose of the med tray is to collect deblistered tablets. The Med tray is placed just below the foil catcher that prevents falling of empty deblistered strips into a med tray.

    Operational Steps

    After assembling the unit, medications that need to be deblistered are allowed to run on deblistering machines.

    The only operator with proper operating knowledge and training should be allowed to operate the deblistering machine. As deblistering is a simple and easy machine but minor errors will result in unsatisfactory performance. Therefore, you need to follow proper operating instructions.

    For manual and automatic deblistering machines medications that need to be deblistered should be fed by the operator.

    Operational Steps

    Switch ‘ON ‘the machine and the indicating lamp will glow.

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    Then press the green light.

    Observe the rotation of the roller/shaft.

    Set both plate guides according to the width of the tablet strip.

    As the strip moves, the deblistering process continues.

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    Deblistered tablet drops in the collecting tray and de-foiled blister gets collected in the waste bin.


    Once the deblistering of medications is completed, pull out the medication tray from the unit.

    Shake the med tray to remove any foil fragments left in the medicines.

    Now place medications into a suitable container.

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    A desiccant is recommended to be placed inside the container to minimize the moisture content.

    9. Do you know the different types of deblistering machines?

    In the current competitive era of pharmaceutical drug development, every global pharmaceutical company has been looking for a considerable demand for the fastest manufacturing and packaging processes. In the same way, the rising demand for deblistering machines has also driven significant innovation in domestic, hospitals, pharmaceuticals, and other sectors.
    That’s why deblistering machine is mainly classified into many types such as

    • Manual deblistering machine (Personal and Professional use)
    • Semi-automatic deblistering machine
    • Automatic deblistering machine

    1- Manual Deblistering Machine (Personal and Professional use)

    A manual deblistering machine is designed for two main purposes a) personal use, b) professional use

    A) Personal-Manual Deblistering Machine

    A personal manual deblistering machine is specifically designed for elderly and less dexterous individuals. This tablet deblistering machine assists them in extracting tablets, capsules, or soft gel blister packs at home.

    Personal-Manual Deblistering Machine

    To operate this machine, you just require simply pushing of device. This portable machine is made up of stainless steel which is safe and easy to use.

    B) Professional- Manual Deblistering Machine

    This is the quickest and easiest well-structured deblistering machine specifically constructed to reduce the time-consuming process of deblistering tablets in pharmacy. Thus,

    Professional- Manual Deblistering Machine

    this compact tabletop deblistering machine not only minimizes the risk of potential for injuries but also sets up a quick method for emptying blister packs for a variety of medicines. The average quantity of deblistering tablets ranges from 200-300 capsules or tablets/ minutes.

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    Manual Deblistering Machine

    This machine is also easy to use but requires proper training and guidance before operating the machine. This machine has vast applications, especially in small-scale production, quality control, clinical, and hospital pharmacy.

    2- Semi-Automatic Deblistering Machine

    A semi-automatic deblistering machine is a small piece of equipment with advanced operating methodology. This machine is generally developed for emptying small batches of blistering packs. The working principle is based on the electric detector, which detects the blister pack in its assigned position which leads to activating the set of rollers with the help of automatic sensors of the deblistering machine.

    Semi-Automatic Deblistering Machine

    Semi-Automatic Deblistering Machine

    This entire automatic process is driven by an electrical motor.  In comparison to manual deblistering machines, semi-automatic deblistering machine offers extensive deblistering of tablets up to 30 packs/minute. Oral medications can be manually fed to achieve smooth and safe recovery of medication without any damage and cross-contamination to valuable goods.

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    Semi-Automatic Deblistering Machine- Picture Courtesy- CphiOnline

    A semi-automatic deblistering machine is mainly employed in homeopathic, dental, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, and healthcare setups.

    3- Automatic Deblistering Machine

    The automatic deblister machine is an exceedingly sophisticated system comprised of a well-equipped feeding space where manually placing the blistering pack takes place. Furthermore, the automatic deblistering of tablets or capsules takes place by a set of rollers driven with the help of a detector, sensor, electrical motor, and PLC control system.

    The blister pack containing a tablet, or capsules is gently pressed out of the blister pockets and collected in a separate container away from the waste bin.

    Automatic deblister machine is applicable on medium to large-scale production units of pharmaceutical, hospital pharmacy, and other manufacturing setups.

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    Automatic Deblistering Machine

    This machine is fast-running equipment that can be operated to attain deblistering of tablets up to 60 packs/ minute.  Thus, recycled medications can be immediately fed back for packing if required.
    This machine is suitable for extracting out tablets or capsules packed in push-through, linear, and multi-product blister formats. Because this machine can be perfectly adjusted to deal with various blister pack layouts. You can easily adjust the rollers set according to material types and hardness of the blister pack

    hardness of blister pack

    Deblistering Process- A deblistering machine

    For an automatic deblistering machine, you do not need to set up an assembly unit for multi-blistered products. Furthermore, using touch screen HMI can facilitate the configuration of the setup, visualization of process, acceleration, and type of blister pack to be treated, etc.

    The automatic deblistering machine is a well-acknowledged and modernized tool that is designed with stainless steel; hence it is safe to use, and easy to clean without any chances of errors or cross-contamination.

    10. Is the deblistering machine suitable for a child-resistant blister pack?

    A child-resistant blister packaging is different from the usual blister packaging. For instance, the design of blister packing is done in such a way that facilitates safety, security, and convenience to protect the medication from access to the child. Normally children do not push tablets though dig them using little fingers. Thus, the blister pack is done using multilaminate layers that are difficult to open.

    child-resistant blister pack

    The deblistering machine is designed with sophisticated cutting technology which is ideal for all types of blister packing. For instance, Peelable, alu-alu, or child-resistant blister pack. The working principle for emptying the blister pack is done by a gentle partial cutting of foil around the pocket of the tablet followed by pressing out of the product. This minimizes the strain on fragile or valuable medicinal products as well as prevents the chances of mixing foil remnants during the emptying process.

    11. Can the deblistering machine work on curled blisters?

    An automatic deblistering machine can negate the effects of curled blistering tablets in the feeding system. However, in the case of badly curled blistered tablets machines cannot detect and operate the process.

    12. What should you do if medication is not deblistered correctly?

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    Incorrect deblistering of tablets or capsules can occur using a manual deblistering machine. This is recommended: 

    • To check the calibration of the fork, alignment of the rollers as well as medications foil with left- and right-hand guide assembly carefully.
    • Furthermore, check the medication strip that must be vertically going through the unit after deblistering.
    • You may need to correct the pressure bar assembly properly. Reverse the medication pack and restart the process to deblister again.
    • It is recommended to use the different orientations of the medication pack to be deblistered such as horizontal position rather than vertical.
    • It is also recommended to cut the blister pack before introducing it into the deblistering machine.
    • If calibration of the deblistering machine is not done properly then the deblistering content may become slightly chipped and crushed by the unit. For this, recalibration of the unit is required for medication before continuing the further deblistering process. Moreover, the unit must be swiped off any debris that has lodged in the extractor.

    13. What do you know about the conformity assessment of the deblistering machine?

    The conformity testing of deblistering machines determines their technical and service parameters that comply with international quality standards. For instance:

    cGMP- Compliant:
    Deblistering machines offer high safety standards and are the most demandable tool for the deblistering process. The entire structure of the deblistering machine is made of stainless steel, therefore it offers a high degree of hygiene, and sterilization that diminishes the risk of developing microbial growth or cross-contamination.

    conformity assessment


    A deblistering machine is CE certified machine that ensures the working procedure of this machine meets all required quality standards for safety and health.


    The deblistering machine is CCC CCC-approved machine that ensures all electrical components of this machine are safe and secure for the consumers.


    Growing emphasis on clinical, pharmacy, research, and development units of the pharmaceutical industry has anticipated boosting demand for innovative deblistering machines.

    Automatic and semi-automatic deblistering machines have allowed eminent customization according to consumer requirements.

    Furthermore, the emergence of the surprising COVID-19 pandemic also opened an extensive horizon of opportunities for deblistering machine manufacturers in the market. Hence, deblistering machine provides a high degree of automation for the pharmaceutical industry and associated areas to treat blister pack products.


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