iS2 - The Intelligent Sealing Systems

An Advanced System for Validatable Heat Sealers

iS2 - Intelligent Sealing System

The iS2 (Intelligent Sealing System) is a control system for heat sealing equipment that offers pin-point digital control over time, temperature, and pressure, via touch screen interface.

The system is more than a digital control upgrade, it combines an advanced Siemens PLC and HMI with proprietary pneumatic and electrical components, to deliver temperature control within one degree, accurate sealing time with readings every millisecond. Additional conveniences such as recipe storage, operator locks, and graphs of time/temperature put iS2 enabled sealers in a class of their own.

The iS2 is customizable; IMPAK’s machinery specialists evaluate the needs of each customer to create a list of software features and components specific to their individual project.

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Available iS2 Interfaces

IMPAK currently uses 3 different Siemens HMIs with the iS2 System. The HMI used is determined by the size of machine; table top machines utilize the smaller touchpad HMI, whereas large frame machines utilize the touchscreen HMI. Read more about the benefits of the iS2 below.

Interface 1
Standard Touchpad

Our most used HMI for the iS2 System. Compact and compatible with small tabletop units. Stores 5 recipes.

Interface 2
Touchscreen

This mid-size HMI is a slight upgrade from the standard touchpad with fewer keys and more recipe storage; stores up to 100 recipes.

Interface 3
Advanced Touchscreen

A convenient 7" touchscreen HMI, compatible with large frame machines. Graphs time/temperature. Stores 500 recipes.

Functions of an iS2 System

label Convenient Control

Advanced Siemens HMIs with Settings, Auto and Manual Test Menus. Touchpad or Touchscreen operation.

label Temperature Accuracy

For legal reasons we claim “±3” degree temperature accuracy, but most tests show accuracy of ±1 degrees F. The system takes temperature readings every 1-2ms.

label Pressure Accuracy

Pressure control with 0.1PSI consistency and high tech proportional valve. Control high and low pressure from the HMI.

label Time Accuracy

Adjust seal time in 1/10 second increments directly from the HMI.

label Independent Thermocouples

Set independent thermocouple temperatures directly from the HMI.

label Recipe Storage

The iS2 allows a system operator to store specific seal recipes and even lock them for added protection.

  Touchpad Touchscreen Advanced Touchscreen
CPU CPU 212 CPU 215 CPU 215
Number of Recipes 5 100 500
USB Port 0 1 2
Pneumetic Proportional Valve check check check
Temperature Control Module check check check
Temperature Accuracy within ±3° F check check check
Vacuum Sensor   check check
Trend of Graph     check

Compatible Sealers

Almost any sealing equipment can be converted to the iS2 system, from tabletop units to large free-standing units, and even chamber vacuum sealers and tube sealers. Although most companies select new equipment manufactured by IMPAK, the company has integrated the iS2 system into equipment made by other manufacturers.

IMPAK has produced sealing equipment with the iS2 System on the following formats:

  • Tabletop Sealers (w/ and w/o vacuum)
  • Chamber Vacuum Sealers
  • Large Frame Sealers – Over 40” (horizontal & vertical units)
  • Tube Sealers

Learn more about the iS2-compatible units below.


Tabletop Sealers (with and without vacuum)

Tabletop units represent a large percentage of the demand for validatable sealing equipment. Pharmaceutical and medical device producers require the repeatable results offered by the system for validation purposes. For this reason, IMPAK offers readily-available tabletop equipment with the iS2 pre-installed and priced in. These units are available with 15”, 20” and 25” seal lengths. Stock units are seal-only, but vacuum units are available by order. Contact our team for custom units, and see our stock units here: iS2 Tabletop Sealer.

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Chamber Vacuum Sealers

iS2 chamber sealers offer a higher degree of control, as well as more convenient touchscreen interface, plus the option to store multiple recipes. The iS2 system does not come pre-installed on chamber vacuum sealers; this is an upgrade and begins with a call to our machinery specialists so they can assess your needs and offer a custom system. Generally, we suggest the iS2 system for 520 units and up and do not offer on smaller units unless by unique requirement. The upgrade pricing to the iS2 System will depend on your specific needs. Speak to a specialist today, and see the base-model chamber sealers, without iS2 upgrade here: Stock Chamber Sealers.

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IMPAK iS2 Validatable Chamber Sealer
iS2 Validatable Chamber Vacuum Sealer from IMPAK

Large Frame, Industrial-Grade Sealers (LFIG)

This category of large sealing equipment is often referred to as “LFIG” for “Large Frame Industrial Grade.” IMPAK defines “large frame” as free-standing units, with seal lengths of 36” and up. These units are offered in horizontal and vertical configurations and are custom built with available features such as vacuum and gas-flush options. LFIGs are built in the USA at IMPAK’s California facility, and as such, the iS2 System is installed standard on every unit. IMPAK’s machinery specialists will closely examine your challenge to deliver a sealing system to suit your needs. Options include 3rd-Party Certification, Explosion-Proof Builds, and much more. Learn more here: LFIG Sealers

Watch Video:
Horizontal Large Frame Sealer with Cut Wire (LFIG)

Tube Sealers

IMPAK offers a 30” pneumatic multi-tube sealer, item MSTSS760 (formerly TP-30), which can be upgraded to the iS2 system. The standard MSTSS760 has analog controls, whereas the upgraded unit features digital control and temperature accuracy within 2 degrees. Like all upgrades to the iS2, this is not simply a controller upgrade, it involves a range of enhanced components. See videos of the iS2 Pneumatic Tube Sealer below, and visit the base unit page here: MSTSS760 - Pneumatic 30" Tube Sealer

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IMPAK iS2 - Validatable Tube Sealer


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