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Blister, Sachet & Low Headspace Package Leak Detection 

The VeriPac 410 inspection system offers non-destructive seal and leak detection for blister packs, sachets, and pouches with low headspace.

Multi-cavity blister packs and low head space packaging use a variety of test methods to determine package integrity, with most being destructive, subjective, and unreliable.

The VeriPac 410 utilizes a combination of vacuum decay technology and differential force measurement to identify defective packages. Multiple packages can be tested in a single test cycle, and the 410 identifies which package or cavity is defective. Test results are quantitative and provide operators with a definitive pass/fail, eliminating the subjective and destructive nature of current test methods.

Package quality assurance is achieved by deploying accurate, reliable non-destructive inspection methods, removing subjectivity from the testing process while reducing waste. The VeriPac 410 allows tested product to be returned to the production line and eliminates the significant costs and waste associated with destructive leak test methods.

Benefits

  • Non-destructive, non-invasive, no sample preparation
  • Accurate and repeatable results
  • Test multiple packages in a single test cycle
  • Identifies which package is defective
  • Features tool-less operation for different format blister formats – fast changeover with no charge parts needed
  • Simplifies the inspection and validation process
  • Supports sustainable packaging initiatives
  • ASTM test method and FDA standard
  • Cost effective with rapid return on investment

Inspection Criteria

  • Leak detection and seal integrity testing of entire package
  • Test sensitivity down to 15 microns
SPECIFICATIONS
Application Non-destructive leak detection of blister packs, sachets and pouches with low headspace with defect profile typically >15 microns
Package Type
  • Blister packs
  • Sachets
  • Pouches with low headspace (e.g. suture packs, transdermal patch packaging)
Package Materials Non-porous materials: foil, plastic, poly, film, Aluminum, paper
Offline or Online Offline lab instrument
Test Method*
  • Absolute vacuum transducer
  • Pressure plate
Technology Vacuum Decay and differential force measurement
Operator Interface 10" color touch screen
Test Parameter Storage Up to 20 packages
Test Result Data Pass/Fail Result in mBar units
Test Sensitivity 2 ccm (approximate hole size 15 microns)
Security Password Yes
Remote Internet Access Yes
Data Collection View on touch screen and electronic data log collection
Test Chamber Test drawer configuration
ASTM Test Method ASTM F2338-09**
Test Instrument Enclosure Stainless steel
Test Dimensions/Weight 14.5" W x 22" D x 12" H/35 lbs.
Test Drawer Footprint 17" W x 21" D
Power 100-240 VAC; 50/60 Cycles
Air 90 psi
Options
  • Microcalibrator Flowmeter
  • Validation Qualification Package (IQ/OQ/PQ)
* U.S. Patent Pending
**ASTM Test Method F2338-09 - www.astm.org based on VeriPac leak testers.
Test results may vary according to application and package specifications.

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