Tablets & Capsules


Inspection Technologies for Tablets & Capsules Packaging

Non-destructive seal and leak testing equipment for Tablets & Capsules in multi-cavity blister packs, sachets, and induction sealed bottles

VeriPac UBV

Non-destructive package testing of multi-cavity blisters – completely tool-less for different blister formats

Blister packaging is one of the most practical and convenient packaging formats for tablets and capsules. Blister packaging is specifically used for tablets and capsules to pack them in a convenient and controlled way for easy patient use.  

Blister packagings are designed for long and temper proof shelf life by eliminating moisture ingress and contamination. In today’s drug delivery systems where certain drugs are extremely sensitive to moisture and Oxygen, it is critical to ensure the package integrity of blister packs to ensure that product quality is not compromised.

Vacuum decay is a non-destructive container closure integrity testing method for blister packaging. PTI offers two technologies for integrity testing of multi-cavity blister packaging. 

The VeriPac Universal Blister Verification (UBV) Leak Detection System is a deterministic non-destructive technology designed specifically for multi-cavity blister packs. The VeriPac UBV utilizes volumetric imaging under vacuum to detect the presence and location of leaks.

It’s a rapid test requiring no changeover or sample preparation. Operators simply place the blister pack on the inspection station and press the START button. Within seconds, the operator sees a definitive pass/fail result, along with a quantitative measurement reading. The location of the defective cavity is presented to the operator with an image of the tested package. The small footprint kiosk design is ideal for positioning next to any production line. The clean and simple test approach makes it cleanroom compatible. The intuitive and simple method makes it a practical solution giving rapid feedback to production line operators. 

The UBV technology is unique in that it can provide rapid detection of defects as small as 10 microns with a fast test time, averaging 10-30 seconds depending on blister cavity volume. The test system requires no tools or test parameter changes for different blister formats. This technology is particularly advantageous for small to tiny blister cavities that are notoriously difficult to detect with a standard vacuum system due to the very low headspace.

Benefits

  • Non-destructive technology
  • Accurate and repeatable results
  • Pass/fail results backed by quantitative test data
  • Completely tool-less with no changeover to test different blister formats
  • Identifies which cavity is defective
  • Eliminates destructive, subjective testing methods

Inspection Criteria

  • Leak detection and seal integrity testing of entire package
  • Test sensitivity down to 10 microns

 

VeriPac 410 for All Low Headspace Packaging

The VeriPac 410 inspection system offers non-destructive seal and leak detection for blister packs, sachets, and pouches with low headspace (suture packs, transdermal product packaging).

  • Applications include blisters, sachets, transdermal patch packaging, suture packs
  • Vacuum decay and force decay measurement technology

Multi-cavity blister packs and low headspace 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 force decay 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 the 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
  • Simplifies the inspection and validation process
  • Supports sustainable packaging initiatives
  • ASTM test method and FDA standard
  • Cost-effective with a rapid return on investment

Inspection Criteria

  • Leak detection and seal integrity testing of the entire package
  • Test sensitivity down to 15 microns

VeriPac 400 Series Non-destructive Vacuum Decay Technology for Induction Sealed Bottles

VeriPac systems can be easily integrated into the packaging process to improve quality, reduce waste, and provide operators with a clear understanding of package quality. Evaluate and analyze package integrity with precision and repeatability. VeriPac test systems are non-destructive, non-subjective and require no sample preparation. Test chambers are designed according to the package/container specification.

Benefits

  • Deterministic, quantitative test method
  • Defect detection down to 0.2 ccm
  • Highest level of repeatability and accuracy
  • Cost-effective with a rapid return on investment
  • Simplifies the inspection and validation process
  • Results have proven superior to dye ingress
  • ASTM test method and FDA standard
  • USP <1207> Compliant

Inspection Criteria

  • Measures seal integrity of the entire container or package
  • Measures and verifies container closure integrity
 
 
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