PakScan identifies leaks as small as 10µm in sachets, pouches, bags and MAP containing pharmaceutical and medical devices:
It pinpoints micro holes and weak seals in:
Non-porous single cavity packs such as sachets, pouches, bags and MAPs etc in flexible materials such as PVC, PVDC, Alu/Alu and Aclar
Packs which contain dry powder or a solid component with a head space inside the packs.
Simultaneously tests up to 4 packs measuring up to 275mm x 90mm x 50mm each. PakScan can also be customised for larger packs.
Non-destructive test reduces waste costs
Test multiple packs simultaneously
Identifies leaks from 10μm
Easily validated system
Drug stability testing in laboratories
R&D departments test materials to ensure the correct materials are used to protect new products from contamination by moisture, air and bacteria.
QA Testing of packaging processes
Build leak tests into the Quality Assurance procedures for your packaging line. Objective seal testing ensures the integrity of the packaging process.
Reduce production rejects
Minimise reject pouches and sachets and waste disposal created in pharmaceutical production and packaging facilities by carrying out leak testing more frequently. Earlier detection of a leak means line operators can troubleshoot the cause of a leak before a large volume of faulty packages are produced.
Non-destructive test generates less waste and bigger product yield
The non-contact method is clean and dry, unlike other destructive leak testing methods (eg Methylene Blue Dye Test), and does not destroy test product or packaging.
Tested product can be retrieved from faulty packs and repackaged.
Packs which pass the leak test can be put back onto the production line.
Accurate, validatable results for each pouch or sachet
Detects holes down to 10 microns.
Automatically stores product-specific data in pre-designated file locations. PakScan verifies the product to be tested before each cycle.
Totally objective results as no operator intervention is required
Pass or fail criteria can be set to the same micron level as your existing Methylene Blue Dye Test.
Result data is stored and can be printed or downloaded to other storage devices for further analysis.
Quicker troubleshooting for line set-up to reduce rejects
Fast test cycle means that leak testing can be carried out more frequently.
Earlier detection of leaks allows line operators to investigate the cause of the failed seal more quickly, so fewer faulty packs are produced on the line.
Easy to use
No special technical skills required.
Touch screen operator interface.
30 second product changeover.
- Pack type
- Sachets, pouches, bags and MAPs in flexible and non-porous materials
- Pack Dimensions
- 275mm x 90mm x 50mm (10.8" x 3.5" x 2") per pack.
(The system can be customised for larger packs.)
- Machine construction
- All product contact areas are constructed from stainless steel (grade 316) and are cGMP compliant.
- Operating speed
- Up to 4 cycles per minute
- Power supplies
- Electrical: 110/230V 1kva Single Phase
Air: 6 Bar
- Machine Dimensions
- 750mm (W)x 920mm (L)x 1740mm (H)
(29.2" x 36.2" x 68.5")
- Machine weight
- 200kg (441 lbs)
- Shipping weight
- 300kg (661lbs)
- Tooling changeover
- Approx. 3 minutes. A different product nest is required for each pack format.
- Measurement ranges
- Down to hole size of 10 micron
- Configuration options
- CD-Rom and DVD drive; ethernet; 2 x USB
- User Interfaces
- VGA LCD MMI colour wide angle touch screen display with virtual instruments
- System can be run in compliance with 21 CFR Part 11
- PakScan is supplied with a 12 month warranty. After this period we recommend the customer takes out a service agreement.