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PakScan is a non-destructive, multi-product leak detection machine for pouches, sachets and flexible packaging.

Using force decay technology, PakScan offers a clean and dry leak detection solution for modern manufacturers and packaging companies that pack dry product in pouches, sachets, MAP and other non-porous flexible packaging including PVC, PVDC, Alu/Alu and Aclar.

The system can detect leaks as small as 10μm* in 1 up to 10 packs* simultaneously and provides an objective pass/fail result. Data can be stored and exported for audit purposes. The system is capable of handling packages up to 275mm x 90mm x 45mm and can be customised to accommodate larger packs.*

* Pack & material dependent

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Features

  • Non-destructive seal integrity and leak detection device that uses force decay technology to detect weak seals and holes down to 10µm*
  • Can test up to 4 packs simultaneously as standard (5 & 6 pack options available)
  • Capable of handling dry, non-porous packages up to 275mm x 90mm x 45mm
  • User defined password protection ensuring multiple operator use
  • Easily validated system
  • Repeatable test with objective pass/fail results
  • Test results can be printed, exported via USB (2x) or integrated into local quality control system via Ethernet cable
  • Active Directory and OPC connectivity available on request
  • Pack Type
    Sachets, pouches, bags and MAP (flexible, non-porous materials)
  • Pack Size
    275mm x 90mm x 45mm per pack. (The system can be customised for larger packs.)
  • Test Cycle Time
    From 20 secs.
  • Measurement Ranges
    Down to hole size of 10 micron
  • Operation
    Semi–automatic
  • Machine Construction
    All product contact areas are constructed from stainless steel (grade 316) and are cGMP compliant.
  • Utilities
    Electrical: 110/230V Single Phase AC 50/60Hz Consumption / Air: 6 Bar
  • Configuration Options
    2x USB Ports, 1x Ethernet Port
  • User Interfaces
    VGA LCD colour wide angle touch screen (12.1 inch) display with virtual instruments (800x 600 resolution)
  • Tooling Changeover
    Approx. 3 minutes
  • Audit Compliance
    System can be run in compliance with 21 CFR Part 11
  • Machine Dimensions
    740mm (L) x 640mm (W) x 1655mm (H)
  • Machine Weight
    150kg
  • Shipping Weight
    250kg
  • Warranty
    PakScan is supplied with a 12-month warranty. After this period, we recommend the customer takes out a service agreement.

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 destructive leak testing methods (e.g. 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, validated 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.

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