Boosting Seal Strength and Package Integrity Testing
Witnessing a growing demand for testing precision and data collection and analysis capabilities, T.M. Electronics has developed the BT Integra-Pack Package Tester. The Integra-Pack is compliant with ASTM F2095, F1140, and F2054; ISO 11607; and the requirements of 21 CFR Part 11, reports the company. It will be on display in Booth 1588 at the upcoming MD&M West 2010 beginning February 9 in Anaheim.
The menu-driven, icon-based system offers speed and heightened sensitivity with a resolution of 0.001 psig. “It offers 20 times more resolution than that of earlier systems, and it allows users to capture finer data points, such as those associated with small leaks,” says Steve Franks of T.M. Electronics. “With its electronic input and output, we are bringing the tester into the 21st century.”
The instrument can integrate with user networks or data-handling system via multiple interfaces, including LAN, USB, and Flash. Users can add programming and move data easily. Virtually unlimited data storage is available through flash memory or external PC connectivity. “Its format is more like what companies are using today, and manufacturers can readily employ it for data collection and analysis,” Franks adds. “It should be particularly useful for contract packagers that are performing multiple tests per day.”
Automatic and high flow output allows testing of large porous packages. It can be programmed for four test modes including burst, creep, creep-to-failure, and pressure decay leak. Seal-strength testing applications include porous and nonporous materials, rigid or flexible, and open or sealed packages.