Minimizing Package Failures through Test
Check for leaks and other problems with new time-saving models.
A new peel tester is designed for measuring the strength of seals of medical and pharmaceutical packaging. Consisting of the company's Model TSAH test stand, a choice of digital force gauges, film and paper grips, and an optional digital travel display, the instrument can be used on a bench or mounted to a wall. Mark-10 Corp., Hicksville, NY.
An instrument tests the seal integrity of blister packs, strip packs, pouches, sachets, and capped bottles and containers. The Leak Test Apparatus is designed to replace conventional systems that use a separate desiccator and a vacuum pump. Compact enough to save space in laboratories, the instrument is equipped with a monoblock diaphragm-type vacuum pump, a die-pressed polycarbonate vacuum desiccator, a vacuum gauge, an isolation valve to disconnect the vacuum source, and a 0-to-5minute timer for an automatic stop. Jicon Machines, Mumbai, India.
A pressure decay leak detector is available with new standard features designed to enhance operation and increase flexibility. The Sentinel C-20 Plus's Quik Test feature performs a reliable test in a cycle time that is 80% shorter than that of previous models. Test data storage for pressure loss value, process drift correction, calculated leak rate, and accept/reject results has been expanded from 100 to 500 parts. During test cycles pressure values are visible for plotting response curves. Multiple part holders and additional input and output signal options permit remote part-holder selection. Dc models carry the CE mark. Cincinnati Test Systems Inc., Village of Cleves, OH.
Offering operator-friendly inspection and validation, a turnkey system offers test sensitivity down to 1 µm. The P-325 system incorporates Self-Teach Learn software, which automatically sets the reject, pressure, and testing criteria from the initial test samples, reducing setup time and operator training time while maintaining accuracy and consistency. It uses a high-resolution differential vacuum transducer along with an absolute vacuum transducer to detect leaks. Packaging Technologies & Inspection LLC, Tuckahoe, NY.
A package tester evaluates flexible packages and provides real-time statistical analysis and quality control charts. Using pressurization or vacuuming techniques, the MDT-500C tester detects changes in pressure if air leaks into or out of a surrogate test chamber. Holes as small as 5 to 10 µm can be detected in preformed lidded trays, blister packs, or pouches of common materials, including films, foils, and laminates. A fixture for testing bottles enables the unit to detect pinholes as small as 10 µm in sealed bottles. In-process testing detects leakage from pinholes, cracks, and seal and channel leaks without disrupting the production process. The tester also offers graphic results of individual tests, as well as SQC analysis of up to 500 tests in the data log. TM Electronics Inc., Worcester, MA.
A multiple-purpose helium-and-hydrogen leak detector is designed for plug-and-play operation. The Alcatel ASM 142 offers ease of operation and a multitude of unique features, including a memorization command, a multicolor display, a voice synthesizer, and four levels of operator interface. Advanced technology withstands shocks and accidental air inrush. Technical training is available. Alcatel Vacuum Products Inc., Hingham, MA.