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Aug 2023

Technology Solutions for Automated Pouch Seal Inspection

Technology Solutions for Automated Pouch Seal Inspection

Automated pouch seal inspection is a technology-driven quality control process used to evaluate the integrity of seals on pouch packaging. It employs advanced machinery, sensors, and algorithms to detect and analyze seal defects, ensuring the quality, safety, and reliability of packaged products.

The purpose of automated pouch seal inspection is to identify and address any issues that may compromise the integrity of the seals. By automating the inspection process, manufacturers can achieve higher inspection speeds, greater accuracy, and improved overall efficiency compared to manual inspection methods. By implementing automated pouch seal inspection, manufacturers can improve their quality control processes, minimize the risk of product defects, and enhance customer satisfaction. The technology allows for increased inspection throughput, reduced labor costs, and the ability to detect even subtle seal defects that may be missed by manual inspection methods. Read on to learn more about the automated pouch seal inspection techniques offered by PTI.

Seal-Sensor Technology

Seal-Sensor™ is an airborne ultrasonic technique that inspects the final pouch seal 100% online non-destructively. The Seal-Sensor is an accurate, quantitative, fast and reliable method of testing pouch seals for defects. The Seal-Sensor detects incomplete seals, partial or weak areas of seals, and many other common defects in seals that appear visually acceptable but affect product quality, value and shelf life. In less than a second, a single linear scan (L-scan) of the pouch seal provides a pass/fail result and quantitative, traceable data.

Benefits of Seal-Sensor Technology

  • Deterministic inspection method producing quantitative results.
  • Non-destructive, non-invasive, no sample preparation.
  • Works for any material and combinations, regardless of color, transparency, print, surface finish and porosity.
  • Can be integrated for 100% online defect detection of the final pouch seal.
  • Repeatable and reliable results.
  • Eliminates subjective, manual vision inspection methods.
  • Economical, cost-effective solution for seal integrity testing of the final pouch seal.

VeriPac LPX Technology

Based on decades of consistent performance in the pharmaceutical, biologics, and medical device sectors, VeriPac vacuum decay technology has been proven to be the most sensitive and reliable vacuum-based leak testing method available. It is a fully automated package quality inspection system for 100% inline testing. The LPX enables enhanced automated testing that offers a high degree of confidence in the efficiency of the packaging procedure. The LPX is an effective and reliable solution that enables process-related quality issues to be identified and resolved as soon as possible.

The VeriPac LPX has a dynamic robotic design that is adjusted to your production needs. To fulfill the demands of a manufacturing line, the LPX Series offers modular, scalable solutions. With the help of this flexible platform, a range of package forms may be reliably tested. Flexible packaging, rigid containers, and parenteral pharmaceuticals are some of the applications of LPX automation.

Benefits of VeriPac LPX Technology

  • Automated testing enables the highest level of container quality assurance.
  • Deterministic, quantitative test method.
  • ASTM Test Method F2338 and FDA standard, ISO 11607.
  • Highly accurate test results - low false positives and false negatives.
  • Non-destructive, non-subjective, no sample preparation.
  • Pick-and-Place option back into the production line.
  • Auto reject option of defects removed from the production line.
  • USP <1207> compliant.

Automated pouch seal inspection relies on various technologies to ensure the quality and integrity of pouch seals. Manufacturers can achieve comprehensive and reliable pouch seal inspection, ensuring product quality and customer safety. The specific technologies employed may vary depending on the industry, application, and quality standards. Automated pouch seal inspection plays a crucial role in maintaining the integrity of packaged products and preventing issues such as leaks, contamination, or compromised freshness.

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