In-line leak tester finds all faults

Sepha will reveal its latest development, Oracle, which is said to be the first in-line leak tester to simultaneously detect pinholes/gross holes, weak seals and capillaries in pharmaceutical blister packs. The unit inspects up to 300 sealed blisters per minute, per lane, giving pass/fail results for each blister pocket.

Sepha will reveal its latest development, Oracle, which is said to be the first in-line leak tester to simultaneously detect pinholes/gross holes, weak seals and capillaries in pharmaceutical blister packs. The unit inspects up to 300 sealed blisters per minute, per lane, giving pass/fail results for each blister pocket.

This automatic system is claimed to be the first to achieve 100% testing of thermoformed or cold-formed blisters for all three package defects, and thus represents a breakthrough for pharmaceutical QA departments looking for an integrated early warning system of quality failures in blister packs.

A 'fail' result is shown on screen for blisters with imperfections as small as 5µm in their lidding foil or forming materials. Oracle identifies the position of pinholes, partial capillaries and continuous path leaks from the blister pocket to the edge of the blister pack. The system can even inspect finished cold-form blisters, previously considered unsuitable for in-line testing. Existing systems can identify pinholes in lidding foil using optical systems, but cannot check quality after the sealing process.

Two versions of Oracle are available: a stand-alone unit for sample testing at 30 blisters/min or a module for full integration into a blister packing line.

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