Travtec adds pinhole detector to Lixis inspection equipment

Published: 6-Jan-2015

Lixis MH detects the smallest pinholes on aluminium foil blisterpacks

UK pharmaceutical product handling and coding specialist Travtec has extended its range of Lixis inspection equipment with the introduction of the Lixis MH Pinhole Detector for aluminium foil blisters.

The Lixis MH is able to detect the smallest pinholes and pores on Alu-Alu blister packs produced by cold forming, which are usually invisible to the naked eye and are not detectable by other automatic systems.

The pinhole detection system uses highly sensitive infrared radiation to identify holes as small as 25 microns (0.001in) and can inspect multiple independent areas of the foil. A Fail Safe feature stops the blister line in the event of any malfunction.

The compact design of the Lixis MH means it can be easily installed on any blister machine and does not slow down overall line speeds. Its GMP construction makes it compatible with any production environment. The machine is also said to be easy to clean and virtually maintenance free.

'We have already enjoyed success with the Lixis PVS OCR/OCV imaging system, so we are delighted to extend our range further with the introduction of the MH Pinole Detector,' said Harry Thomason, Managing Director of Travtec Group.

'It will help manufacturers maintain high quality standards and eliminate the risk of product recalls.'

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