Bonfiglioli Engineering develops, designs and supplies packaging integrity testing machines for the pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food and beverage industries. These perform different types of tests using a variety of methods (Vacuum Decay Method, Pressure Decay Method, Lid Deflection, Headspace Gas Analysis and Visual Inspection) individually or in combined solutions.

Equipment is optimized based on the requirements of the facility in which they will be installed. Once they are put into operation, these tools use non-destructive testing methods to identify products not meeting expected quality standards and remove them from the line. In this way, they ensure that every item exiting the plant and subsequently sold is properly sealed to preserve its characteristics throughout its shelf life and until it is used by the consumer.


Laboratory testing machines: Not just for high volume production

Packaging integrity testing machines are generally developed for industrial use, although this is not the only area of application. Bonfiglioli Engineering also develops laboratory testing machines for use in facilities other than a traditional production plant, such as in a research and development lab or for small production runs. These machines use the same technologies, but on a smaller scale, to test prototypes or selected small batches of products. They can be run by a single operator and provide accurate results in compliance with standards defined by international regulatory bodies.


The advantages of laboratory testing machines

Laboratory testing machines offer countless benefits in terms of increased performance and safety, by providing significant support during:

  • new product and packaging development

  • new product and new manufacturing method feasibility testing

  • container type comparison testing

Testing the packaging of products in development in the laboratory using specially designed equipment improves production efficiency and offers more accurate and precise results, identifying issues early and collecting data that can be evaluated in order to define the best packaging for the product in development.

Laboratory testing machines can also be used once the products have been put into production: laboratory tests on specific sample lots can provide information to help optimise the way the products are produced, assess the effectiveness of production equipment and take action to reduce the number of false rejects. All this is possible because, by their very nature, laboratory tests can be performed over longer periods of time, providing insights that can be used to optimise production and obtain more accurate results more quickly


Bonfiglioli Engineering testing methods

Bonfiglioli Engineering’s laboratory testing equipment can support different testing methods, which means the same samples can be tested using the Vacuum Decay Method, Headspace Gas Analysis and Visual Inspection. These methods can also be used to verify the integrity of products of different sizes contained in packaging of different shapes and materials. No matter your production environment, Bonfiglioli Engineering has a package inspection solution that can suit your manufacturing needs. Contact us today to discuss your unique requirements and let us tailor a solution

We are not just a machine manufacturer. We are your trusted partner for packaging integrity testing and analysis through feasibility studies, technical expertise, validation packages, product handling and custom-built solutions.

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