Inspecting the integrity of drug packaging is a complex task that requires customizable machines that take into account international regulations, the specific characteristics of the products to be inspected, the needs of the line on which they will operate, etc.
Bonfiglioli Engineering has been offering such machines to the pharmaceutical industry for almost 50 years. Our equipment is designed to achieve top performance and to be integrated efficiently into our customers’ processes, with innovative control systems that guarantee the high quality standards required by the pharmaceutical industry in line with international regulatory requirements.
To reach these objectives, Bonfiglioli Engineering offers machines that use several methods to inspect packaging integrity, including:
When the product has been introduced in the test chamber in which a vacuum is generated, the sensors analyse lid deformation, which must be within a certain range. If the lid has an abnormal and unexpected motion, the packaging might not be closed properly or the sample might be leaking and should be discarded.
Each of the above methods investigates a different aspect of the packaging being tested. While the expected outcome at the end of the analysis is always the same – eliminating from the production line any products with characteristics not meeting the required quality standards – finding the most suitable test method is essential to achieve optimal results in terms of analysis speed and reliability. So, it is important to remember that Bonfiglioli Engineering can develop combined machines that perform two or more types of inspection in sequence on the same product samples. This increases safety margins and ensures no damaged or compromised products are sold.
When determining which test method is best suited to analyse a specific product, it is important to consider a number of factors, including:
There are certainly many elements to consider and their importance can vary from customer to customer, but there are also some general elements that it may be important to consider when deciding which method to use. To find out more about our customized solution, speak to an ispection expert today.