Blister packaging is one of the most practical and convenient packaging formats for tablets and capsules. Blister packaging is specifically used for tablets and capsules to pack them in a convenient and controlled way for easy patient use.
Blister packaging is designed for long and tamper-proof shelf life by eliminating moisture ingress and contamination. In today’s drug delivery systems where certain drugs are extremely sensitive to moisture and Oxygen, it is critical to ensure the package integrity of blister packs to ensure that product quality is not compromised.
Vacuum decay is a non-destructive container closure integrity testing method for blister packaging. PTI offers two technologies for integrity testing of multi-cavity blister packaging.
OptiPac One-touch Tool-less Blister Package Leak Testing
Non-destructive package testing of multi-cavity blisters
The OptiPac One-Touch Tool-less Leak Detection System is a deterministic non-destructive technology designed specifically for multi-cavity blister packs. OptiPac utilizes volumetric imaging under vacuum with topographic imaging to detect the presence and location of leaks. The ptiPac is engineered and designed with One-Touch Technology to achieve a rapid test cycle requiring no changeover or sample preparation. Operators simply place the blister package on the test plate and press the START button. Blister packs can also be placed in any orientation or position. Within seconds, the operator sees a definitive pass/fail result, and a visual identification of blister cavity defects. OptiPac technology is unique in that it can provide rapid detection of sub-5-micron defects depending on blister cavity volume. OptiPac requires no tools for different blister formats.
- Non-destructive technology – Pass/Fail results backed by quantitative test data
- Completely tool-less
- No changeover to test different blister formats
- Identifies defective cavity
- Pre-loaded recipe library with easy recipe setup and validation of new blister formats
- Leak detection and seal integrity testing of entire package
- Test sensitivity down to 5 microns
Non-destructive leak detection of blister packs (ranging from 1 cavity up to multi-cavity blister packs)
|Package Type / Materials|| |
• Blister packs/foil, paper, aluminum
Volumetric imaging under vacuum
|Offline or Online||Offline inspection station|
|Operator Interface|| |
Integrated Windows 10 Computer – 15.6” Wide Touch Screen HMI
|Test Result Data|| |
Pass/Fail result on touch screen and measurement reading
|Data Collection|| |
• View on HMI screen
– Windows 10 Active Directory Management or local using SQL Server
• USB stick for easy data transfer
|Test Sensitivity|| |
• <5 Microns
|Test Chamber|| |
Integrated test chamber
Test Instrument Enclosure
Stainless steel compact frame houses PLC controller, operator touch screen display and internal vacuum generator
17.3”W X 19” D X 53.2” H | 80 lbs.
100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 2.0A
Validation Qualification Package (IQ/OQ)