Packaging design: packaging leak testing machine

Packaging Design and Manufacturing Assessment

Measure the effectiveness of the sealing process and optimize packaging design.

Pressure Measurement Improves Packaging Design and Sealing

3D display of the pressure output from a pill blister pack. The image on the right clearly shows uneven pressure within the blisters due to a poor seal.3D display of the pressure output from a pill blister pack. The image on the right clearly shows uneven pressure within the blisters due to a poor seal.

Identifying defects in product packaging, as well as optimizing their manufacturing process, is essential for keeping products fresh, sanitary, and free of damage. The I-Scan® pressure mapping system can be used to measure the effectiveness of various packaging seals to prevent leakage and ensure quality, a critical focus for packaging OEMs and their users. Using a software API, Bonfiglioli Engineering physically integrated the I-Scan system into their machine (top left) which determines if air is leaking from blister packs by detecting cavities with low pressure . The interface pressure data that was captured can be used to conduct quality control tests and develop optimal packaging designs.

Pressure output during the sealing of an IV bag.Pressure output during the sealing of an IV bag.

By testing the pressure produced by the clamp sealing assembly, I-Scan can also determine if the packaging machine is delivering an effective seal to the product. The resulting pressure data can help troubleshoot mechanical problems, minimizing waste during production. The information can also be used for research and development to improve sealing machine design.

Tekscan Grip SystemTekscan Grip System

To further assess packaging design, the Grip™ system evaluates the ergonomics of packaging materials to measure the amount of force required to open, squeeze, and close containers. Areas on the hand and fingers that experience high forces during various gripping activities can be easily identified. The packaging can then be modified to become more ergonomic and functional.

Measurement Types:

  • Idenfity improper seals/leak testing
  • Machine troubleshooting
  • Worn parts
  • Low forces
  • Uneven sealing bars
  • Uniformity on lable appliers
  • Determine required forces needed to grasp/open an object
  • Quality control
  • Testing and validation
  • R&D for new machine design
  • Competitive benchmarking

Benefits of Using I-Scan:

  • Troubleshoot & prevent leaks
  • Design validation
  • Quality assurance
  • Increase yields
  • Minimize product waste

Industries:

  • Packaging
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Consumer Products
  • Food & Beverage
  • Printing
  • Packaging Machine Design