Seal integrity defines a seal with no inconsistencies such as blisters or bubbles. A seal integrity tester is a device that checks the integrity of a package’s seal to establish whether the seal can keep the package’s contents intact during the distribution process.
Understanding How the Seal Integrity Tester Works
Seal integrity is a vital aspect of proper packaging in pharmaceutical and consumer product manufacturing industries. Compromised seals put the contents of a package at risk of spillage and contamination, thus reducing the product’s shelf-life and efficacy.
Contaminated products put a company at great risk of losing its reputation, incurring financial losses, and even facing legal suits for endangering human lives, especially when the products are for human consumption. For this reason, ensuring every product’s seal strength and integrity before it goes through distribution to the market is a step that quality assurance teams cannot afford to ignore.
There are different testing methods used for determining whether a package is leak-tight. These methods find application in all forms of packaging used in manufacturing, ranging from sachets, vials, syringes, bottles, pouches, and thermoform packages.
Some testing methods are simple such as visually looking at the seal to spot any defects, rust spots, or dents that may have appeared during production. However, some smaller cracks and leaks on the seal may not be identifiable to the naked eye, thus calling for a more sophisticated testing technique like the one we’ll describe below.
Detection by Water Bath/Vacuum Leak Testing
Using the latest seal integrity tester from Seal-Check, you can detect even the smallest leaks on a package to ensure they remain leak-tight during transportation. The leak detector has a vacuum gauge, a control valve, and an acrylic tank. The acrylic tank is transparent to allow visual observation and is made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel to enhance durability.
To use the device for leak detection, you have to fill the acrylic tank with water, use a blue regulator valve on the side of the device to set the vacuum level in the chamber, place the package you are testing into the tank and then close the lid of the tester. After that, you create a vacuum in the tank using the lever on the device’s right side. This testing is achievable because the device has a pneumatically-operated venturi nozzle.
After creating the vacuum, gas or air will escape into the water if there are leaks in the package. With this, you can quickly identify the leak on the seal and follow up on whether the leak is a result of the seal’s design or a failure of the packaging. With the findings you get, you can implement the improvements to prevent these issues from happening in the future.
You can also use the tester for vacuum packs by attaching a special tape to the package and inserting the needle provided to induce air into the container. After that, insert the product into the chamber, create a vacuum, and close the device’s lid. Then open the valve on the top of the device and let air into the package. After that, watch for rising bubbles to identify any leakages the pack or seal may have.
This testing method is easy to use and provides a fast and reliable way to ensure that your products stand the test of pressure until they reach the customer. The tester is equally easy to use when you follow the instructions.
The Cost of the Seal Integrity Tester
As different companies may have different products, seal integrity testers may vary in size. However, to get a precise quote on the cost of a seal integrity tester that may best fit your company’s needs, visit our website https://www.seal-check.pro/seal-integrity-tester to get our contact information, and we’ll get back to you in minutes.
Ensuring all your products’ seal integrity is fundamental to quality control. It ensures that you save on the costs involved with product recalls, ensures product efficacy, and prevents tampering with products before they reach the end users. Seal-Check is the go-to company for fast and reliable seal integrity testers.