[Belfast, 1st June 2015] The world's first automated, tool-less and non-destructive leak-detection device for pharmaceutical blister packs will make its global debut at the chemical processing show, Achema, in Frankfurt, on 15-19 June. By offering the capability to leak test full production batches of blister-packs with minimal operator input, the launch of the new VisionScan Max from the award winning pharma-machinery innovator, Sepha Ltd, gives pharmaceutical manufacturers the ability to deliver significant quality improvements and cost savings during production. VisionScan Max has been designed to integrate with blister production lines via automated ‘pick and place’ technologies to further enhance automation on production lines and minimize operator requirements, or operate as a stand-alone unit.
The motivation behind the development of VisionScan Max according to Sepha's Head of Global Sales & Marketing, Paul Kelly, is that the company is continually driven by customer demand to help them improve efficiencies and increase product assurance/integrity levels. "VisionScan Max is the natural evolution of our highly successful VisionScan product launched just three years ago. VisionScan has already been validated by 7 of the top 10 global pharma companies and VisionScan Max uses the same inspection technologies with faster test times to meet the needs of customers who want the ability to test higher volumes of packs non-destructively as part of their quality assurance procedures whilst removing costly operator test times”.
VisionScan Max gives the capability to test up to 600 packs per hour at accuracy levels of 15 micron with minimal operator input or requirements and giving repeatable objective pass and fail results. The operator loads a magazine of blisters into the unit, the unit automatically runs the tests, and sorts product into segregated pass and fail containers. VisionScan Max is 21 CFR Part 11 compliant and also features a new user friendly HMI interface, with 2 click functionality enabling operators to access any menu in a maximum of 2 clicks.