Automatic visual inspection and injectables: what is the latest trend?
Parenteral products in plastic containers can be particularly challenging in automatic visual packaging inspection. Why? The characteristics of plastic means the container has more variability than glass. Because of that variability, the usual approach to visual inspection – the blob analysis – cannot be used.
Take 2 minutes and watch our latest video where design manager, Davide Luisari, discusses how Bonfiglioli Engineering uses neural networks to ensure our visual inspection systems outperform other visual inspection solutions for plastic parenteral containers.
What is the acceptance criteria for vision inspection technology?
USP <1790> recognizes the Knapp Test as a valid protocol for vision inspection. But what does that mean? Simply put, this involves comparing inspection results made manually, by trained operators, with results from automatic visual inspection machines.
But how is this done? What criteria should be followed? What about false rejects?
Listen to our design manager, Davide Luisari, explain in less than 2 minutes what you need to know about successfully executing this test method.
Is headspace gas analysis a form of CCIT?
There are different Container Closure Integrity Test methods, also known as CCIT, you can use to ensure packaging integrity for your valuable products.
But which one is right for you? To decide you must understand:
- Integrity requirements
- Shelf-life constraints
- Other requirements specific to the product-type being tested
Headspace gas analysis can be a reliable form of CCIT. So, how does it work and is it an ideal test method for your containers?
Listen to Serena Santi, an expert in packaging integrity testing, break it down for you. In as little as 3 minutes, you will know whether Headspace Gas Analysis is the ideal inspection solution for your packages.
USP 1207 and ASTM F2338-09 both give guidance on Container Closure Integrity Testing, or CCIT, but do they define an allowable leak size?
Leaks into and out of pharmaceutical packaging negatively affect product safety and stability. Container closure integrity testing prevents products with defective containers from reaching the market, where they pose a safety risk.
Manufacturers refer to guidance and regulations such as those set forth in USP 1207 and ASTM F2338-09 but can walk away confused when it comes to applying these guidelines to their package inspection process.
This is when you should turn to an expert in pharmaceutical package testing. Listen to our own expert, Serena Santi, as she briefly explains what you need to consider about your own inspection process outlined in these published regulations.
What does the Headspace Gas Analysis technology measure?
Headspace Gas Analysis (HGA) is used in process quality control. But do you know how it works? Or have you considered whether this is the ideal test method for your processes? Do you know the advantages?
In this brief video, Nicola Zanarini, a technical specialist with Bonfiglioli Engineering breaks down what you need to know about this effective technology that performs measurements on the headspace of a container.
Learn today whether the HGA method is right for you.
For Aerosol Testing Regulations, what is better, the water bath method or the KBA leak tester?
The water bath test method is the traditional method for checking the integrity of aerosol containers. But is it the best method?
There are drawbacks that make it less-than-ideal. For precision testing, including at high speeds of up to 600 cans-per-minute, you should consider the KBA Leak Tester.
In this video, technical specialist Nicola Zanarini explains the challenges associated with the water bath test method and what makes the KBA leak tester a high-performance alternative.