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PTI - Packaging Technologies & Inspection

145 Main Street, 10707 Tuckahoe, NY
United States of America

Telephone +1 914 337-2005
Fax +1 914 337-8519
info@ptiusa.com

Hall map

interpack 2017 hall map (Hall 12): stand C03-1

Fairground map

interpack 2017 fairground map: Hall 12

Contact

Michelle Wolf

Phone
973-252-6039
973-479-8626

Email
m.wolf@ptiusa.com

Oliver Stauffer

Phone
914-337-2005

Email
info@ptiusa.com

Heinz Wolf

Phone
914.337.2005

Email
h.wolf@ptiusa.com

Tony Stauffer

Phone
+41.21.805.0020

Email
stauffer@ccit.com

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.05  Inspection and control
  • 01.05.04  Optical inspection systems
  • 02  Packaging materials, packaging means, auxiliary packaging means and packaging production
  • 02.04  Machines for the production of packaging and packaging components
  • 02.04.20  Machines for the production of Seals and other packaging components
  • 06  Machines and equipment for the production of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics
  • 06.02  Single machines /equipment for the production of pharmaceutical and cosmetic products
  • 06.02.14  Inspection machines for pharmaceutical and cosmetic products
  • 06  Machines and equipment for the production of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics
  • 06.03  Operating and auxiliary equipment for the production of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics
  • 06.03.09  Laboratory equipment - pharmacy and cosmetics

Our products

Product category: Laboratory equipment - pharmacy and cosmetics, Leackage test systems/devices, Machines for the production of Seals and other packaging components

VeriPac Vacuum Decay Technology

Vacuum decay technology is referenced in the new USP <1207> Chapter Guidance as a deterministic test method for package integrity testing.

Packages can be non-destructively evaluated using the VeriPac inspection method which is based on vacuum decay technology. Package types include filled and sealed rigid, semi-rigid and flexible packaging made of non-porous or porous materials.

VeriPac's non-destructive technology is capable of detecting package leaks and invisible defects using an absolute or differential pressure transducer leak test system. Package leaks may appear as imperfections in the package components themselves or at the seal juncture between mated components.

Principles of VeriPac Technology
VeriPac leak testers connect to a test chamber that is specially designed to contain the package to be tested. The package is placed inside the test chamber to which vacuum is applied. The single or dual vacuum transducer technology is used to monitor the test chamber for both the level of vacuum as well as the change in vacuum over a predetermined test time. The changes in absolute and differential vacuum indicate the presence of leaks and defects within the package. The sensitivity of a test is a function of the package design, the package test fixture and critical test parameters of time and pressure. Test systems can be designed for manual or automatic operation. This inspection method is suitable for laboratory offline testing and production applications for QA/QC statistical process control. The test cycle takes only a few seconds, is non-invasive and non-destructive to both product and package. 

VeriPac inspection systems utilize an ASTM approved vacuum decay leak test method (F2338) recognized by the FDA as a consensus standard for package integrity testing. This test method was developed using VeriPac leak test instruments.  Vacuum decay technology is also referenced in the new USP <1207> Chapter Guidance as a deterministic test method for package integrity testing. 

The criteria for selecting the appropriate VeriPac model is based on the type of package and leak test sensitivity desired. Configurations can be optimized with either single or dual high resolution transducers as well as type of vacuum supply, i.e. internal, external, high vacuum, etc.

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Product category: Inspection machines for pharmaceutical and cosmetic products, Leackage test systems/devices, Machines for the production of Seals and other packaging components

Seal Quality Inspection with Airborne Ultrasound Technology

Airborne ultrasound is a referenced technology in the new USP <1207> Chapter Guidance as a deterministic test method for seal quality testing.

Using PTI’s Seal-Scan® or Seal-Sensor™ technology, a linear scan analysis of the seal area can be produced in seconds, detecting channel defects, misaligned seals, incomplete and missing seals immediately after the package has been sealed. If the system detects a package defect, the product can immediately be removed from the packaging and reworked. Process related defects can be addressed and corrected immediately, which significantly reduces the quantity of defective packages produced.

Traditional packaging operations struggle to detect process related defects in time, and products following the sterilization process cannot be reworked. Using the ultrasound seal inspection solution will alert line operators of sealing related issues immediately and eliminate virtually all lost product due to downstream detection of seal quality deviations.  Aside from producing 100% quality assurance, PTI’s airborne ultrasound solution provides value to packaging operations by reducing scrap, improving line efficiency, and eliminating manual visual inspection.

Seal-Scan is a high resolution method that inspects and analyzes pouch seals non-destructively offline.

Seal-Sensor is designed for 100% online pouch seal inspection. 

PTI's ultrasound technology can also be integrated into a variety of packaging machines. Integrated inspection within the
production line leads to increased quality and process control. 

Seal-Scan® technology has been established as one of the most effective methods for non-destructive testing of flexible packages.  In 2013, ultrasound technology was awarded the ASTM Test Method F3004-13.

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Product category: Leackage test systems/devices, Inspection machines for pharmaceutical and cosmetic products, Laboratory equipment - pharmacy and cosmetics

MicroCurrent HVLD technology is the CCIT solution for all parenteral and biologic products.

Referenced in the new USP <1207> Chapter Guidance as a deterministic test method for container closure integrity testing. 
The E-Scan testing process uses a set of electrode probes to scan a non-conductive container that is sealed.  The container material can be glass, plastic, or poly laminate.  The container or package must contain liquid (minimum fill 30%). If a pinhole, crack, or other defect is present, there is a resistance differential and change in current flow indicating a breach in the container.  The approximate defect location can be identified.

MicroCurrent HVLD can be used on a wide range of liquid based products including extremely low conductivity sterile water for injection (WFI) and proteinaceous products with suspensions.

PTI’s patent pending technology uses a unique mode of MicroCurrent HVLD,  applying no more than 50% of the voltage used on conventional high voltage technologies. The MicroCurrent applied to the product during the test greatly reduces the voltage exposure to the product and environment.  In fact, using  MicroCurrent HVLD reduces voltage explosure to the product to less than 5% of the voltage exposure experienced when testing with comparable HVLD solutions.

Benefits:
  • Non-destructive, non-invasive, no sample preparation
  • High level of repeatability and accuracy
  • Effective across all parenteral products, including extremely low conductivity liquids (WFI)
  • Low voltage exposure to the product and environment
  • Listed in USP Chapter <1207> as recommended method for parenteral liquid package inspection
  • Robust method and approximate 3x Signal-Noise-Ratio for a wide range of product classes and package formats
  • Simplifies the inspection and validation process
  • Offline and 100% online inspection at high production speeds

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Product category: Leackage test systems/devices, Optical inspection systems, Machines for the production of Seals and other packaging components, Laboratory equipment - pharmacy and cosmetics

Blister Package Leak Detection - VeriPac UBV UNIVERSAL BLISTER VERIFICATION

The VeriPac UBV Leak Detection System is a deterministic non-destructive technology designed specifically for multi-cavity blister packs. The VeriPac UBV utilizes volumetric imaging under vacuum to detect the presence and location of leaks.

NOTE:  The VeriPac UBV technology will be showcased in the Pentapack booth Hall 17/Stand 21

the VeriPac UBV is a rapid test requiring no changeover or sample preparation. Operators simply input the number of blister cavities, place the blister pack on the inspection plate and press the START button. Within seconds, the operator sees a definitive pass/fail result, along with a volumetric measurement reading. The location of the defective cavity is presented to the operator with an image of the tested package. The small footprint kiosk design is ideal for positioning next to any production line. The clean and simple test approach makes it clean room compatible. The intuitive and simple method make it a practical solution giving rapid feedback to production line operators.

The UBV technology is unique in that it can provide rapid detection of defects as small as 10 microns with a fast test time, averaging 10-30 seconds depending on blister cavity volume. Test system requires no tools or test parameter changes for different blister formats. This technology is particularly advantageous for small to tiny blister cavities that are notoriously difficult to detect with a standard vacuum system due to the very low headspace.

BENEFITS
-Non-destructive technology
-Accurate and repeatable results
-Pass/fail results backed by quantitative test data
-Completely tool-less
-No changeover to test different blister formats
-Identifies which cavity is defective
-Eliminates destructive, subjective testing methods

The VeriPac UBV is a system designed for blister packs with a minimum of 4 blister cavities. It uses the volumetric imaging of the blisters under vacuum to detect leaks. The system has an HMI which is used to input the number of blisters, as well as a monitor that, along with the HMI, displays the test results.

The sample is placed inside the hinged test chamber. After pressing the start button, vacuum is pulled to a defined vacuum. The blisters expand under vacuum, driving air out of the blister through any leaks present. If there is a leak in the blister, the air escapes into the chamber leaving a collapsed blister package. During the dynamic vacuum test sequence, a volumetric measurement reading is taken which determines which blister cavities are defective. A definitive pass/fail result is displayed as well as the quantitative measurement associated with each package test.

Inspection Criteria
-Leak detection and seal integrity testing of entire package
-Test sensitivity down to 10 microns

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Product category: Leackage test systems/devices, Inspection machines for pharmaceutical and cosmetic products, Laboratory equipment - pharmacy and cosmetics

VeriPac Micro Leak Test System Model 455


VeriPac 455 is a non-destructive inspection system for highly sensitive micro leak detection of empty & pre-filled syringes, liquid filled & lyophilized vials and other liquid filled packaging.The VeriPac 455 can be incorporated into protocols at any point in the handling process as it is non-destructive, non-invasive and requires no sample preparation. Applications for this technology include stability studies, clinical trial studies, quality assurance testing and production statistical process control (SPC). The VeriPac 455 is capable of detecting as little as 0.05 cc/min. Results have proven to be superior and more reliable than the dye ingress test.

The VeriPac 455 core technology is based on the ASTM vacuum decay leak test method (F2338-09) recognized by the FDA as a consensus standard for package integrity testing. This test method was developed using VeriPac leak test instruments. The VeriPac 455 features patented dual vacuum transducer technology, PERMA-Vac, that offers increased test sensitivity and produces very consistent, reliable results.

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Product category: Leackage test systems/devices, Optical inspection systems, Machines for the production of Seals and other packaging components, Inspection machines for pharmaceutical and cosmetic products, Laboratory equipment - pharmacy and cosmetics

Package Inspection and CCIT Technologies

PTI’s non-destructive inspection technologies verify container closure system integrity.  Deterministic quantitative test methods for vials, ampoules, syringes, cartridges and auto-injectors. Applications include stability studies, clinical trials, quality assurance testing and statistical process control (SPC).  PTI’s leading technologies are referenced in the new USP <1207> Chapter on package integrity testing.

PTI’s feasibility studies for package quality testing and test method development leave clients with raw data, statistical analysis of data sets, and a full report on the test method to confirm the recommended approach related to a specific package or container.

PTI together with our global agents and European affiliate office CCIT s.a.  provide world class leak detection equipment, testing services and consulting for package quality testing throughout Europe:

• Feasibility studies and test method development services

• CCIT and regulatory consulting services (including USP <1207>)

• Equipment demonstrations and technical expertise

• Service and parts support of PTI test equipment

• Calibration service and maintenance support

PTI and CCIT specializes in the following inspection technologies:

• Vacuum decay inspection (ASTM F2338)

• High voltage leak detection (HVLD)

• Airborne ultrasound technology (ASTM F3004)

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Product category: Leackage test systems/devices, Machines for the production of Seals and other packaging components, Inspection machines for pharmaceutical and cosmetic products, Laboratory equipment - pharmacy and cosmetics

VeriPac FLEX Systems - leak testing flexible packaging non-destructively

VeriPac FLEX Systems are versatile non-destructive package inspection systems designed for pouches and other flexible packaging, mainly dry-filled products.  Applications include flexible packaging containing powdered milk, baby formula, milk powders, coffee packaging and many other products.

The VeriPac tester is connected to the appropriate FLEX chamber based on the size range of the package. The two VeriPac systems paired with the FLEX chamber provide different leak detection capability depending on the application.

The integrated flexible test chamber (IFC) is intended for sachets or stick packs with low headspace. The Drawer Style test chamber (D-Series) features two standard sizes, the Small (D) or Large (DXL) depending upon the package size and specifications. For large package formats and bulk product, custom designs can be manufactured.

The unique difference with VeriPac FLEX systems is how the package is tested. PTI utilizes its flexible membrane that conforms to the package shape and size, eliminating any stress. 

and damage to the film materials. Multiple packages can be tested in a single test cycle.

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Apr 7, 2017

CCIT - PTI Affiliate Office Opens in Europe

EUROPE’S THINK TANK FOR PACKAGE INTEGRITY

PTI is pleased to announce the opening of CCIT s.a. in Switzerland, an analytical leak detection laboratory and inspection equipment provider, whose purpose is to support customers with specialized package integrity testing services and expertise.

Located just 30 minutes outside of Geneva, CCIT is specialized in providing the best non-destructive, quantitative technologies for package testing.

• Equipment demonstrations and technical expertise

• Service and parts support of PTI test equipment

• Calibration service and maintenance support

• Feasibility studies and test method development services.

• CCIT and regulatory consulting services (including new USP <1207>)

CCIT’s feasibility studies for package quality testing and test method development leave clients with raw data, statistical analysis of data sets, and a full report on the test method to confirm the recommended approach related to a specific package or container. Through its affiliation to PTI, and its partner companies, CCIT has access to world class test equipment.

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Apr 7, 2017

Packaging and Inspection Technologies at INTERPACK

Visit world-class supppliers of packaging machinery for a wide range of packaging formats. 

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Apr 7, 2017

Universal Blister Package Verification

Revolutionary non-destructive inspection system for blister packaging.  Completely tool-less with no change parts for different blister formats.  Visit our partner company, Pentapack in Hall 17, Stand 21 for demonstrations.  Bring blister pack samples to test at the show on the UBV!

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Apr 7, 2017

Container Closure Integrity Testing of Parenteral Products

PTI will showcase the E-Scan High Voltage Leak Detection Technoloy during INTERPACK.  MicroCurrent HVLD is the optimal solution for all liquid filled parenteral and biologic products. 

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About us

Company details

PTI – Packaging Technologies & Inspection

GLOBAL LEADERS IN PACKAGE QUALITY TESTING EQUIPMENT


PTI  is headquartered in Tuckahoe, New York,  close to New York City.  We are a team of engineers, scientists and professionals serving the packaging industry as a leading equipment manufacturer of package quality inspection equipment. and an American agent for high performance packaging machinery for the food and pharmaceutical industries.

PTI’s inspection technologies are non-destructive, non-subjective and provide solutions to improve package quality and process control, while reducing product waste and cost.  Our technologies provide solutions for package quality inspection of many packaging formats:

- Parenteral/Injectibles, Vials (liquid filled and lyophilized vials),     Ampoules, Pre-filled syringes, Cartridges and Auto-injectors
- Blister packaging and low headspace packaging
- Flexible packaging - pouches, stick packs and sachets
- Tyvek/Porous packaging - Medical device
- Ophthalmic

We specialize in:
- Non-destructive leak detection technologies
- Micro leak testing
- Container closure integrity testing (CCIT)
- Seal quality inspection and seal integrity testing
- Package integrity testing
- Blister package leak testing
- Parenteral product leak testing
- Package integrity testing of porous Tyvek packaging
- Package  quality testing for the food industry
- Package testing of oral dose packaging
- Seal quality testing/seal integrity

PTI's leading technologies are referenced in the new USP <1207> guidance: 

- Vacuum decay technology (ASTM Test Method F2338)
- Airborne ultrasound technology (ASTM Test Method F3004)
- MicroCurrent HVLD technology - HIgh Voltage Leak Detection
- Pressure decay technology
- Volumetric imaging technology

PTI’s inspection technologies are deterministic test methods that produce quantitative test result data.  Our technologies conform to ASTM and other regulatory standards.  We specialize in offering our customers the entire solution including test method development and equipment validation.  PTI installations have been successful around the world, with globally transferrable and validated test methods.   Major markets include pharmaceutical, biological, medical device, food & beverage, nutrition and oral dose. 

PTI principals have been awarded multiple U.S. patents for leak detection, seal integrity inspection technologies and system designs.

PTI has many global agents and representatives as well as an affiliate office in Europe, CCIT s.a. in Switzerland.

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Company data

Foundation

1982

Target groups
  • Food
  • Confectionery products
  • Cosmetics
  • Industrial goods
  • Beverages
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Consumer goods (non-food)
  • Services

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