Non-compliant medical device packaging is a hot topic these days. One way to thwart a medical device product recall is regular pouch testing. To that end, Van der Stahl Scientific has developed the PTT-100V Testing Unit, a system that incorporates a quick load fixture and incorporates the company’s VIU system. This patented system side lights the medical pouch with an LED light wash at a low angle. With the 3X magnification lens, the system lets the packaging staff evaluate the basic seal integrity by using this fixed magnification, fixed lighting system. The VIU includes a quick reference card for packagers to evaluate visual seal integrity against a known standard. The PTT-100V is a small unit that can operate in a clean room.
The system will digitally date and time stamp every inspection and testing event. Lot numbers and machine serial numbers can be included at the time of each inspection as well as the inspecting personnel’s name. The PTT-100V ships with software that lets quality teams purge inspecting and testing data to archive important testing and inspection records.