New "SIV" Combines Packaging's Seals Strength testing with High Altitude Testing
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Versaperm, a technology leader in packaging testing, has produced a multi-functional seal-strength tester which combines a Packaging Seal strength/integrity checker with an High Altitude Shipping Simulator to meet the complex requirements of the UK and European Markets. A separate version is available to meet the alternative standards prevalent in the US markets.
The new SIV III is designed not just to check that packaging seals are strong enough to hold and gentle enough to open easily, but can also simulate and test the seals of products that are shipped at high altitudes. This is essential, for example, when many goods are transported by plane. The equipment is fully compliant with CE and ISO 9001 standards
Defective seals dramatically slash the shelf-life and quality of products such as foods and pharmaceuticals. Balancing all of the factors in a manufacturing environment demands careful measurement and tracking. Seal verification provides this data and is usually non-destructive.
As with seal strength testing, the High Altitude Shipping Simulator (HASS) provides very flexible options – including the simulated height, the number of high peaks the goods need to fly over, the ramp speed (or rate), and time at the peak. Results can be fed into a QC system to produce statistical results which allow the manufacturer to spot the first signs of any trends or problems and thus take preventative measures.
For seal strength measurement, leakage parameters are programmed into the SIV III and the operator simply selects a code for the product under test and closes the chamber door. Lights then signal a pass or fail for each test. The system can examine the seal strength of a bag or even of a bag inside a box. The unit also offers a "Seal Burst" test mode which can ensure the package meets a minimum force without failing.
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