Medical Devices & Pharma

In a world full of hungry microorganisms it is critical that medical devices and pharmaceuticals designed to heal, do not inadvertently do the opposite by infecting the patient. To prevent infection, the packaging or 'sterile barrier system' must maintain sterility over the products entire shelf life. In fact, packaging can be the weak link in the chain of steps designed to keep a product sterile from production to final use.

There is no universal means of package testing, and methods are not all equal. As packages must be adapted to their contents, testing must be adapted to package design, materials and sealing mechanisms. Testing systems have to evaluate packages incorporating flexible, semi-rigid, and rigid designs; porous and non-porous materials; laminated polymer, paper and foil materials; and a variety of sealing technologies. The packages being tested may be unfilled, or filled with solid, liquid, or powdered materials. Further, a validated testing system should comply with recognized consensus standards, such as those published by ANSI/AAMI/ISO and ASTM International.

Companies across the world rely on the accuracy and ease of use of RDM Test Equipment, that's why you can be confident in your choice.

Benefits: • Quality Control of materials, process variables, and end of line materials/packages • Research & Development of the physical characteristics of materials and pack designs • Analyse Shelf Life attributes • Reduced costs, improved sustainability • Increase productivity through optimised package cycle rates, and reduced wastage • Protection/increase brand value • Quality Assurance with on-line analysis • Traceability / Regulatory / Contract compliance, using International Testing Standards.

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  • AQUATRAN Model 2

    The most sensitive instrument available, measuring water vapour transmission rate (WVTR) down to 5 x 10-5 g/m2/day

  • CF800-XS Precision Friction Tester

    Touch Screen Precision Friction Tester for determining Static and Kinetic Friction of packaging materials to ASTM, BS, ISO and TAPPI standards

  • Cooled Incubators

    A range of Cooled Incubators, with capacities from 56 to 750 litres, and temperature range from -10deg.C to 70deg.C

  • Drying Ovens

    A range of fan assisted circulation drying ovens, with capacities from 15 to 750 litres, and temperature range ambient to 300 deg.C

  • Exicator System

    Exicator system for testing leaks in packages using the bubble test method.

  • HS-2 Laboratory Heat Sealer

    For precise measurement of heat sealability of flexible packaging. Produces seals up to 50mm long x 5 to 25mm wide.

  • HS-650 Production Heat Sealer

    For production of high quality heat seals in flexible packaging. Produces seals up to 650mm long x 5 to 25mm wide.

  • HSB-1 Laboratory Heat Sealer

    For production of heat seals and/or measurement of heat sealability of flexible packaging. Produces seals up to 300mm long x 5 to 25mm wide.

  • HSE-3 Laboratory Heat Sealer

    For production of high quality heat seals and/or precise measurement of heat sealability of flexible packaging. Produces seals up to 300mm long x 5 to 25mm wide.

  • HSX-400 Medical Heat Sealer

    Produces high quality heat seals in flexible medical packaging, max. 400mm. Validatable to ISO 11607. Touchscreen HMI/PLC controller, customisable.

  • HSX-600 Medical Heat Sealer

    Produces high quality heat seals in flexible medical packaging, max. 650mm. Validatable to ISO 11607. Touchscreen HMI/PLC controller, customisable.

  • HSX-800 Medical Heat Sealer

    Produces high quality heat seals in flexible medical packaging, max. 800mm. Validatable to ISO 11607. Touchscreen HMI/PLC controller, customisable.

  • HT-1XS Hot Tack Tester

    Touch Screen Precision Hot Tack Tester for determination of the hot tack seal strength of flexible packaging materials, to ASTM F1921.

  • Lippke® 4000

    Leakage Testing and Seal Strength Testing of flexible, semi-rigid and rigid packages.

  • Lippke® 4500

    PC-controlled Leak and Seal Strength Test System for Flexible and Semi Rigid Packages

  • Lippke® VC 1380

    Vacuum Leak Detection System for Blisters and other rigid or semi rigid Packages

  • Newton Laboratory Carton Tester

    The Newton LCT Carton Tester combines three tests in one instrument - crease strength, box forming force and spring-back with optional friction testing for the ultimate carton analysis and quality assurance.

  • OpTech®-O2 Platinum

    Optical fluorescence Oxygen Analyser for measuring Headspace, Dissolved Oxygen, and Oxygen Permeation of films and packages.

  • OX-TRAN ® 2/22

    The world's most advanced Oxygen permeation measurement system. Fully automatic testing, fast set-up, faster results, no Oxygen sensor calibration needed.

  • PERMATRAN-W 3/34G

    The world's most advanced Water Vapour permeation measurement system. Fully automatic testing, fast set-up, faster results, lower cost of ownership.

  • PGW Precision Balances

    A range of Precision Balances designed to meet the needs of Laboratories, Schools, Industry and Commercial users.

  • PMB Moisture Balances

    The PMB takes the hassle out of moisture analysis, for fast and accurate results.

  • PW Analytical Balances

    A range of Analytical Balances designed to meet the needs of Laboratories, Schools, Industry and Commercial users offering a wide range of applications.

  • SealScope™

    Monitoring Seal Integrity of packages from flow pack machine types, for 100% on-line inspection of seal integrity at the packaging line.

  • SST-3XS Seal Strength / Tensile / Compression Tester

    Touchscreen Precision Seal Strength / Tensile / Compression Tester for determining the strength of packaging materials including plastics, paper and board.

  • Thermostatic Chambers

    A range of Thermostatic Chambers, with capacities from 65 to 300 litres, and temperature range from 3deg.C to 40deg.C

  • TMI 10-18 Digital Ink Rub Tester

    The Digital Ink Rub Tester is designed to measure scuffing or rubbing resistance.

  • TMI 32-25 Inclined Plane Friction Tester

    Slide Angle Friction is a measurement of the angle of inclination at which one substrate affixed to a sled will begin to slide/slip against another substrate of a similar material.

  • TMI 49-08 Pocket Micrometers

    These portable, hand-held micrometers are used for convenient, accurate thickness measurements outside the lab.

  • TMI 49-56 Digital Micrometer

    Designed for thickness measurements of sheet materials, configurable to meet any ISO, ASTM, EDANA or other International specifications for paper, corrugated, plastics, plastic film, tissue paper, nonwovens, textiles and other sheet like substrates.

  • TMI 79-11 Crease & Board Stiffness Tester

    Crease and Board Stiffness testing is useful to industries of carton board, paper, printing and packaging. The relationship between board stiffness and crease recovery (spring back) is an important factor in the performance of cartons on high speed packaging machines and in manual folding.

  • TMI 80-20 Internal Bond Tester

    The Internal Bond Tester is designed to determine the internal bond strength of a variety of Paper and Board materials according to TAPPI T 569.

  • TMI 80-91 Lab Master® Release & Adhesion Tester

    The Lab Master® Release and Adhesion testing system operates with Windows®-based software, and features the ability to create user-defined test set-up.

  • TS-1 Tray Heat Sealer

    Production of high quality heat seals, for lidding films on trays, containers, pods, and blister packs.

  • VS-1 Nitrogen Flush Vacuum Heat Sealer

    Precision Nitrogen Flush Vacuum Heat Sealer - for production of repeatable high quality heat seals in nitrogen flushed, vacuum sealed medical packaging.