Seal Integrity Monitoring System (SIMS) 1915+ (Helium Leak Detection)

Source: PTI Packaging and Inspection Systems
Seal Integrity Monitoring system

The most current model, the Seal Integrity Monitoring System (SIMS) 1915+, is the ideal choice for your helium-based leak detection system. Compared to conventional vacuum bubble and dye penetration test methods, packages can be quantitatively tested using helium as the tracer gas that ensures higher levels of accuracy. Such an approach allows a comparison between multiple packaging materials and forms production line settings and stability storage conditions, supporting the entire lifecycle.

The LDA SIMS 1915+ has an array of applications which ranges from package design, tooling qualification, production line setup and on-going product quality monitoring. It is also effective in accommodating a variety of package types including cold form blister cards, foil pouches, parenteral vials, syringes, pre-filled syringes and unique medical devices.

Depending on the client’s specific requirement, each SIMS 1915+ Helium Leak Testing instrument is customized. Instrument build specifications are determined based on the following key factors.

  • Identifying what type of package(s) you will be testing with this instrument – Vials, Blister Cards, Syringes, Cartridge System or Medical Device. Determine size and closure type and whenever possible a schematic of the package or device can be helpful in optimizing the test system.
  • Country where the instrument will be installed

Specifically designed for the needs of pharmaceutical and medical device industries, the Seal Integrity Monitoring System (SIMS) Model 1915+ is a helium-based leak testing system that features an oil-free pump, detector and integrated power system. It enables quantitative analysis of package systems at sensitivity levels as low as 1 x 10 -10 cc/s at room temperature. The most critical component, the Helium Leak Detector Module (HLDM), is engineered into a Console Frame Assembly that features a stainless-steel working surface and optional Dual Test Port Manifold. The consoles are fitted with a locking wheel and articulating arm system for mounting of the computer and peripherals, making the freestanding unit easy to use and maneuver.