Sepha has been designing and manufacturing innovative packaging products for the pharmaceutical industry for over 30 years. Specialising in packaging solutions, product integrity and product recovery equipment, Sepha is continually developing its wide range of state-of-the-art technology to meet the growing needs and economic pressure faced by organisations in today's marketplace.
Our customers include pharmaceutical manufacturers, R&D laboratories, contract packers and dispensing pharmacies across the globe. We have worked with many of the top pharmaceutical companies to develop solutions which reduce costs, downtime and waste, improve process efficiencies and increase quality.
Sepha's product integrity equipment uses state-of-the-art technology to test pharmaceutical and medical packaging for leaks, holes and weak seals, ensuring that valuable product is fully protected from moisture, air and bacteria. The machines offer a clean, dry alternative to the blue dye test. The results of our tests are completely objective and fully validatable, so subjective judgements and errors are avoided.
BlisterScan is a non-destructive leak tester for blister packs which uses non-contact scanning technology. It can detect leaks as small as 7µm in individual blister pockets. It can pinpoint micro holes or weak seals in non-porous blister packs made from materials such as PVC, PVDC, Alu/Alu and Aclar. As the test does not damage the blister packs or their contents, any packs that pass the test can be returned to the production line, and any faulty packs can be deblistered so that the contents can be repackaged.
Visionscan is a tool-less, non-destructive leak detection device for pharmaceutical blister packs. Using the latest camera imaging technology, it offers modern pharmaceutical manufacturers a flexible, reliable, objective and cost-saving alternative to destructive blister pack test methods such as blue dye. Visionscan is simple to operate and requires no tooling, making it ideal for high-volume pharmaceutical manufacturers and packagers where high levels of quality control, cost reduction and multiple product changes are required.
PakScan, Sepha's latest machine, is a non-destructive leak tester for pouches and sachets made of flexible non-porous materials, containing solids or dry powders. It can detect holes as small as 10µm. Like BlisterScan, PakScan's test does not damage the sachets or their contents.
MediScan is a tool-less, non-destructive leak detection device that identifies leaks as small as 10µ in non porous pouches, sachets and medical device packaging. It incorporates the leak detection technology and software, developed by Sepha, that is utilised on a daily basis by top global pharma companies to ensure product integrity in their pharmaceutical production lines.
Sepha’s Press-Out range of deblistering machines allow the safe recovery of valuable product from blister packs which are rejected; for example, during production line set-up or as a result of quality issues with the packaging. Recovered product can be repackaged thus increasing production yield and reducing waste disposal cost. Using a Press-Out machine to deblister saves labour hours and money.
The Press-Out Manual is a portable deblistering machine that is suitable for push-through blisters with an in-line format. Using the manual handle to operate, it is possible to deblister up to 20 blister packs per minute. The Press-Out Manual Wide is also suitable for diagonal format blister packs.
The Press-Out Semi-Automatic shares the same deblistering mechanism as the Press-Out Manual and Manual Wide but is driven by an electric motor, increasing the throughput to 40 blister packs per minute.
The Press-Out Standard is suitable for medium to large batches of push-through blister packs. The machine has an automatic feed, deblistering up to 60 blister packs per minute.
The Press-Out Universal and Mini Press-Out Universal utilise a unique gentle action, which makes them suitable for recovering fragile and expensive tablets and capsules from push-through and peelable child-resistant blister packs. The blister pockets are partially cut before the product is pushed out, so that the minimum force can be used. The Press-Out Universal is fully automatic and can deblister up to 50 blisters per minute, while the semi-automatic Mini Press-Out Universal can deblister up to 20 blisters per minute.
Sepha’s EZ Blister II machine is a laboratory-scale blister packer which is ideal for clinical trial batches. The EZ Blister II forms, seals and cuts to give production quality blister packs. The machine gives pharmaceutical R&D departments the flexibility to make their own blister packs rather than wait for time on the main production line, which minimises delays and allows new products to get to market sooner. It is also perfect for the manufacture of small runs, rather than setting up the full-scale production line.
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