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In Search of the Best Leak Test for Blisters

Many pharmaceuticals today are manufactured in blister packs. They do a very good job of preventing moisture from penetrating sensitive medications today. However, because some newer medications on the market (like hormone drugs) can easily break down, blister packing is under more scrutiny, and the need for a better leak test for blisters is important. In fact, blue dye testing, which is still common, may not be sufficient anymore. Let’s check out the current problems with this method and explore some solutions. What is the Blue Dye Method? The concept behind blue dye testing is simple. The tested places a blister pack inside a chamber with liquid dye and a vacuum is applied. The vacuum is then released as the materials return to normal atmospheric pressure. The tester carefully inspects the packs to see if any of the blue dye made its way inside the packaging. Problems with Blue Dye Leak Test for Blisters One of the biggest concerns with the blue dye test is possible tampering with the results. For example, after removing the vacuum, the materials have so much time to absorb the dye, and the system works on a timer. However, as soon as the vacuum is gone, the tester could manually remove the pack, so no dye enters. This could give false results. There’s another problem with the dye test. It’s not accurate enough. In other words, even if the dye can’t enter the packaging, smaller things like contaminating gasses still could. The Solution Many companies today are turning to a mass flow leak test for blisters. Mass flow testing doesn’t rely on dyes and can measure exactly how much air is escaping a package. This method is more accurate and reliable, and the testing procedure is quick. It can also measure both flow and leaks. Be the first to like. Like...

Picking the Right Table Lamp

Table lamps are both functional and fashionable. Choosing the right lamps for your room can be fun, especially if you like to mix styles and designs. Below are a few table lamp options to add to your list when you are ready to go shopping for your next lighting piece. Location Decide where your table lamp will go into your room. Determine when the lamp is on the table how tall you would like for it to fit. Make sure not to go too tall or too short. If your table is tall already, choosing a tall lamp to place on top of it will create an odd look and the light will not properly illuminate the room. A too short lamp will look like a miniature version of what you intended the lamp to be. Color Scheme Next, decide what color scheme you are going for. A lamp base has many options and finishes to choose from. Brass, silver and gold are popular choices. There are more dramatic looks as well if you prefer a bolder choice. There are clear lamp bases as well as bright colors and strong designs. Choose a style you would prefer and like to look at for years to come. Lamp Shade Choosing a lamp shade to coordinate with your base is key. If you choose a larger base, make sure you go for an equally large lamp shade. If you are needing a smaller table lamp for your room, choose a shade that won’t swallow up and hide the base when it is put on. Select a color that compliments the base. Two clashing colors will create a harsh effect. You want to go for a more cohesive look, so they look like a true pair. Lighting stores that carry both lamp shades and lamps in Chicago can help you create the...

How are Medical Device Packages Tested?

It is necessary that packages used for various medical devices meet certain standards. The most important factor that must be met when it comes to medical device packaging is sterility, which has to be maintained and ensured during the storage and distribution process. This ensures the product can be used efficiently and safely down the road. As a result, there are stringent medical device package testing procedures that must be used to ensure medical device manufacturers are in compliance with the packaging requirements. Distribution Simulation This medical device package testing process focuses on the effectiveness of the packaging used to withstand the most common shipping and distribution hazards. In addition to the normal wear and tear that occurs during the shipping process, the integrity of the package has to be maintained during any type of accident that may occur including boxes dropped by forklifts. In addition to being dropped, packaging must also stand up to low pressure, stacking tests, vibration tests and atmospheric conditioning tests. Stability Testing Various medical packages also have to be tested for stability to make sure that the products remain effective, sterile and safe for at least the length of the posted shelf life. To determine this, real time medical device package testing is used. However, because of the fact that medical technology evolves so quickly, there are some product distributors that utilize accelerated aging tests. This is something a manufacturer has to get approval for in order to utilize the results that are gathered. There is no question that medical device package testing is a crucial part of distributing medical supplies. Keeping the information here in mind will help manufacturers understand what requirements must be met in order to avoid costly recalls on their products. The testing ensures integrity of the product from beginning to end. Be the first to like. Like...

Should You Purchase RF Test Equipment?

Testing equipment is a challenge for any OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) or for companies that are hired to do contract work on the part of a project as a contract manufacturer or part supplier. This is particularly true with specialized systems such as RF test equipment. The problem with testing equipment is that it isn’t something that either of these two types of companies is going to use on an ongoing basis. While it is critical and a necessary part of design and prototype development, it is not going to be equipment that is used after the product is tested and is through into full-scale production. The Problems There are three unique problems with making a purchase of RF test equipment. Considering how to address these three problems will help to show the value in an alternative option, which is to rent the equipment for the period of the test and then return it when finished. Unless your engineers and in-house design and development team are familiar with the different RF test equipment on the market, simply making the choice of which system to purchase is going to be time-consuming. This is a time that could be spent on actual development. Price and budget factors will always be an issue if you buy. This is not low-cost equipment and, if you aren’t sure what you need in the way of testing, you can easily find the sales rep will upsell you on the model. This not only results in a higher cost but equipment that may be more complex and challenging to operate than you need. Finally, there is the issue of what to do with the equipment after testing. Trying to sell it yourself is going to take time, effort and lot of emails and phone calls. Simply storing the equipment can even be a challenge as it...

Sell Used Cell Phones for Cash

Have you considered trying to sell used cell phones for cash? Chances are you have looked at different methods other people have done for getting rid of used cell phones and other electronic devices. Perhaps, you have even tried some of those methods but they did not offer a descent amount of cash. If you have a pile of old phones laying around do not waste your time with other companies, sell your used cell phones online, the easy way. You will get the cash amount you deserve and help the environment. How to Recycle Your Used Cell Phone If you are interested in recycling your used cell phone, then you want to sell used phones to a recycling enterprise. By opting to do this you can benefit in two ways. The first way is you will receive money for your used cell phone and secondly you are helping the environment. By having your phone recycled instead of tossing it into the garbage and it ending up in an overfilled landfill. The procedure is easy because you can do this online. Enter the model of your used cell phone and you will get the best rate possible for your phone. It doesn’t even matter if it works or not, they will still offer you money for it. Once you agree to the quote they mention you will receive packing material for your phone. Then set up a schedule you would like them to pick it up. After they have your used cell phone the money will be put into your bank account the same day. Benefits of Selling Your Used Cell Phones There are several benefits of selling used cell phones online from a reputable recycling enterprise. One of the benefits is, you will be helping the environment by keeping electronic devices out of landfills and harming the environment....

5 Tips to Make Your Batteries Last

 Whether you drive a car, golf cart or bike, you’ve got battery problems to deal with. So here are a few tips to ensure it lasts you a long time. Don’t drive until it dies When it comes to driving a car or golf car or even bike, it’s smart to never drive until your car or motorcycle dies on you. This will damage your battery over time, which can lead to premature battery failure and even more costs since you’ll have to replace your battery much, much sooner than you expected. Never skip those inspections Inspect your batteries closely regularly. This helps you keep an eye out for any signs of trouble. And if you do find the first signs of trouble? You can nip those in bud right away. By solving small problems before they turn into bigger ones, you save yourself a lot of time, trouble and expense later on. Don’t run the radio after you’re done Much like not leaving your radio after your engine is turned off, says NAPA Autopro, it’s also a bad habit to let the radio run when you aren’t driving the golf cart any longer. Both practices can lead to huge problems for your battery. Tune-ups are essential Maintenance service also helps keep your battery in shape to make sure it won’t die out on you any time soon. So do your best to keep up with those tune-ups. That’s the best way to keep your battery’s on-road performance at a high. Regular Use Long periods of inactivity can kill your battery. If you want to make sure your alternator is charged regularly and to the fullest, drive your cart, motorcycle or car over long distances, depending on the vehicle you’ve got. Driving them helps keep your battery charged and active so you won’t have to worry about your motorcycle,...

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