Removal torque of cap from drug delivery device

The Vortex-i system has enabled us to eliminate the variability of results experienced with our previous manually-operated testing systems, allowing accurate and consistent testing of the conformance of our drug delivery systems to our stringent in-house standards.

Stephen Byrne
BD Medical - Pharmaceutical Systems

Specification

Global medical technology company Becton Dickinson (BD) needed to assess the torque required to twist off the cap of a drug delivery device.

The test is performed as a manufacturing quality control measure. The company were using a manually operated torque tester, but experienced a large variation in results due to differing testing techniques between operators.

Solution

Mecmesin supplied BD with the Vortex-i computer controlled torque measurement system. The motorised operation of the Vortex-i eliminated the anomalous variability of results, enabling the company to confidently and accurately assess the conformance of this device to their rigorous in-house test standards.

The simple and clear user interface allows BD operators to quickly and easily perform the test within their class 10000 clean room manufacturing environment.

The test data is then exported from Emperor™, the accompanying software of the Vortex-i, into Microsoft ® Excel for analysis and storage.

System

Company Info

  • Company: BD Medical Technology
  • Industry: Medical
  • Founded in 1897, BD is an innovator and leader in patient and healthcare worker safety and the technologies that enable medical research and clinical laboratories.
Company website

https://www.bd.com

Vortex-iAutomated torque tester

PC-driven
Vortex-i

The Vortex-i is a top of the range torque tester controlled by software running on a PC. Accurate, easy to use and optimised for measuring static torque up to 10 N.m.

The ultimate flexible solution for automated torque testing of a wide range of closures and components.

Vortex-i test standard featured with laptop running Emperor
Console-driven
Vortex-xt

The Vortex-xt is a multi-functional torque tester controlled by a touch-screen console. Rated up to 10 N.m it is accurate, easy to use and ideal for standalone use.

Its versatility as an automated torque tester makes it the perfect solution for routine testing of a wide range of closures and components.

Vortex-xt test standard featuring integrated touchscreen console

The Vortex-i is a top of the range torque tester controlled by software running on a PC. Accurate, easy to use and optimised for measuring static torque up to 10 N.m.

The ultimate flexible solution for automated torque testing of a wide range of closures and components.

 

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