Integrated documentation and labelling system for industry VeriDoc-I
You have questions about our products? We are always happy to help.
Give us a call or send us an email:
T +49 (0) 6261 9770-0
The centre piece of the VeriDoc system is the new PrintBox by hawo. Using this compact print server, the data read by the ValiScan barcode scanner (hawo IntelligentScan Technology) is transmitted to the ValiPrint label printer and printed. No additional computer peripheral equipment is required to record important packaging information and print it onto a label.
Integrating all packaging systems
Regardless of whether it’s sealable pouches and reels, wrappable sterilization sheets or reusable containers, this system assists medical professionals meet the packaging control and requirements. It includes sterilization inspection using a process indicator along with formal approval as well as documentation for the patient’s file. After the required visual inspection of the packaging, the system is informed whether or not it has passed. Depending on the result of the visual inspection, a label is printed with the corresponding note. The packaging may not be used if an error is detected. All required information such as batch number, name of the packer, product information or various expiry dates is simply transferred to the PrintBox via the easy-to-use ValiScan barcode scanner and an individualized barcode list. This information including the expiry date is printed on the packaging label when it has passed a visual inspection. After the instrument has been used, the label can be removed from the packaging system and placed in the patient’s file. Other barcodes with batch numbers or batch numbers generated by external systems (e.g. washer-disinfector or sterilizer) can be converted to a barcode readable by the ValiScan barcode scanner via the supplied software or using a smartphone app. This information is then automatically assigned to the batch symbol on the label and printed.
- No additional computer peripheral equipment required to record important packaging information
- Integrated documentation and labelling system
- Perfect addition to existing sealing devices
- hawo IntelligentScan Technology
In particular in relation to the packaging of medical products that are sterilised inside the packaging, the processes relating to EN ISO 11607-2 must be validated. During sealing or welding, the critical process parameters must be checked routinely. Further routine checks include the testing systems such as the hawo ink test (penetration test) and the sealing seam strength tests. Only by following this reprocessing sequence and by using professional heat sealers to seal as well as professional packaging material can the sterility up to the point of use be guaranteed.
The international packaging standard ISO 11607-2 as well as the Technical Specification draft CEN ISO/TS 16775 explain how packaging processes should be validated. The international packaging validation guideline gives guidance how to validate packaging processes. During the validation of the heat sealing process the optimum sealing temperature of the packaging materials used has to be evaluated and established. At this temperature, the process then has to deliver optimum seal seams that are strong enough and peelable.
Professional heat sealing equipment for closing sealable pouches and reels (preformed sterile barrier systems) are essential for this. hawo therefore offers sealing devices whose processes can be validated according to ISO 11607-2. The models marked with ‘V’ feature an integrated function for regulating and monitoring process parameters – the ‘V’ is the key! Sealing devices from hawo therefore guarantee efficient and reproducible packing, even for large volumes of packaging.
- IQ Installation Qualification: essential information is checked according to a checklist (e.g. the sealing device is compliant to ISO 11607-2)
- OQ Operational Qualification: the optimal sealing temperature has to be established
- PQ Performance Qualification: determination of the seal strength at the optimal sealing temperature determined in the OQ (after sterilisation)