How to select a vendor for heat sealers for medical pouches
With so many types of heat sealers and ancillary features available today, the process of choosing for the right vendor can seem a bit daunting. Here are the key capabilities you need to look for:
First, it’s important to find a heat sealer vendor that has the ability to customize their equipment to meet your specific medical pouch sealing needs. Look for a company that can handle the design engineering in house so that they can tailor a solution to fit your production flow.
Second, it’s critical for you to find a heat sealer vendor that understands the industry requirements of validation and package testing. They should also be involved at the industry level through ASTM, AAMI, and other organizations such as the IoPP medical packaging subcommittee. The vendor you choose needs to understand not only where the industry is today, but also where it’s going, so that you can rest assured that you are getting the most up to date technology to meet your needs.
Third, look for a heat sealer vendor that has a strong field service engineering team. They need to be able to handle both remote and on-site service support, regardless of where your packaging operations are located throughout the world. Look for a vendor that will partner with you as your equipment supplier, complete with a field service engineering network that offers rapid support for all your medical pouch heat sealing needs.