JAI CCD/CMOS cameras for pharmaceutical inspection:The pharmaceutical industry is continuously concerned with meeting international regulations and optimizing patient safety via reliable quality assurance routines during production of pills and liquid medicines.
For prescription medicines, a wrong quantity unit, a wrong content, or a mistake on a medicine label can have serious consequences for the patient. To optimize quality, safety and production line efficiency, most pharmaceutical companies apply machine vision systems in their production lines.
JAI’s reliable camera technology is ideal for a wide range of pharmaceutical production line inspection applications such as fluid fill levels and detection of foreign particles in vials/ampoules, completeness of coatings on pills, verification of blister pack contents, completeness of syringes and pack contents, as well as validation of various label information/bar codes on medicine bottles and packs.
From our high-speed color line scan cameras for rapid inspection of pills, powders, or tablets; to our multi-spectral technology for blister-pack inspection; to our UV-sensitve cameras for reading "invisible" lot numbers or observing crystal growth during new drug discovery, JAI provides a wide range of advanced imaging products for use in pharmaceutical applications.
Application examples:Pharmaceutical inspection: To optimize quality, safety and production line efficiency as well as minimizing recall costs, pharmaceutical companies must today apply machine vision systems in their production systems - both in bulk inspection and single line inspection.JAI has a range of cameras that are ideal for a wide range of pharmaceutical production line inspection applications. Among the applications are color verification of mixed powders, completeness and precise color check of coatings on pills/tablets, verification of blister pack content, as well as validation of various color label information/bar codes on medicine bottles and medicine packs to verify that they correspond to defined production specifications.Bulk pill inspection: To prevent material loss, many pharmaceutical production facilities perform bulk inspection of pills prior to the packaging process in blister packages. With multiple cameras the bulk flow of pills can be visually inspected on all sides and any broken or wrong colored pills/tablets can be rejected before packaging. With the AT-030MCL’s advanced 3-CCD color detection technology even subtle color variations can be detected. Blister pack inspection: Today, it is quite common for pharmaceutical companies to outsource manufacturing and packaging. These manufacturing/packaging facilities are running a large variety of products with frequent line changes. This increases the risk of cross-contamination with other pills, having similar shape and color appearance.
JAI's AT-030MCL is the ideal camera for blister pack inspection at fast conveyer belt speeds. Inspection includes broken tablets, foreign tablets, missing tablet and/or color defects. With the AT-030MCL’s very precise color detection, even subtle color variations can be identified and rejected before final packaging, avoiding the mixing of any pills or tablets from previous production runs.
Medicine ampoule inspection: Ampoules can be inspected for correct fill level, foreign particles and color correctness of the content.Industrial CCD/CMOS cameras for pharmaceutical inspection:JAI supplies a range of CCD/CMOS industrial cameras suitable for pharmaceutical inspection. Among the ideal cameras are:
CM-140GE-UV1.4-megapixel ÚV-sensitive CCD camera.
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