Semi-automatic inspection machines for vials, ampoules, cartridges and syringes – visual quality control of pharmaceuticals.
Meet the highest quality standards in your pharmaceutical production with our semi-automatic inspection machines. Vials (both liquid and lyophilised), ampoules, cartridges and syringes can be visually inspected at speed.
Find flaws, defects, particles and cosmetic defects at pace, providing a convenient support for high throughput operator inspection. Stringent quality control standards can be guaranteed and inspection completed faster than manual inspection.
Our semi-automatic inspection machines are designed from the bottom up for medical device and pharmaceutical GMP compliance. We provide the full validation paperwork, as well as adherence to 21CFR Part 11 where applicable.
Flexible feeding options providing inspection for many different containers shapes and sizes. Ampoules, vials, cartridges, bottles and syringes with volumes from 0.5 to 1000ml can be inspected.
Our designs put the operator first. Maximum support and exceptional ergonomic design provide an easy-to-use operator experience. Prevent fatigue and allow the quick inspection of batches. Latest generation lighting systems reduce eye strain.
Explore some of the key features and benefits of our semi-automatic inspection machines for pharmaceutical quality control
Quick and precise operator detection can be achieved for a number of safety critical and quality factors including:
Contamination and debris particulate
Coating fragments in motion or adhering to the bottom/sidewall
Air bubbles or inconsistences
Major flaws and catastrophic defects
Visual defects in primary containers
Glass and metallic particles
Microscopic cracks, inclusions in the glass or polymer
Safeguard your production and provide customer assurance that your pharmaceutical products are delivered with 100% confidence in quality checking.
The inspection booth is ergonomically designed for an operator to set the magnifying lens at the optimum height for their inspection needs. A magnifying lens, combined with special LED lighting and polarising filters allows finite detection of failures, while at the same time examining the entire surface for cosmetic defects. Identify defects at the bottom of containers, sidewalls and cap using adjustable mirrors.
A combination of lighting techniques offers the best possibility of identifying failures. Particles are easily distinguished through the Tyndall effect (light scattering by particles), where particulates “glow” from the light refraction. Particulates, fibres and inclusions are seen through the use of both the light background from the backlight and the dark background of the rollers.
A smooth product in-feed on a continuously moving conveyor allows the containers to move lightly into the moving dial plate, reducing glass breakages, and increasing productivity. Vials, ampoules and containers can be brought to the machine on trays for easy transition onto the conveyor.
Servo-driven fast-moving pre-rotation rotates the containers, creating a whirling effect so that particles begin spinning. Products are conveyed through the inspection booth in a continuously moving transport system, consisting of a drive chain system with rollers. Each roller is easily removed, allowing the inspection of a wide range of diameters. Each shaft roller rotates on two precision bearing assemblies. The ergonomic rollers are inclined at an angle to make viewing simple for the operator.
Easy, robust tracking of rejected containers as they pass through to the outfeed reject area. The operator views the current container as it passes the magnifying lens. If the operator detects a reject, they “mark” the container with a touch interface under the moving conveyor system. An LED feedback bar provides a complete overview of the marked containers with a coloured light marker.
A modern touch-screen HMI allows simple selection of product-specific recipes, automatic switching and tool change requirements for different batches. Allow rapid changeover and continuous quality inspection.
Syringe inspection on injectable liquids using IVS semi-automatic machines provides continuous motion with the addition of an inverter unit to allow syringes to move into the inspection zone in the correct orientation. This allows particles caught in the head to fall back into the main syringe body, providing robust inspection processes. The syringes are agitated by a set of “flickers” to encourage the movement of debris into the central zone. Guarantee your syringe production quality with IVS semi-automatic inspection solutions. Optional denesters are also available for gentle syringe handling.
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Patient safety starts at the very beginning of the manufacturing chain. During the production of primary packaging for pharmaceutical products it is imperative that automated technology monitors pharmaceutical quality control and pharmaceutical quality assurance in a reliable and cost-effective way. Automated visual inspection offers the ability to check vial, container, syringe and ampoule quality during this process.
Critical production of pharmaceutical primary containers must meet rigorous quality and regulatory standards. Vial filling and packaging manufacturing process must be carried out in clean room conditions, with semi-automatic and automated inspection a key part of the production process – everything from pre-filling to filling, closing, and packaging of the product. Defects can be found and rejected at source using IVS vision solutions.
Latest generation, Ai-enabled vision solutions from Industrial Vision Systems use sophisticated algorithms and high-resolution sensors to reliably defect flaws and defects at speed, keeping your false rejects to a minimum. Defective vials and caps are screened at an early stage to prevent further added value to a defective container. Quickly detect unwanted process changes and reject product.
Our solutions are designed according to GAMP & FDA guidelines. GMP-compliant audit trails and user administration fully complies with CFR 21 Part 11. Our GAMP packages provide a proven, simplified route for the accelerated execution of the complete qualification process. We following the standard International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) guidelines. Allow IVS to take care of the validation of inspection machine, leaving your engineers to get on with their own busy schedules. By using original IVS validation services, manufacturers can ensure that their quality inspection machine are tested and proven to the highest standard in a timely and cost-effective manner.