Inspection Technology

Welcome to the world of
Inspection Technology

Inspection is a key quality safeguard for pharmaceuticals, and contributes significantly to patient safety. It also helps to improve the entire production process.

Pharmaceutical manufacturers must pay attention to sterile filling and material integrity to ensure the highest product safety. The containers run through many different stages, i.e. washing, siliconizing, sterilizing, filling and closing. They are exposed to different temperatures, pressures, and high-speed movements. This is where inspection technology comes into play.

APPLICATION KNOW-HOW FOR AN EXTENSIVE PRODUCT RANGE

Ampoules and pipettes

One single technology is not sufficient to inspect all drugs at the highest standards. Key is to find the most suitable technology for your container type and product.

  • Visual inspection expertise

    Innovative and highly accurate inspection: Camera-based inspection

    Our high-resolution camera systems are robust devices for detection of cosmetic defects and particles in low- to high-viscosity products.

    Reliable and easy to validate: Static division (SD) technology

    A light transmission-based method for moving particle inspection in liquid products.

  • Difficult to inspect products

    Challenging product characteristics

    Some products limit the ability to detect particles. They require advanced know-how and technology.

  • Artificial Intelligence applied to visual inspection

    Far more than a vision

    How can Artificial Neural Network algorithms optimize your inspection results?

    VALIDATED

    • System ready for qualification
    • Already in use in manufacturing line


    EFFECTIVE

    • Detection rates up to 100 %
    • False reject rates down to 0 %


    SIMPLE

    • Seamless integration into vision system
    • Only 3 vision tools per recipe


    ECONOMICAL

    • Less machine idle time for recipe tuning
    • Potentially millions of dollar in annual savings

     

  • Container closure integrity testing

    Container leaks might lead to a change in the active pharmaceutical ingredient: drugs can lose their efficacy or lead to unexpected side effects.

    Container defects:

    Graphic container defects

    Laser-based headspace analysis

    Measurement of absorption by oxygen and/or moisture molecules to detect permanent and temporary leaks.

    • Very gentle, non-destructive measuring method
    • Preferred technology for products filled under vacuum or inert gas

    High voltage leak detection

    This container closure integrity testing is based on electrical conductivity measurements. High voltage is applied across the containers filled with conductive liquids. An elevated electrical current indicates a leak.

    • Reliable leak testing even for filling products with low conductance and minimal contents
    • Holistic measuring system to cover the whole container surface
    Ampoule processing
  • Combined machine platforms

    Profit from our modular machine concept

    We combine visual inspection and container closure integrity testing on one platform.

Contact

Ralf Weihbrecht

Get in touch with an expert

We´re looking forward to find the suitable inspection solution for your product. Please contact:

Ralf Weihbrecht
Sales Director Inspection Technology and Secondary Packaging
Phone: +49 7151 14-2489

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