Inspection

20 Years of Inspection

Packagers improve quality assurance, productivity with automated inspection.
 
By David Vaczek, Senior Editor
In life science packaging, quality is the first priority, outweighing even economic considerations.
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Inspection Milestones

1993—Color inspection systems from scanware are integrated onto U.S.
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Advanced Machine Vision Showcased at Pack Expo Las Vegas

Cognex Corp. showcased a number of machine vision and identification systems at Pack Expo Las Vegas. The company designs, develops, manufactures, and markets devices and systems for a range of inspection, identification, and guidance applications throughout manufacturing and distribution processes.

Cognex image-based ID Readers can replace laser scanners for reading 1-D bar codes and 2-D Data Matrix codes. Cognex reports that image-based bar code reading technology offers higher read rates, longer life, and performance feedback.

Nutec Systems Introduces Lixis Vision Systems to North America

The Lixis PVS system on display at PackExpo Las Vegas is an OCR/OCV system that inspects print quality and performs character verification. Lixis PVS is the inspection unit used for serialization and track and trace projects. 

Eriez Showcases Detector Systems At PackExpo

Eriez has unveiled at PackExpo Las Vegas the new Xtreme Metal Detector. The unit surpasses previous units and competitive models alike with enhanced features, improved sensitivity, intuitive operation and exceptional reliability, the company said.

More Confident Bottle Filling

Electronic counters and vision systems address efficiency on bottle filling lines.
 
By David Vaczek, Senior Editor
Recalls due to wrong or defective pharmaceutical tablets and capsules found in bottles are not an uncommon occurrence.
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Prefilled Syringe Inspection

For automated inspection of prefilled syringes, Bosch Inspection Technology’s machine line includes the EIS A206S for inspecting glass syringes 1.0 to 3.0 ml, and the EIS 2962 for prefilled glass and plastic syringes 1.0 ml to 10 ml.
In a Q&A with PMP News, Peter Spinelli, sales director, Bosch Inspection Technology North & South America, addresses current trends in prefilled syringe inspection.
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Advanced Vision Technology Offers Auto Inspection Workflow Solution

The ZeroSet Automated Inspection Workflow makes possible universal inspection – meaning even very short runs can be automatically inspected – leading to a direct improvement in overall quality control for jobs that previously may have been left uninspected, the company said in a press release.

AVT Introduces New Hologram Inspection Solution

Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) will debut its new Hologram Inspection System at LabelExpo Europe in September in Brussels, Belgium. The 100% automatic inspection system combines traditional print inspection technologies, holographic foils inspection, and hologram print applications, the company reported in a statement.

 

Pfizer Selects Global Vision for Worldwide Inspection Support

Pfizer has selected Global Vision as its proofreading technology solution provider, the supplier reported today in a statement. Specifically, Global Vision’s text, artwork, print, and bar code inspection technologies were selected by Pfizer for worldwide deployment.

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