VISION INSPECTION SOLUTIONS
Our innovative, turnkey, flexible, automated vision systems have multiple applications, directly benefiting the pharmaceutical industry and its stakeholders.
A machine vision system for inspection detects defects, contaminants, functional or printing flaws, and other irregularities in manufactured products. Examples include any printed data manifest for flaws, displays to verify icons or confirm pixel presence, or touch screens to measure the level of backlight contrast.
Machine vision can also inspect products for completeness, such as ensuring a match between product and package in the food and pharmaceutical industries, and checking safety seals, caps, and rings on bottles.
Machine vision systems designed for inspection monitor the visual appearance of the observed material. Using statistical analysis, the system automatically identifies potential defects in the material’s surface and classifies the defects into groups based on similarity in contrast, texture and/or geometry.
Most machine vision systems include a library of software tools that perform different types of inspections and let you incorporate multiple inspections from captured images. The versatility and industry range of machine vision inspection can be seen in the following list of typical machine vision inspection tasks:
- Determine the position of an object, for example, to verify proper label placement
- Ensure the package integrity of medical products, such as checking that medicine vials are fully closed and secured with tamper-proof seals
- Verify that an object’s properties meet quality standards, such as the position and volume of glue beads used in automobile transmissions
- Inspect manufactured goods and identify flaws, such as surface scratches, bent needle tips, and incomplete solder traces
- Count items, such as products inside tertiary packs, bottles in a case, and components of a kit
- Check on characteristics of completed assemblies, such as the inclusion of consumer safety inserts and the completion of an assembly operation