Needle shield inspection
Top-of-the-range pharmaceutical Needle Shield suppliers supply 100% automatically vision verified Needle Shields. These packaging parts are free of visible defects and contamination. This reduces end-of-line rejects and enhances product quality and patient safety. The image below shows a side view of a Needle Shield with and without a protecting cap.
Simac provides the pharmaceutical industry with high end machine vision systems. Imaging-based automatic inspection can improve the yield in production of needle shield. It can also provide quality information for the end customer to secure a quality standard according to their needs. Our turn-key automated inspection and process control systems use multiple cameras to capture in flight image data. The system in typically placed in-line, and the results are saved per examined product.
Data will be provided on the on-board HMI and can be stored in a database according for further process analyses. Bespoke API’s are possible to connect to existing production management tools.
High speed, 100% vision inspection can detect “visible” defects even when less than 100 um in size. The high-end systems available can even detect smaller and even invisible defects that are embedded in the elastomeric rubber material of the shield.
Defects of 50x50 um in size and smaller can be accurately detected, depending on the size of the shield and the Field of view. The following image shows an example the positioning of rubber enclosures for high-speed 100% vision inspection from all sides.
Needle shield inspection systems can be provided as a turn key project, following the GAMP guidelines. As an alternative we integrate our machine vision expertise in existing product lines. This in case when space is limited or specific integration is required.
We are used to provide bespoke systems in all areas and typically our machines are installed in ISO-5 or ISO-7 cleanrooms.