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PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING INSPECTION

Packaging inspection in the pharmaceutical industry is one of the main applications for low-energy X-ray systems. Vision systems have previously gained wide acceptance for industrial quality control. The present X-ray detectors with speed of up to 300 images per second allow, together with faster computers, that X-ray data is usable for the control of processes in industrial production. The starting point is the quantification of information of the X-ray images.

The incorporation of PLC-based control in the X-ray systems enables a more complex and safe online quality control.

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THE VALUE OF LOW-ENERGY X-RAY TECHNOLOGY:

The motivation for the use of low-energy X-ray systems is in this way not solely as a method for detection of foreign particles – but a more complete online quality control.

DEPENDING ON THE PRODUCT, SHAPE, SIZE, AND PACKAGING MATERIAL,
LOW-ENERGY X-RAYS CAN BE USED TO CONTROL AND MEASURE MANY DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF A PRODUCT:

  • Is the package intact?
  • Are labels placed correctly?
  • Is the package correctly closed? (is the plastic weld free of foreign particles etc.)
  • Is the product correctly placed in the package?
  • Are all units in the package?
  • Is the distance between packages/objects on the line correct?
  • Is the product correct and does it look “normal” (without flaws)?
  • Are there any foreign particles – and if so, where in the package?
  • Is there a correct amount of the product?

PHARMACEUTICAL APPLICATION EXAMPLES

The InnospeXion low-energy technology has numerous X-ray application areas.

Read more about our pharmaceutical packaging integrity application examples:

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