The biggest problem that retains the status quo in inspection in medical production is the approach that doesn't adhere to the latest standards and developments. For many, the gold standard is manual visual inspection, or companies and their contract manufacturers using the same machines. Plus, many use the inspection machine that doesn't increase productivity but delays it instead. It's needless to mention the accuracy of those machines is questionable. As technology evolves, so does the inspection machine aspect. This post covers the five most important benefits of a high-quality inspection machine in medical production.
An automatic inspection machine is a must-have unit in companies that focus on medical production. One such machine can perform several types of inspections, and they are listed below.
Particle inspection is an integral segment in the medical, i.e., the pharmaceutical industry. The reason is simple; particle inspection directly influences the quality of medications, supplements, and other products. For quite some time, the main strategy in particle inspection has been the human eye. That said, the human eye is prone to errors. But, the increasing market demand keeps pushing for higher throughput at better quality. As a result, the human eye cannot keep with the growing demands, the productivity is lower, and quality doesn't live up to the expectations. That's where the inspection machine steps in. By automating particle inspection, the companies achieve better results, take their productivity to a new level, and maintain or increase the quality of their products.
Crack inspection is a process whose main objective is to detect irregularities on the bottom of the edges of ampoules, vials, or bottles. Cracks, scratches, and other irregularities can breach sterility and lead to contamination of the content. Of course, this can jeopardize a patient's safety. For that reason, the automated inspection machine is a must. This machine identifies these defects before they even reach the patient or customer.
The automated inspection machine also performs inspections regarding fill levels. The goal here is to ensure the level of content in a vial is optimal for the specific dosage so that patients can get the exact amounts they need, not more or less than that. The main intention here is to focus on patient safety.
Bearing in mind that the quality of the product or medication and patient safety also depends on the integrity of the packaging, the automated inspection machine also performs aluminum capping inspection. This is to ensure the maximum level of tightness and detect gaps that would jeopardize the quality of the medication. The inspection machine also detects other irregularities such as inner cap pressing, dirt, among others.
The automated inspection machine also performs an inspection of the aluminum cap with plastic on top. It inspects the quality of the aluminum caps and looks for plastic sheet defects. The machine can also detect other imperfections that would affect the quality of the medication, just as described above.
The automated inspection machine is a truly, powerful unit. Below, you can see what makes it so powerful.
Image acquisition is defined as the process of procuring images from certain sources. Medical production requires accurate images so that you get a full insight into every step of the process. As an integral component in medical production, image acquisition makes it happen. For that reason, an automated inspection machine delivers optimal image acquisition to improve the quality of the workflow.
Image processing goes hand in hand with image acquisition in medical production. After all, image acquisition is not enough. Acquired images need to be processed in order to obtain an enhanced image and extract useful information. The automated inspection machine comes with powerful image processing technology that allows you to get the most from this process and improve productivity and detection of irregularities.
The automated inspection machine also relies on a specific inspection sequence to ensure continuous workflow and accuracy. This is achieved with the use of the latest technology to allow for more convenient inspection sequencing that you can adapt to the needs of your company and its production workflow.
Like everything else in the medical industry, the automated inspection machine focuses on tech-related advancements. Many companies use these developments to integrate the latest operating system that ensures optimal speed, accuracy, and processing. The operating system is powerful enough to make medical inspection faster, but it's also easy to use.
Now that you've learned more about the benefits of an inspection machine in medical production, it's impossible not to wonder what could be the best unit of this kind. Pharmapack's PIM-72 is among the top inspection machines for more reasons than one. Below, you can see some of its main advantages.
The PIM-72 automated inspection machine comes with a real-time electric control system. That way, it's easy to get full insight into the entire process and address weaknesses. The benefits of this feature are numerous, but they primarily lead to better productivity and more thorough inspection.
As mentioned above, image acquisition is the core of medical products, and that's what inspection machine performs. What makes Pharmapack's PIM-72 machine stand out is the fact it features high-tech cameras that take the process of image acquisition to a whole new level.
Fast and accurate image acquisition is not the only benefit of the PIM-72 inspection machine. The machine also allows for quick image transmission and processing. The powerful operating system provides faster analysis and thereby makes it possible to make necessary adjustments in medical production.
The PIM-72 inspection machine comes with automatic sorting systems that allow the unit to operate at the maximal speed of 800 vials per minute and a steady speed of 600 vials per minute. The sorting systems also allow for testing for foreign matter, liquid level, impurity, and bottle body and cap to determine which bottles or vials are sent to the receiving tray of qualified products or output to the next equipment.
The quality of the PIM-72 inspection machine is not just in the operating system and performance it delivers. It's in the construction of the inspection equipment itself. The 3300kg machine with dimensions 3508mm(L) x 2125mm(W) x 2500mm(H) is sturdy and durable. The machine has stainless steel components and others made from aluminum material to ensure long use. It's also useful to mention, all materials used for making this machine are environmentally friendly and adhere to the latest standards and regulations.
As seen throughout this post, inspection machine benefits medical production in more ways than one. If you're looking for a quality unit, then Pharmapack is a great choice. We focus on innovation to ensure productivity, precision, and safety.