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Imaging Solutions in Pharma Production

Counterfeit-proof medicines

Pharma production is a special case within industry: faulty production or labelling in most cases leads to direct bodily injury and loss of life. Automated production is designed to ensure that medication is produced correctly. Of course, it is necessary to monitor such production with the help of visual automated processes. Cameras constantly check the purity of input materials, the composition of ingredients and the correct dosage, and the blistering for packaging.

During packaging, complex track-and-trace systems ensure that medication can be traced and tracked from the input materials through to production and to the pharmacy – and once again, cameras check the correct packaging at each distribution stage. Image processing reads the product and batch numbers, expiry dates and then compares the visually captured information against the database entries.

SVS-Vistek cameras have been monitoring medication production many years and ensure first-rate pharma quality.

That's what matters

High speed

Cameras from SVS-Vistek feature fast state-of-the-art sensors and high-performance interfaces. They can be found in many monitoring systems that are used in pharmaceutical production.

Focusable systems

There is a trend in tracking and tracing towards more flexible, higher-resolution systems. The EXO with its GenICam liquid lens control or the Tracers with their focus and zoom capabilities are well-suited for this purpose.

Typical fields of application & suitable cameras

PIV - particle image velocimetry

  • 4 integrated LED controllers
  • integrated sequencer
  • safe trigger technology
  • burst mode technology
  • programmable logic control

EXO – the integrator´s camera

  • Latest sensor technology from Sony, On Semi and CMOSIS
  • Excellent thermal design for best image uniformity
  • Machined housing for mechanical robustness and thermal performance
  • 3A max integrated 4-channel GenICam strobe controller
  • available with GigE Vision, Camera Link or USB3 interface
  • extended temperature range

Case Studies

Black industrial camera from the EXO series from SVS-Vistek looks at a blue and white pharmaceutical packaging with Braille
Pharma productionPrint image inspection

Every Braille dot is crucial

Braille is enormously important for people with visual impairments, especially when identifying medicines. With the DotScan inspection system based on industrial cameras and lenses from SVS-Vistek, in-situ ensures error-free Braille on pharmaceutical packaging.


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