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

  • EVO - blazing fast

    • High resolution and framerates in a very compact housing
    • Excellent TrueSense multitap sensors with outstanding image quality
    • Dual GigE Vision and Camera Link provide high speed and excellent timings
    • Usable for advanced Particle image Velocimetry (PIV)
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  • 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
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