Syringe production is done on high-performance machines at cycle rates up to 600 syringes per minute. At these cycle rates, the purpose of automatic syringe inspection is to check correct assembly, labeling and filling, as well as to ensure traceability. Smart cameras are mainly used for this, and are delivered in a stainless steel design for usage in the isolator. The design is both application-specific and adapted to the practical possibilities for integration in the machine.
Visualization and operation are usually done centrally on the OCTUMISEr user interface, which is installed either on an individual stainless steel computer, or on the customer's HMI system.
Typical examples of inspection in syringe production are:
- Mounting dimensions
- Plunger assembly
- Misalignment of syringe tops
- Spalling on the finger flange
- LLA inspection
- Syringe length
- Position and printing of labels
- Reading codes
- Completeness in the syringe nest
The purpose of these inspections is to detect defects at an early stage in the machine, thereby avoiding error propagation and any further processing of faulty components. This prevents downtimes cause by a defective product, thereby increasing the efficiency of the machine.
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