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Steadily Growing Demand for Ampoule Inspections

The SIGNUM ring code inspection is used on packaging and labelling machines to exclude faulty ampoules and the under-mixing of foreign preparations. The number of enquiries we receive regarding inspection solutions for ampoules is constantly increasing.

In addition to the inspection of ampoules in transparent PVC blisters and carton trays, single ampoules and mixed loads are also inspected on the lines. Both colour markings on preparations and the presence of labels can be inspected. For checking labels, the lighting setting can be specified independently. Successive object illumination takes place twice in this process. The evaluation of both images takes place in the same control step.

The SIGNUM ring code inspection software also allows the colour rings to be inspected. Different criteria of the ring code quality are taken into account, such as the number of colour rings, the ring colours, the sequence of the ring codes, the length of the entire colour ring code as well as the interruptions, widths and distances of the rings. As this software is mostly used on labelling machines, the labels are inspected before dispensing.

On the user interface, all ring code inspection systems are operated by a uniform menu structure. This allows the user to operate each system intuitively, as the menu is self-explanatory in structure, so that the operator does not need any previous knowledge and can start working after a short briefing.

The quality requirements are met by high-quality hardware components and the always up-to-date software versions, enabling the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries to carry out reliable quality controls.