Case Inspection for Serialisation and Aggregation in the Pharmaceutical Industry
The CAPA CI station is used to support the manual packaging process.
With SIGNUM HR print inspection, a large number of printed images of folding boxes, bundles and shipping cartons are inspected at the station and compared with database entries.
By integrating scanwares line manager IMPERA, the data can be serialised and aggregated.
The station can also be implemented as a flexible add-on solution in bundlers and casepackers.
Highlights of the Track & Trace Case Inspection
- Fully serialisable
- Aggregation possible
- Adjustable contact edge to fix the shipping carton
- Automatic adjustment of camera and lighting module when changing positions
- High camera resolution for optimum results
- Uniform user interface, comprehensible menu navigation and convenient data input
- Modular, robust, mobile and ergonomic construction with high-quality standard components
Application Areas of the CAPA CI Track & Trace Solution
- Folding boxes
- Shipping boxes
- Readability of 1D and 2D codes such as Code 128, DataMatrix and Crypto Code
Software Features for Secure Case Inspection
All scanware systems are visualised by the scanware GUI.
Line Management controls Label Printing
At the start of the process, the IMPERA line manager sends a print job to the label printer and receives a signal when printing is complete.
Aggregation for Reliable Process Tracking
In order to make the aggregation of the data configurable, scanware uses its line manager. It manages all processes and data that occur during the aggregation process. However, the individual modules remain autonomous. Communication in each individual step always takes place directly with the line manager.
Printed labels are placed on the desired pharmaceutical products and read in by scanner. The reading is transmitted to the line manager. If the print is readable, the data units marked by the label are aggregated with the label data by the line manager and entered into the database accordingly.
Secure Verification of Data
The data is read in by the camera or hand scanner. Verification, i.e. proof of data matches, is carried out by the IMPERA manager.
These steps are independent of the number of modules. The advantage of closed systems for each module is the high flexibility of aggregation. Whether an intermediate step for bundling units or a higher-level pallet is inserted - the process is the same for scanwares IMPERA.
Long-life Hardware from Highest Quality
The drives are realised with brushless and therefore wear-free motors. The use of planetary gears ensures excellent power transmission. All components are standard parts and thus enable an efficient spare parts supply.
The housing is completely made of stainless steel. The table on which the test objects are placed is at a fixed working height.
Powerful Camera with Integrated Illumination
Depending on the size of the composites to be inspected, cameras will have a resolution of up to 29 megapixels. The illumination used is integrated as a reflected light unit in the camera housing. It is adjustable in 16 brightness levels. The lighting set for a format is stored in the format data set and is therefore reproducible.
In the case of shipping cartons with several layers of folding boxes, the height of the camera carrier is adjusted with a servo motor.
Contact Edge for Optimum Receiving Surface
In order to be able to fully capture the print images in the outer carton, the edge angle allows for optimal and central alignment of the carton under the camera.