Defects in pharmaceutical or food containers can result in loss of integrity, leakage of the contents and/or contamination of the contents of the container. It is highly desirable, and a requirement of many health authorities, that such containers are defect-free and that suppliers of such products have installed adequate quality control procedures to ensure that, as far as possible, such containers are defect-free.
INSPECTION OF DEFECTS IN GLASS CONTAINERS
Our solution for the detection of defects in glass containers covers all key types of defects: cracks, holes, air bubbles in material, scratches, and chipped walls. It can be applied to food glass containers as well as transparent pharmaceutical containers. Typical pharmaceutical containers are transparent vials, syringe barrels, ampoules, and the like. The food industry makes extensive use of glass containers such as bottles and storage jars.
INSPECTION OF CANS
During the production process, cans incur various damages which appear unappealing to consumers or can even result in the loss of integrity of a can. Our solution inspects the 3D shape of a can for dents or twisted edges and, optionally, also the labels on a can.
INSPECTION OF NATURAL ATMOSPHERE SEALED FOIL TRAYS
Some ready-to-eat meals are packaged in trays that are sealed with loose foil without a modified atmosphere, which prevents the application of standard seal integrity inspection methods such as gas sniffers or pressure testers. Our solution enables the inspection of seal integrity on trays with loose foil and a natural atmosphere filling.