Vision Inspection is at the heart of production in many industries, but none are as bound by regulations and compliance standards as the pharma industry. CIM delivers vision inspection solutions for some of the world’s largest pharma companies. We are highly experienced and ready to take on any challenge.
Vision Inspection solutions must be able to integrate with a variety of systems to deliver optimal performance. Our vision inspection product, CIM SPECTS, is compatible with any pre-existing system and can be customized for any purpose.
CIM SPECTS seamlessly integrates software and hardware and minimizes the risk of downtime. We support all types of assembly and packaging stations and can deliver solutions for
A CIM SPECTS solution is customized to match your needs completely, but it always includes:
A device inspection ensures that a given device looks perfect and functions correctly before it moves down the production line. CIM has developed standard solutions for device inspection that makes it easy to integrate into any line. Proper device inspection prevents any less-than-perfect products from reaching the end-user.
In a mix-up test, a camera inspects if the correct product is fed into the assembly machine and selected in the recipe. The mix-up test ensures the correct product is selected and guarantees the safety of the end-user. The test reveals if the product has the correct cap colour, cartridge, cartridge holder, motor module, or simply the correct housing.
360° vision inspection is a standard application in CIM SPECTS solutions.
It makes it possible to inspect an item from above instead of making it rotate in front of a camera (which slows line speed) or using three or four cameras to cover a 360° view. Think of a pre-printed 2D code on an injection pen, for instance. The code has to be read and tracked, but you do not know the rotational placement inside the machine. Without the 360° vision inspection technology, you would need a complicated camera set-up in the production line. With 360° vision inspection, everything is done with just one 360° vision inspection from above.
Before applying labels onto a device, a product label is fed into the assembly machine. The label holds critical data like LOT no., expiry date, and batch information. Furthermore, a customer serialization 2D code is printed on the label, which has to be read and tracked.
SPECTS includes standard inspection modules that verify variable data applied on to a label using OCR/OCV and code reading tools.
The end-user of a device (an injection pen, for instance) often makes a visual assessment of the device before using it. That is why it is crucial that the product label is placed correctly, that it is reliable, readable, and not wrinkled or folded. CIM SPECTS’ vision inspection algorithms ensure that the product label is placed correctly on the device.
For production companies, keeping track of the activities on assembly lines and packaging lines is key to staying compliant with international standards and regulations. This is especially true for the pharma industry, where the CFR 21-part 11 regulation sets high standards for electronic documentation and signatures. Failure to comply means failure to operate, and that is devastating to business. So choosing the right audit trail system is more important than ever.
CIM TRACKS acts as a smart bridge between machine components at level 1 and the Enterprise System at level3 and allows you to monitor critical parameters and perform user management much more efficiently.
Project Manager Serialization
Grundfos Production IT
Jan Rheinholdt Mohrdieck
SBS Friction A/S
Mick Pelby, Business Development Manager