The worst thing that can happen on a pharmaceutical production line is a mix-up, i.e. either the product or the ID code is not what it should be. Machine vision systems are able to ensure that this type of failure never happens by reliably performing quality control tasks and by ensuring product traceability.
The pharmaceutical market is one of the most demanding and sensitive markets for the entire packaging industry because of high quality requirements. Both products and production systems must meet the current local and international directives and standards. Complete product traceability is of particularly high importance. For one pharmaceutical company based in Northern Germany, image processing using Cognex In-Sight® vision systems and VisionPro® software has become an essential part of their efforts to ensure effective quality control, process optimization and product traceability.