By John Lewis, Market Development Manager, Cognex Corporation
As pharmaceutical manufacturers confront increased margin pressure in the coming years, they will look for new ways to lower their costs to install and maintain production lines. Having the option to choose smart camera vision systems instead of being locked into PC-based vision systems at the machine level can be a tremendous advantage that often results in a solution that’s less expensive to install, less complex to validate, and less costly to maintain.
Increasing global regulations on healthcare products have many pharmaceutical manufacturers preparing to implement serialized packaging in support of full traceability and authentication requirements. However, the traditional approach of deploying turnkey serialization solutions that integrate PC-based vision can be expensive to install, validate, and maintain.
A new leaner, more cost-effective approach to track and trace demands new technology. That’s why pharmaceutical manufacturers are increasingly opting for networked smart camera vision systems over PCbased inspection systems.