Antares Vision
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BFC - Blister Filling Control
 
The solution for total blister inspection
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BFC, designed by Antares Vision for the inspection and correct filling of pharmaceutical blisters, is the result of the experience and the ten-year partnership between IMA, world leader in the design and production of blistering machine, and the worldwide pharmaceutical industry.

 

The system removes the risk of intermingling, vagrants and/or excess products, as it inspects the complete blister surface, including the part outside of the pocket.

 

The processing power of the unit allows for an extremely accurate control, whose speed is faster than every other blistering machine available on the market: production efficiency is therefore always guaranteed.

 

BFC can be integrated with all classic controls along the line, TLC on the lidding foil and/or PQC (BarCode Reader and OCV/OCR) on leaflets, cartons and labels, and Box Checking for correct case-packing verification, as well as the Antares Tracking System for the production traceability.

 

IT WORKS WITH ANY KIND OF CAPSULE AND TABLET

The system can be used with all sorts of solid product such as:

  • tablets
  • capsule mono and bi-color
  • hard and soft gelatines
  • printed and embossed products
 
 

IT WORKS WITH ANY KIND OF SUPPORT MATERIAL

  • transparent PVC
  • colour PVC
  • opaque PVC
  • polypropylene, PVDC, alu-alu
  • iImproved algorithms to manage the low contrast with white products on white PVC. 
  • optimized compensation of the image in case of support deformation (chewing-gum effect). 

 

 

PERFORMED CONTROLS

With intermittent or continuous motion machines the security controls performed by the BFC include:

 

  • counting
  • color correctness
  • geometry accuracy (area, contour, major/minor axis)
  • shape accuracy
  • the detection of spots or marks
  • the detection of cracks and breaks
  • mix-up, vagrant or extra products

 

 

SMART AND EFFICIENT FEATURES

  • Simple and fast auto-learning procedure: the software guides the operator along the phases of format creation.
  • An automatic self-tuning procedure optimizes illuminator set up, product colour selection and pocket position detection.
  • Presence of text on capsules or tablets do not affect the control.
  • Easy and user-friendly graphic user interface based on stand-alone 15” touch screen display or directly integrated in the machine HMI.
  • Automatic threshold tuning: analysing the last found errors, the software automatically adapts the acceptance thresholds, thus minimizing false rejects while keeping utmost control reliability.
  • Advanced statistical analyses with detailed reject typology to help detecting the reject causes in the upstream production process.
  • Easy cleaning procedure: lighting system can be easily lifted to allow easy access to the formed foil.
  • The highest reliability is ensured by image processing performed with real time-embedded technology and by the total absence of critical components such as hard disks.

 

 


 

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