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TCI - Tablets and Capsules Inspector
 
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TCI - Tablets and Capsules Inspector automatic

Standalone or inline high-throughput inspection machine for tablets and capsules
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MACHINE FUNCTION

MAIN CONTROLS

√ HIGH PRODUCTIVITY AND VERSATILITY

√ HMI OPERATOR PANEL

√ QUALITY AND VALIDATION

√ TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS

   

Antares Tablets and Capsules Inspector is an automatic standalone machine designed to inspect a wide range of pharmaceutical products at a high throughput with accuracy up to 50μm.

   

 

 

 

 

MACHINE FUNCTION

An eight channels rotary double-drum system handles products holding them in position by means of a vacuum system enabling the images to be acquired on the entire surface. The two drums are specially designed to handle products with no risk of damage, aligning capsules and tablets in front of the two inspection windows where the vision systems are placed.

The detection of even the smallest defect or imperfection is guaranted by 8 color high resolutions cameras that acquire up to 8 images per product. Capsules and tablets are illuminated by customized white LED illuminators using different lighting techniques (front and side light).

Defects identified on tablets and capsules include damaged edges, colour deviation, dots, dirt, uneven surfaces, cracks, dents, chips, holes, joints, coating defects, low imprint or embossed quality.

Products found to be defective following the analysis are automatically rejected by an air blow into a specific reject stainless steel container.

The active optical detector for products output verification ensures fail-safe and reliable operation on the rejected products and on the good products.

The machine is controlled via a user- friendly graphical interface on a 19” touch-screen monitor, providing simple operation for new formats creation by wizard set-up, receipts recall and all the functions for the inspection.

Ergonomic design with a small number of parts allows very fast changeover as well as easy cleaning and maintenance operations.

    

   

  

MAIN CONTROLS

  • Size discrepancies
  • Shape defects
  • Dots
  • Dirt
  • Cracks
  • Color differences
  • Embossing
  • Coating imperfections 
  • Chipped products
  • Printing
  • Holes/drill
  • Dents
  • Joints
  • Star end

 
 
HIGH PRODUCTIVITY AND VERSATILITY
  • High throughput (up to 300.000 products/hour).
  • Identification of defects up to 50μm.
  • Simple training for inspection of new products.
  • Eight channels rotary double-drum system for high quality color inspection of the entire surface with double lighting (front and side light).
  • Very low false reject rate.
  • Active optical detectors for products output verification.
  • Advanced statistical analyses with visual defect-detection feedback, and detailed reject typology to help identifying the reject causes in the upstream production process.
  • Easy cleaning and maintenance with accessible and tool-free format parts to facilitate manipulation.
  • CFR 21 Audit Trail Reports can be stored as PDF files and printed by a printer in the network.
 
 

HMI OPERATOR PANEL

  • Single touch-screen display to control all machine functions:

- all cameras check

- machine status

- formats programming

- run diagnostics

  • Industrial PC Windows OS based.
  • Easy and user-friendly graphic user interface.

 

 

QUALITY AND VALIDATION

  • Manages up to 5 user login levels.
  • FDA 21 CFR part 11 and GMP Annex 11 compliant.
  • Developed following GAMP 5 approach.

  

 
TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS