INTERPHEX Japan took place in Tokyo at the beginning of July. The international trade fair for the development and manufacturing of pharmaceuticals is the leading event of its kind in Asia. VITRONIC and its sales partner Unitechnology were represented at the booth of the Japanese machine manufacturer KT. MFG. Co., Ltd, where the exhibits included VITRONIC’s innovative optical inspection system for inspecting the crimping on pharmaceutical vials.

Markus Maurer VITRONIC
Japan is of particular interest to us as it is the world’s third largest pharmaceutical market after the USA and China. In addition, huge levels of investment are going into research and development work there. With VINSPEC HEALTHCARE, we offer a comprehensive portfolio comprising quality and assembly inspections as well as track and trace solutions for pharmaceutical packaging processes.
Markus Maurer Sales Manager

360-degree inspections of the crimping

The presentation of VITRONIC’s optical inspection system at the KT. MFG booth was met with great interest by Japanese medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers. The main point of focus was a 360-degree vision sensor developed by VITRONIC, which makes it possible to seamlessly inspect the crimping and cap on pharmaceutical vials. This ensures perfect product quality until use for the patient.

During INTERPHEX, numerous Japanese medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers obtained information about use cases for vial inspection. Lively discussions took place between the booth visitors and several packaging samples were provided for which VITRONIC will create inspection feasibility studies. “We were delighted to receive such a positive response”, summarizes Maurer. “We want to further expand our presence in Japan in close cooperation with our partner Unitechnology.”

A VITRONIC demo system for inspecting crimping quality has been installed in a KT. MTG showroom near Tokyo since April this year.


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