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.

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 Deputy Sales Director at VITRONIC

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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VITRONIC is a world leader in industrial machine vision. The owner-managed group of companies develops innovative products and customized solutions in the growth industries of automation, healthcare, photovoltaics, logistics automation, body scanning solutions, and traffic technology.

With over 35 years of experience, VITRONIC offers a unique portfolio of systems and software for image and sensor-based quality inspection, identification, traffic monitoring, and toll collection. Customers include renowned companies such as B.Braun, BMW, Daimler, DHL, UPS, Toll Collect, Fresenius, and Sanofi, as well as government agencies and public authorities.

VITRONIC systems play a major role in ensuring the highest levels of quality and efficiency in the production processes of the automobile, photovoltaic, and pharmaceutical industries.

In logistics centers and cargo airports worldwide, VITRONIC's Auto-ID solutions efficiently capture and integrate shipment data and ensure the transparent flow of packages.

In the traffic technology sector, VITRONIC offers high-performance technologies to increase road safety, improve traffic flow and secure tolling revenue.

Since its founding in 1984, VITRONIC has grown continuously, and currently has over 1,000 employees.  It is represented in four continents and in over 80 countries. VITRONIC supports its international customers through its subsidiaries in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, as well as through a global network of sales and service partners.

VITRONIC systems are developed and manufactured at the company's headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany. In 2020, the Group’s total revenue was 152,5 million Euros.

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