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VITRONIC to Present Inspection Systems for Healthcare at Industry Forum in Washington D.C.

• Expansion of presence in US market
• Visual inspection systems ensure reliable patient care

Washington D.C., USA April 18, 2019 – VITRONIC will present its comprehensive portfolio of solutions for medical and pharmaceutical production processes at the PDA Visual Inspection Forum in Washington D.C. The leading company in industrial machine vision is also a sponsor of the event that spotlights current trends in the visual inspection industry. One key topic of the forum this year is the life cycle of optical inspections and their contributions to quality risk management. The forum will be accompanied by an exhibition that features the most recent developments in commercial inspection hardware.

“The event is extremely important to us because we want to expand our business in the pharmaceutical industry, in particular in the areas of sales and service,” explains Michael Schindler, President VITRONIC Machine Vision Ltd. USA. “Many of our automatic visual inspection systems, especially those designed for the inspection of vials are being used in the United States today.”

Presentation on particle detection in IV bags

Patient safety is VITRONIC’s top priority. Therefore, the machine vision expert will place particular focus on particle detection in infusion solutions at the industry forum. In a poster presentation with multiple sessions on both days of the event, VITRONIC will present the specific challenges within this area of application and the company’s solutions for the reliable and efficient inspection of IV bags. These solutions use a verification symbol to identify the smallest particles, even those hidden by imprints on the bag.

Reliable inspection methods for difficult-to-inspect products

One of the biggest challenges when inspecting products during the pharmaceutical filling and packaging process are products deemed diffi-cult to inspect. These are containers that make optical inspection signifi-cantly more difficult due to their geometries, size, and material charac-teristics. In particular, IV bags used for the parenteral administration of liquid drugs and blood transfusions make it difficult to reliably identify hidden particles because of their relative size, irregular shape, and large imprinted areas. The VINSPEC HEALTHCARE machine vision system can reliably identify misprinted IV bags, as well as those with even the smallest particles, and automatically sort them out. As early on as the bag production process, VITRONIC’s solution can reliably inspect the products for cosmetic defects, such as defective crimping.

VITRONIC’s innovative technology will be on display April 23-24 at the PDA Forum in Washington D.C., booth 111.

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