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. Many of our automatic visual inspection systems, especially those designed for the inspection of vials are being used in the United States today.
Michael Schindler President VITRONIC Machine Vision Ltd. USA

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 difficult to inspect. These are containers that make optical inspection significantly more difficult due to their geometries, size, and material characteristics. 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 thePDA Forum in Washington D.C., booth 111.


VITRONIC is the world's leading innovation driver for industrial image processing, enabling its customers to master the challenges of tomorrow.  

The owner-managed group of companies develops forward-looking solutions in the form of specialized products and software for image-based quality inspection, identification and process optimization, ​​which find application in the growth sectors of automation and traffic engineering. 

VITRONIC solutions make an important contribution to helping shape a safe and sustainable world. The existing limits of what is economically feasible are constantly being questioned in order to achieve the highest quality and productivity, for example in the production of automotive and pharmaceutical companies. Worldwide, Auto-ID solutions in logistics centers and at cargo airports, take over the reliable and efficient recording of shipments and thus ensure a transparent flow of goods.  

In the transport sector, VITRONIC offers leading technology for increased safety on the roads, for optimizing traffic flow and for recording road usage.  

Open and honest dealings with our customers form the foundation for jointly exploiting technological and process potential to the full. Joint success forms the basis of long-term cooperation with companies such as B. Braun, BMW, Daimler, DHL, UPS, Toll Collect, Fresenius and Sanofi as well as with public clients. 

Since its foundation in 1984, VITRONIC has been growing continuously for almost 40 years. The current annual turnover (2022) is 208 million EURO and the company is currently represented on five continents in over 80 countries with 1,400 employees.  

Development and production of VITRONIC systems are located at the company headquarters in Wiesbaden. VITRONIC subsidiaries span across all continents, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania. Additionally, a global network of sales and service partners ensures localized support for international customers.

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