Vial Inspection

Automated inspection of vials improves patient safety
Product Safety

Best-in-Class Defect Detection

  • 0,2mm particle detection

Vials and Crimping—Fully Automated Monitoring of Production Quality

Patient safety begins during the manufacturing of primary packaging for pharmaceutical products. It is important to be able to depend on technology that monitors the process chain in a reliable and cost-effective manner. Which is exactly what automated visual inspection (AVI) does. The result? Maximum product safety, cost reductions, and rapid profitability!

Process Control

Tackle Defects at the Source

Pharmaceutical products and their primary containers must meet rigorous quality standards. During vial filling and packaging, a very large number of production steps must be carried out under strict hygiene conditions.

AVI inspects along the complete process chain—from pre-filling to filling, closing, and packaging. Defects are detected at their point of origin.

Minimize false rejects with automated vial inspection
Reduce Costs

False Rejects—No Thanks!

Defective vials and crimp caps are filtered out at an early stage to prevent them reaching further processing. This is an important cost factor for you, as it prevents defective containers from being filled with costly pharmaceuticals.

With AVI, high-powered sensors and intelligent algorithms reliably detect defects and keep false rejects to a minimum. But that’s not all. You can also use the inspection data collected during AVI for analysis and process optimization.

  • < 0,3% typical false reject rate

100% Process Control

Process Controll in Vial Inspection

Quality Inspection for Vials During the Filling and Sealing Process

The VINSPEC HEALTHCARE inspection system covers all inspection requirements that apply to the filling and sealing of vials—inline, at filling speed. As a result, you can quickly detect unwanted process changes, correct the relevant parameter, and ensure high quality output

A Wide Range of Options for Inspecting Crimp Caps

Crimp Caps

Is the seal sitting correctly and is the crimping complete and precise?The complete inspection process is handled by the inspection solution., which is compact and easily integrated. Mechanical rotation of the vials is not required for the 360° inspection with a single camera. A quick-change mirror set enables fast reconfiguration, saving you lots of time if frequent format changes are required.

Inspection range:

• Crimping of the sealing cap

• Defects on the cap skirt

• Height of stopper

• Color and quality of the cap lid

• Cosmetic defects on the cap and cap lid


Qualification Package – Play It Safe

Our inspection solutions are developed according to the GAMP® principles.

The qualification package enables a significantly simplified and accelerated implementation of the qualification process. Upon request, you can rely on having a qualification documentation according to regulations facing external audits by the authorities (e.g., FDA). Thereby, the integrated audit trail and the user administration fully comply with 21 CFR Part 11.

VINSPEC HEALTHCARE for Efficient Inspection of Vials

Efficient Inspection for Pharmaceutical Filling and Packaging Processes

Complete Vial Inspection from one source

VINSPEC HEALTHCARE from VITRONIC offers an integrated solution for automated quality inspection of vials. Thanks to its modular design, the inspection system covers a wide range of inspections along the filling process chain. Depending on requirements, one, several, or all of the individual inspections can be used.

In Brief

Objective Inspection of Vials and Crimping
Stephen Makepeace-Warne

Stephen Makepeace-Warne

External Sales Manager Healthcare
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Automated Visual Inspection of Vials and Crimping

In Brief

  • Cost savings
  • 100% product safety
  • False rejects minimized
  • Compliance with regulations
  • Modular approach

For Taking Away and Passing On

Brochure VINSPEC HEALTHCARE—Inline Pharmaceutical/Medical Device Inspection
Brochure VINSPEC HEALTHCARE - for Pharmaceutical Vials

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