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Pharmaceutical and Medical: Secondary Packaging

Secondary Pharmaceutical Packaging

Banner Solutions for Secondary Packaging in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Industries

Secondary packaging is critical to protecting products for shipment and provides vital track and trace information. With ever increasing levels of automation, companies need systems that can process pharmaceuticals quickly and accurately without compromising staff safety. Companies around the world rely on the depth of our product offering, our capacity for innovation and customization, and the rich industry knowledge of our applications experts to support them through every phase of packaging.  

Applications

Detecting Registration Marks on Labels
Detecting Registration Marks on Labels

Banner’s R58 high-speed, low-contrast expert registration sensor detects subtle registration marks on the labels as they pass at high speed—ensuring the label is cut at precisely the right moment for correct label placement. To accommodate frequent changeovers, the sensor is designed with LED color options—which automatically change depending which color best optimizes contrast.

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High-Speed 2D Barcode Inspection
High-Speed 2D Barcode Inspection

Banner’s iVu Plus BCR Gen 2 with remote display offers an easy to use solution for reading barcodes to ensure correct labels have been applied. The iVu Plus BCR Gen 2 models provide both a fine mode, for reading smaller barcodes that require full resolution, and coarse mode, for applications where speed is critical.

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Date/Lot Code Inspection
Date/Lot Code Inspection

To verify each package has a date/lot code printed on it, an iVu Series sensor is configured for a Match inspection. An image of the date/lot code is captured. When the inspection is running, if the sensor detects a package without the date/lot code the sensor sends a fail output to the line, and the product is rejected.

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Pharmaceutical Insert Verification
Pharmaceutical Insert Verification

An iVu BCR sensor is mounted 8-12 inches above a conveyor of boxed pill bottles containing a medical information insert. The iVu BCR industrial bar code scanner reads a data matrix code on the insert to verify it matches the product on the packaging line. When a box containing an incorrect insert or no insert at all moves past the iVu BCR inspection area, the iVu detects this fail condition and sends an output alarm to the production line.

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Detecting the Positioning and Presence of Tamper Evident Bands
Detecting the Positioning and Presence of Tamper Evident Bands

Banner iVu TG vision sensor with multi-point inspections is ideal for detecting and evaluating the position of tamper-evident bands. In this application, the band should be positioned around both the cap and the neck of a bottle. A seal positioned too high, too low, or completely missing would be considered unacceptable. With multi-point inspection, the iVu TG vision sensor can simultaneously detect missing and poorly positioned bands.

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Box Insert Detection
Box Insert Detection

To confirm that each unit includes a product information insert, an iVu Series sensor is mounted above the packaging line. The sensor is configured for a Match inspection, and checks that the product information leaflet is inserted into each package of medication. The leaflet can be placed in any orientation, but must beface up.The sensor can detect 360 degrees of rotation to find the insert.

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Plastic Roll Diameter Measurement
Plastic Roll Diameter Measurement

Banner’s LE550 is factory configured with a range of 100 to 1000 mm and can start measuring immediately. If the range needs to be adjusted, the laser sensor has an intuitive user interface with a two-line, eight-character display, making it easy to automatically or manually adjust settings. The LE550 provides repeatability and accuracy across challenging targets, from metal to black rubber, allows for reliable measurement of the shrink wrap.

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Q4X Series Rugged Laser Distance Sensor
Q4X Series Rugged Laser Distance Sensor

Rugged Q4X laser distance sensor solves many challenging applications and comes in a rugged IP69K rating with FDA food grade stainless steel housing.

R58 Series Registration Mark Sensor
R58 Series Registration Mark Sensor

Detects subtle color contrasts in common product and material registration applications found in printing, packaging, and pharmaceutical industries.

iVu BCR
iVu BCR

The iVu BCR offers advanced barcode reading capabilities for advanced traceability in a compact, rugged package with either an integrated touch screen or remote touch screen for easy setup and monitoring.

LP Series Full Feature Compact Type 4 Safety Light Curtains
LP Series Full Feature Compact Type 4

The space saving, compact housing is ideal for smaller machines and constrained areas. Models available in 14 & 25 mm resolutions and up to 1810 mm (5.9 ft) lengths with no dead zone.

LP Series Emitters and Receivers
LP Series Emitters and Receivers

Type 4 safety light curtain available in 14 & 25 mm and up to 1810 mm (5.9 ft) lengths with no dead zone.

QS18 Series All Purpose Photoelectric Sensor
QS18 Series All Purpose Photoelectric Sensor

All purpose photoelectric sensor with universal housing design and 18 mm threaded barrel is an ideal replacement for hundreds of other sensor styles.

XS26 Series Expandable Safety Controllers
XS26 Series Expandable Safety Controllers

With eight optional I/O expansion modules, the safety controller can adapt to a variety of machines, including large scale with multiple processes.

30 mm Mount Emergency Stop Buttons
30 mm Mount Emergency Stop Buttons

Patented 30 mm mounting base enables easy installation and hookup with no assembly, individual wiring or additional enclosure required.

Blue LED Sensor Detects Amber Bottles [Success Story]
Blue LED Sensor Detects Amber Bottles [Success Story]

A recent industry switch from polypropene (PP) to polyethylene terephthalate (PETE) bottles prompted a leading US mail-order facility to re-evaluate their fulfillment process. With over 2,000 red LED sensors to be replaced, the facility turned to Banner for a solution.

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LED Lights Used To Inspect Liquid Pharmaceuticals [Success Story]
LED Lights Used To Inspect Liquid Pharmaceuticals [Success Story]

One global provider of healthcare products had been using vision machines to detect particulates in their liquid pharmaceuticals. When the machines were no longer able to detect contaminants to the required percentage level, the company began using human visual inspections. Since many of the particulates are extremely minute, the company needed to install bright and highly uniform illumination in their work stations so operators could effectively verify the quality of products.

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