All Primary Pharmaceutical Packaging Solutions

  1. Clear Bottle Detection

    Banner’s Q26 Clear Object Detection sensor is ideal for this type of application because it quickly and reliably detects clear and transparent objects and its coaxial design results in higher positional accuracy, which allows for precise leading edge detection. With a coaxial optical design, the emitted and reflected light travels along the same axis, which allows for very short sensor and reflector separation distances, ranging from 5 to 800 mm.

  2. I.V. Bag Liquid Detection

    Banner’s QS30H2O was developed specifically to address challenges with optically sensing the presence of water and water based-liquids. The QS30H2O operates in a through beam sensing mode and the emitter has a unique LED with a 1450 nm wavelength in the mid-IR (infrared) range—a wavelength that is easily attenuated by water.

  3. High-Speed Tablet Counting With DF-G2

    Banner’s DF-G2 small object detection fiber amplifier is ideal for small object detection and counting applications. The DF-G2 amplifier has a fast response speed and can detect extremely small sizes, such as 3 mm tablets or pills. When the tablets fall into bottles, it fires an output to the DF-G2 fiber amplifier, which keeps count of tablets.

  4. Bottle Fill Level Detection

    The Q4X analog sensor is set up in trigger mode and uses the averaging feature to provide a more consistent fill level measurement. Banner’s Q3X sensor, whose output wire is tied to the Q4X’s remote input wire, is used to detect the leading edge of the pill bottle and has a one-shot output timer setup based on the conveyor speed to determine when and how long the Q4X will measure.

  5. Position Verification for Vial Filling

    It is critical to verify the position of the stoppers since improperly sealed or positioned stoppering can compromise the product's integrity. Vision inspection offers a flexible, powerful, and effective method to inspect for seal quality and stopper position for the vial filling process. For stoppers with full insertion, we are looking for the minimal amount of gap between the bottom of a stopper relative to the top of a vial.

  6. Blister Pack Inspection by Color

    Tightened federal regulations make the quality of pharmaceutical packaging increasingly critical. A PresencePLUS Pro COLOR vision sensor inspects blister packs to make sure each blister contains the correct tablet and that the tablet is not broken. It also detects empty blisters and those containing foreign matter.

  7. Inspecting Blister Packs for Tablet Placement, Position and Shape

    A single VE Series Smart Camera, adjacent to the machine’s outfeed, inspects multiple rows of blister pack trays in a single inspection. The camera is installed approximately 36 cm over the production line and an LED backlight is installed 10 cm below the production line.