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Spine FIBO

Automatic Visual Inspection, Counting and Bottle Filling of Tablets & Capsules & Softgels

SPINE FIBO combines the inspection performance of Sensum SPINE machine with high speed counting and bottle filling, that can be easily integrated into any new or existing bottle packaging line.

  • Multifunction machine for inspection, counting and bottle filling
  • Exceptional 100 % visual inspection of tablets, capsules & softgels
  • Product sorting before final counting and filling
  • Easy adjustment for bottles of different size and type
  • Filling bottles with count from 30 to 1000, and higher
  • Capacity up to 165/100/10 bottles per minute at 30/100/1000 count
  • Intuitive user-friendly graphical interface
  • Ergonomic, compact design for simple cleaning and maintenance

FUNCTIONALITY

Sensum SPINE FIBO automatically inspects the entire surface of products with 6 visual systems at high speed. The inspected products with defects are removed before bottle filling.

The good products are counted and filled into bottles. Miscounted bottles are automatically rejected from the packaging line.

TABLET INSPECTION

Applicable tablets

• plain (uncoated)
• sugar-coated
• film-coated
• multilayer

Applicable dimensions

Round

Oblong

 

Other non-specified or special types of products have to be checked if applicable.

 


 

Indicative inspection speeds

 

Round tablets

Ø (diameter) in mm Tablets / hour
13 – 18 210.000
10 – 12 420.000
8 – 9 520.000
< 8 630.000

Oval and oblong tablets

L (length) in mm Tablets / hour
> 18 150.000
14 – 18 230.000
11 – 13 310.000
8 – 10 390.000
< 8 470.000

Actual inspection speed depends on the shape, size and type of tablets, and on the number of inspected features. In special cases, even higher inspection speeds might be possible with dedicated solution.


 

Typical defects

 

CAPSULE INSPECTION

Applicable tablets

• Opaque
• Bicolour
• Transparent
• Empty

Applicable dimensions

Capsule

 

Other non-specified or special types of products have to be checked if applicable.

 


 

Indicative inspection speeds

 

Capsules

L (length) in mm Capsules / hour
0 & 1 & 2 200.000
3 & 4 & 5 300.000

Actual inspection speed depends on the shape, size and type of capsules, and on the number of inspected features. In special cases, even higher inspection speeds might be possible with dedicated solution.


 

Typical defects

 

SOFTGEL INSPECTION

Applicable tablets

• Opaque
• Bicolour
• Transparent
• Seamless

Applicable dimensions

Softgel

 

Other non-specified or special types of products have to be checked if applicable.

 


 

Indicative inspection speeds

 

Softgels

L (length) in mm Softgels / hour
> 15 160.000
14 – 15 280.000
11 – 13 380.000
8 – 10 470.000
< 8 570.000

Actual inspection speed depends on the shape, size and type of softgels, and on the number of inspected features. In special cases, even higher inspection speeds might be possible with dedicated solution.


 

Typical defects

 

BOTTLE FILLING AFTER INSPECTION

Applicable bottle dimensions

Indicative bottle filling speeds

Count per bottle BPM (bottles per minute)
30 165
60 165
100 100
500 20
1000 10

Actual speeds depend on the inspection speed of the product.


Your filling speed formula

Indicative bottle filling speeds are the upper limit for actual performance.

Advantages

Two processes combined in one

  • 100 % inspection and counting with bottle filling
  • Smaller footprint than conventional counters
  • Lower number of operators
  • Less material handling
  • Less material storage

Reliable bottle filling

  • System with no flaps
  • Double counting with camera and optical system
  • Less rejected bottles: only good products are filled into bottles because defective products are sorted out beforehand
  • Bottle filling speed is not decreased due to defects in batch
  • Reliable and controlled handling of each individual product
  • Reliable filling of very small products (less than 6 mm)

Lower risks

  • Removed risk of product damage after inspection and before bottle filling due to material handling
  • Reduced risk of human error after inspection
  • Removed risk that two products count as one
  • Removed risk that a defective product (e.g. laminated tablet) is filled in the bottle
  • Reduced clogging at bottle neck: products are filled into a bottle one by one

Technical data

Application
Tablets, capsules and softgels

Inspection performance
High quality inspection for nutraceutical or pharmaceutical quality requirements

Media connections
Electrical connection and compressed air

Dimensions (L×W×H)
~ 2560 × 860 × 2145 mm

Weight
~ 1300 kg

Construction
CE, GMP, FDA acceptable materials


 

 

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