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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

Automatic Visual Inspection, Counting and Bottle Filling

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

In the list below are presented some of the typical defects on tablets. Machine can detect and sort out a wider list of different defects.

tablet defect foreign product
foreign product

tablet defect colour deviation
colour deviation

tablet defect shape
shape

tablet defect cracks
cracks

tablet defect coating defects
coating defects


tablet defect thickness
thickness

tablet defect chips
chips

tablet defect engraving
engraving defects

tablet defect lamination
lamination

tablet defect uneven
uneven surface


tablet defect satellite
satellite

tablet defect dirt
dirt

tablet defect damaged print
damaged print

tablet defect dots
dots

tablet defect damaged edge
damaged edge

CAPSULE INSPECTION

Applicable capsules

• Opaque
• Bicolour
• Transparent
• Empty

Applicable dimensions

Capsule


 

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


 

Indicative inspection speeds

 

Capsule sizes Capsules / hour*
000 & 00 & 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

In the list below are presented some of the typical defects on capsules. Machine can detect and sort out a wider list of different defects.

capsules defect color deviation
colour deviation

capsules defect  length
length

capsules defect dents
dents

capsules defect dots
dots

capsules defect split
split


capsules defect dirt
dirt

capsules defect holes
holes

capsules defect scratch
scratch

capsules defect telescoped
telescoped

capsules defect joints
joints



star ends


bubbles


pinhole on tip


damaged print


damaged band

SOFTGEL INSPECTION

Applicable softgel

• Opaque
• Bicolour
• Transparent
• Seamless

Applicable dimensions

Softgel


 

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


 

Indicative inspection speeds

 

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

In the list below are presented some of the typical defects on softgels. Machine can detect and sort out a wider list of different defects.

softgel defect twins
twins

softgel defect shape
shape

softgel defect damaged seam
damaged seam

softgel defect dots
dots

softgel defect dirt
dirt


softgel defect hair
hair

softgel defect bubble in gelatine
bubble in gelatine

softgel defect misplaced print
misplaced print


blurred print

softgel defect twins damaged print
damaged print


 

Typical transparent defects

In the list below are presented some of the typical defects on transparent softgels. Machine can detect and sort out a wider list of different defects.

transparent softgel defect twins
twins

transparent softgel defect size
size

transparent softgel defect shape
shape

transparent softgel defect deformed
deformed

transparent softgel defect hair
hair


transparent softgel dirt
dirt

transparent softgel defect bubbles in gelatine
bubbles in gelatine

transparent softgel defect bubbles in fill
bubbles in fill

transparent softgel broken
broken

transparent softgel pear shape
pear shape

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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