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Automatic Visual Inspection and Sorting of Tablets, Capsules and Softgels

All-in-one inspection machine for tablets, capsules and softgels with inspection capacity up to 630.000 products / hour.

  • All-in-one visual inspection machine for tablets, capsules and softgels
  • High speed inspection of up to 630.000 products/hour
  • Extensive range of product sizes from 4 mm up to 28 mm
  • 3D surface inspection and high colour sensitivity
  • Reliable active sorting with verification
  • No defects needed for machine training
  • Intuitive user-friendly graphical interface
  • Ergonomic design and simple changeover
  • Local and global support

FUNCTIONALITY

All-in-one visual inspection machine

Sensum SPINE automatically inspects the entire surface of tablets, capsules and softgels at the speed of up to 630.000 products/hour. The products are held in reproducible position by a vacuum system and inspected by six colour cameras.

The machine is controlled via a user-friendly graphical interface, providing simple operation and training for the inspection of new products. The active sorting system with sorting verification for both good and defective products ensures fail-safe and reliable operation.

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

Advantages

Maximal flexibility
  • All-in-one machine for tablets, capsules and softgels
  • Can inspect various colours, shapes and sizes up to 28 mm
  • Can inspect transparent products (capsules, softgels)
  • General format parts for round tablets and capsules
State-of-the-art inspection
  • High speed inspection of up to 630.000 products/hour
  • Standardized inspection quality among different products
  • High quality inspection including 3D surface inspection
  • Entire product surface inspected by six colour cameras
  • Optimal illumination ensured by controllable LED
Proprietary software
  • Image analysis based on the latest scientific developments
  • Visual defect detection feedback on graphical user interface
  • Statistical distributions of all inspected features
  • Batch reports in electronic and/or printed form
  • Compliant with FDA 21 CFR Part 11
Simple training for inspection of new products
  • Training done within 10 minutes
  • No defects needed for machine training
  • Simple tolerance setting for selective sensitivity
Reliable sorting with verification
  • Active sorting of each individual, good or defective product
  • Optical sorting verification of each sorted product
  • Fail-safe sorting design in case of media failure
User friendly device
  • Touch-screen based intuitive user graphical interface
  • Efficient self-cleaning system for active dedusting
  • Easy cleaning and maintenance
  • Fast changeover to other products within 10 minutes
  • Ergonomic tool-free design
Strong aftersales support
  • Regular and responsive customer support
  • Local and global service support
  • On-site & on-line extended support in validation, troubleshooting and training

Technical data

Application

Tablets, capsules and softgels

Inspection speed

Up to 630.000 products/hour

Inspection performance

High quality inspection for nutraceutical or pharmaceutical quality requirements

Media connections

Electrical connection and compressed air

Dimensions (L×W×H)

~ 1860 × 860 × 2145 mm

Weight

~ 1200 kg

Construction

CE, GMP, FDA acceptable materials


 

 

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