Antares Vision Group won the 7th Central Eastern European Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Excellence Award at the 2022 PHARM Connect Congress in Warsaw with its innovative inspection machine solution dedicated to the automatic visual inspection and leak detection of large-volume bottles.
The group designed its award-winning solution for a primary Polish pharmaceutical company. It comprises an inspection machine perfectly integrated into the customer’s production line that allows it to perform visual inspection and leak detection of four blow-fill-seal (BFS) product formats.
After an evaluation of the customer’s requirements and the specific characteristics of its BFS packaging, Antares Vision Group’s Inspection machine product unit designed and manufactured an in-line machine featuring advanced inspection technologies. The machine was designed with a reliable transportation system and dedicated infeed, which eliminate the risk of BFS products deformation.
The machine’s dedicated lighting patterns and advanced imaging techniques can identify the thinnest scratches, deformed bottles, inclusions, embedded air bubbles, and hanger defects. A deep R&D plan allowed Antares Vision Group to design the appropriate solution to spot particles (free-moving particles, heavy particles, and floating particles) and in-depth testing identified vacuum decay leak detection as the best technology to detect the presence of leaks in hermetically sealed plastic containers.
“We are honored to receive this award and to be recognized as an innovative solution provider,” said Carlo Marconi, business owner inspection machines, Life Science & Cosmetics. “We believe this award will help us strengthen our brand awareness as a group of companies offering a wide-ranging portfolio of solutions and services to support the business growth of our customers through the digitalization of production and supply chains.”