The Motek in Stuttgart (international trade fair for production and assembly automation) has closed the doors - time for a little summary.
OCTUM GmbH, Renntalstraße 16, 74360 Ilsfeld, Germany
Safety is the top priority in the pharmaceutical industry, since production errors and process errors, counterfeit products or confusion can have deadly consequences. On the high speed production lines of the pharmaceutical industry, defective components can lead to downtimes and productivity losses. The earlier production errors are identified and eliminated, the more economical the process of doing so.Even in the complex manufacturing processes of adhesive plasters, the products are tested automatically inline in various states of production using line scan cameras. Inspection is conducted on web material or cut products at conveying speeds of up to 60m/min and usually at web widths of up to 450 mm. Typical camera resolutions are approximately 0.05 to 0.1mm/pixel.
Adhesive plasters consist of several components:
Another variation consists of a net-like gauze structure with a layer of Vaseline. Here, the network structure is inspected for defects and for foreign particles starting with 0.3mm in size.
The following inspections are performed according to the customer specification (URS):