Solve many packaging tasks flexibly and reliably
Pharmaceutical applications demand high reliability, compact enclosures, minimal measuring tolerances, and the ability to flexibly integrate sensors into a system. Along with these requirements come a variety of tasks, including: positioning, feeding, joining and marking. At the same time, the sensors may need to handle many different kinds of packaging with consistent quality, including: ampules, bottles, cans or blister packs.
BCS capacitive sensors from Balluff reliably detect levels of various materials. Depending on the application, the medium can be detected with a non-contact or direct contact types of applications.
Our BOH optical sensor head is a modular system consisting of an emitter and receiver. It allows you to individually adapt the distance and size of the downcomer. The tablets are reliably detected and counted as they are packaged in tins.
When several monitoring functions are required at the same time or in quick succession, a BVS vision sensor from Balluff is the right choice. It can be flexibly adapted to your processes, and changes can even be made in-process. Therefore, all you need is a single sensor to reliably monitor your production.
Contrast sensors ensure fast and secure print mark detection. This is important for monitoring the position of printing templates and synchronizing cutting processes. This is the only way you can cut and punch precisely while maintaining fast and safe production with a high quality result.
Filling involves monitoring the height and diameters of bottles. This is done using the high-resolution BLA light array. First, the BLA detects the width of the bottle neck and compares it with previously taught-in values. Second, the correct cap is selected. Then another light array checks, based on the bottle height, whether the cap is sitting flush on the bottle.