Pharmaceutical industry
Pharmaceutical industry

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.

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Application examples

  • Level detection

    Detecting, counting and packaging tablets

    The solution

    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.

    Features

    • Hybrid capacitive technology for conductive media
    • Fast installation
    • Good adhesion compensation
    Level detection with capacitive sensors
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  • Detecting, counting and packaging tablets

    Detecting, counting and packaging tablets

    The solution

    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.

    Features

    • Freely selectable distance
    • Compact design
    • Compensates for contamination
    Detecting, counting and packaging tablets
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  • Checking the blister pack contents

    Checking the blister pack contents

    The solution

    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.

    Features

    • Rapid installation and configuration ensure short setup times
    • Convenient setup
    Checking the blister pack contents
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  • Precise cutting and punching of blisters

    Precise cutting and punching of blisters

    The solution

    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.

    Features

    • Quick, secure production
    • Adjusting possible during operation
    • Various product series for versatility
    • High quality
    • Reliable detection of any print mark using different light colors
    Precise cutting and punching of blisters
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  • Seal monitoring

    Seal monitoring

    The solution

    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.

    Features

    • Teach up to six different objects
    • Rugged metal housing for use in harsh environments
    • IO-Link versions available
    Seal monitoring
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