Glass Vial Inspection System
Automatically verify the integrity of molded glass vials with extreme accuracy.
How it Works
This visual inspection system automatically detects vial defects ranging from chipped finishes to malformed bottoms. Designed for smooth transport without causing damage to the vials prior to, during, or after camera inspection, the system uses a starwheel to move the vials through imaging and carousel-based camera stations. A lens with coax lighting provides clear edge illumination. All inspection results and questionable images are stored in the system.
A Challenge Resolved
A biopharmaceutical company uses glass vials to package an expensive medication, which must be discarded if any defects are found in the vial. Artemis Vision designed a system to identify vials with chipped, malformed, and line-over finishes, and even those with less critical issues like malformed bottoms, air bubbles, and heavy mold lines. The system integrates inline to inspect moving glass vials prior to filling, eliminating the waste that arose from unknowingly filling damaged vials.