Databox. Data, codes, and more.


Databox is the vision system designed to perform not serialized linear and 2D codes inspection (eg. pharmacode barcodes and others), OCV/OCR characters checks on variable data and special customized controls on the packaging aspect by using the programmable measures tool.

It is a complete solution, delivering the best powerful inspection performance in ultra-compact miniaturized hardware.

Originally designed for the integration into cartoning and labeling machines, Databox vision system today can perform controls on components and products feeders and buffers too.

Industrial, miniaturized hardware

Machine integration design

Programmable measure for custom inspection

Optimal controls on every product and material

Real time inspection results


The great evolutions are micro

Databox is the vision inspection system specifically designed for labelers, cartoners, feeding machines and buffers.

Able to control 100% of the product during the packaging process, it guarantees the highest production quality.

The HMI display shows in real-time the results of every check and, while 100% of products units are inspected, the vision system manages the rejection of each non-compliant items.

The system is a truly complete solution, consisting of a software integrated in a newly-designed compact hardware: industrial aluminum main unit and stand-alone capacitive touch-screen are combined with miniaturized camera cases with integrated illuminator, to shape the backbone of Databox.

Developed for adapting the new generation packaging machines of several models produced by different OEMs, the system can be integrated smoothly thanks to the automation logic, and without impacting the production speed.


Cartons, leaflets, booklets, labels, trays, nests, tubes

databox products

Accuracy, down to the finest details

Databox can perform controls on both pharmacode barcodes and variable data. It can also check the completeness of both the carton and the tray.

It can execute different controls on the packaging, such as:

  • Linear codes
  • 2D codes
  • OCV/OCR characters

Databox can also perform simple special inspections based on the programmable measures such as:

  • Presence of components in the carton
  • Presence of label. Position and rotation
  • Pharmacode reading and correct artwork orientation on squeezable tube
  • Tray and nest completeness (mainly on feeding and buffer machines)

Inspected products

Databox is designed to check non-serialized codes and data on the packaging:

  • Printed labels
  • Cartons
  • Leaflets and booklets

Databox can also perform special inspections on:

  • Squeezable tubes
  • Trays
  • Nests
Operative principles

Designed to boost performances

Databox makes use of cameras for the images acquisition and processing. The values measured for each object are compared with reference models and, if one of them is outside the tolerance range, the system automatically send a signal to the machine, allowing the rejection of the defective blister.

An accurate inspection is granted, in just milliseconds.

Such rapid elaboration times are possible thanks to Databox system’s SIMD instructions developed in-house, and smart proprietary algorithms (designed upon the concepts of spatial and temporal parallelism) programmed to make the most of all the threads available in the latest generation CPUs.

Since threads divide the core of a CPU into many virtual multiple cores, the usage of all of them allow a computer processor to perform multiple tasks at the same time, and faster.

The result is that the algorithms of Databox are able to improve theirself software computing power; reducing the images processing times, while performing more controls, and guaranteeing at the same time the best results in term of inspection accuracy and safety.

The system is scalable, and additional controls can be integrated later.


The importance of a good hardware

Databox hardware parts present new miniaturized high-performing design, including a multicore technology and multithreaded processors, in order to take full advantage in terms of elaboration speed and inspection accuracy.

Optics and light units components are specifically designed and assembled for an optimal inspection, and for a perfect integration with the machines mechanical design. With an optimized lighting management, the images acquisition speed is fast and accurate.

The touch-screen displays provided have optimized graphic interface that increases usability and interaction.

Pharma specific solution

Security and compliance

The system is specifically designed for the pharmaceutical market, and it is compliant with the industry regulations, with user access regulated by FDA 21 CFR part 11 and annex 11.

All events are registered by the software in an audit trail file to keep track of all the security-relevant activities.

The continuous Software development follows Gamp 5, to always improve products quality and consistency.

Integration with machines

The result of a broad experience of vision systems integration

SEA Vision’s expertise in integration is built on decades of experience working alongside machine manufacturers to satisfy the needs of pharmaceutical customers worldwide.

Such experience guarantees correct machine integration, accurate signal exchange management, and integrated automation and rejection logic.

Databox can be integrated on different machines, from entirely automated or semi-automated to modules with a low automation level.

The graphical oscilloscope allows the observation of signal patterns and keeps them under control, facilitating the diagnostical operation.

The entire process is handled efficiently, from the control execution to the rejection of defective products.

A reliable and future-proof solution

Native integration with yudoo

Databox is natively integrated with Yudoo, the 4.0 pharmaceutical software suite for the full management of automation processes, digital quality, data analysis and for Track&Trace. A digital hub that is everywhere accessible through a secure-access web interface or dedicated devices.

A scalable and modular suite, including tools for automation (centralized management of production, workflows and timesheet), for the digital quality (creation of paperless systems, support systems for line clearance operations), for data analysis (analysis of production data, business intelligence dashboard, condition monitoring and predictive maintenance) and for Track and Trace (complete solutions for Level 3 and 4 of serialization, monitoring of serialization operations).

Yudoo offers multiple advantages such as the possibility to centralize production formats and data, avoiding duplicates and reducing work time. The suite can connect to existing company systems to retrieve updated data exactly from where they are.


One player, one vendor, one solution provider

SEA Vision provides an extensive product portfolio of natively integrated solutions. Vision, traceability and data management solutions for pharmaceutical packaging lines are developed with a common approach to obtain a seamless ecosystem.

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