Countstation | Vials. A faster solution for vials counting in tray.

Pharmaceutical Counting Machines

Countstation is the smart workstation for automatic vial counting in-tray and automatically print trays and pallets labels with relevant batch information.

It is a useful solution for perfect product counting in case of manual operation performed on small batches, in case of internal products movement between the production and the warehouse and to perform always a reliable control on the product quantity.

The workstation is equipped with a powerful vision system with a specifically designed camera and light unit to assure the best image acquisition from the top.

Eliminate counting errors

Save-time solution for increased production capability

Full or partial tray management

Portable all in one station to serve different lines

Automatic label printing for trays and pallet


Reduced counting time and errors

Countstation is a portable vial counting module designed for product counting in trays, with the aim to accelerate the time needed for these kinds of procedures whilst eliminating possible manual counting errors.

The system is flexible and can count both plastic and glass vials as well as any cylindrical products in tray.

The operative workflow is simple. The operator places the trays to be checked under the inspection camera where the control happens.

The counting of products is performed by SEA Vision software that uses a geometrical multiple pattern-matching function​ (possible thanks to the Programmable Measure tool); this is done through the research of a learned model. The pattern could be the cap, the flip-off cap, the body or any other part of the product depending on its geometrical shape and on the part exposed to the camera.

In case of incorrect tray detection (lower or higher number of vials than the expected or empty tray) an error message is displayed on the screen together with the instruction that the operator must execute.

The system automatically prints the tray label with all the relevant batch information. Finally, when the preconfigured number of trays has been controlled, a second printer automatically prints the pallet label. The pallet label includes the total number of the products within all the trays to accelerate future products movements.

Countstation can manage the counting even in partially-filled trays, typically leftover at the end of a batch.



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Portable and pharma-specific

This compact machine can be placed everywhere very easily, to serve several different lines as required, and allows for an increased production capacity thanks to the time saved.

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.


The powerful inspection system: OCVmulti

The workstation includes OCVmulti, a powerful vision system, completely developed in-house by SEA Vision. OCVmulti is capable to perform complete sets of inspections on pharmaceutical products.

Thanks to powerful programmable measurement tools, no control is impossible for OCVmulti.

The key for automation: Logi-C Virtual PLC

The latest generation systems of SEA Vision embrace a virtual PLC, in always more performant software. Logi-C is the new software tool developed by SEA Vision to program complex automation logic. The smart tool is useful to perform different automation processes, with the help of guided instructions. Logi-C works just like a traditional PLC, adding more power and configurability.

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Fully integrated with yudoo

Countstation is natively integrated with Yudoo, the 4.0 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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