Quality inspection and data controls
OCVmulti is a multifunction and reliable vision system for accurate control of cosmetic aspects and printed information on pharmaceutical products and packaging.
It is a powerful vision system that, created as an instrument to recognize optical characters, has evolved its inspection capabilities becoming capable of performing several different controls with the highest flexibility.
Packaging total quality
Precision and flexibility
Several products and materials supported
Perfect machine integration and rejection management
Real time inspection results
OCVmulti, flexibility is the secret
OCVmulti is a multifunctional vision system developed by SEA Vision for packaging inspection, originally conceived as a basic optical character recognition instrument, year by year this inspection system has turned into a packaging inspection top-performing solution.
Capable of checking 100% of the product during the packaging process, OCVmulti guarantees the highest production quality, performing with the highest flexibility several customized types of packaging inspection for every needs, both on the cosmetic packaging aspect and on codes/characters printed on the product.
The HMI display shows in real-time the results of every product checked and, while 100% of products units are inspected, the vision system manages the rejection of each non-compliant items.
OCVmulti can be installed on several packaging machines currently on the market, without impacting the production speed and integrating itself perfectly thanks to the automation logic.
The optimized touch screen display allow an intuitive and straightforward use. In order to grant perfect control for each specific application, material, or machine configuration, OCVmulti is equipped with an optimal combination of optics and LED light units.
Injectable forms, liquid and powder dosage forms, medical devices, packaging
Accuracy, down to the finest details
OCVmulti can perform many kind of quality controls on every pharmaceutical product and packaging, such as:
- Product integrity
- Colour (colour rings, flip-off, plunger rod)
- Correct assembly
- Presence and position
- Liquid level
- 360 degree checks (crimping, codes on vial crimp)
- Packaging correctness
- Special characters (dose counter)
- Non-serialized 1D and 2D codes (barcode, data matrix)
- OCV/OCR checks of characters
The system can check every type of pharmaceutical product and packaging. Thanks to the integrated powerful programmable measures tool, every inspection is possible for OCVmulti.
OCVmulti can perform controls over different products and their components:
- Sachets, sticks, flowpacks, strips
- Ampoules (sealing, colour rings, liquid presence)
- Plastic and glass Vials/Bottles (flip-off, stopper, mouth, caps, spray caps, under cap, crimp, mouth, sealing membrane, sealing ring, dropper tip)
- Cartridges (crimp)
- Prefilled syringes (safety device, backstop, stopper, plunger rod, needle shield)
- Medical device: Inhalers, pens, contact lenses, dental cuts
- Squeezable tubes
- Trays and nests
- Secondary packaging
Designed to boost performances
OCVmulti makes use of cameras for the images acquisition and processes them with a proprietary software installed on an industrial PC. The values measured for each object are compared with reference models and, if one of them is outside the tolerance range, the system automatically sends a signal to the machine, allowing the rejection of the defective product.
An accurate inspection is granted, in just milliseconds.
Such rapid elaboration times are possible thanks to OCVmulti 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 allows a computer processor to perform multiple tasks at the same time, and faster.
The result is that the algorithms of OCVmulti 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 terms of inspection accuracy and safety.
The importance of a good hardware
The system is provided with latest generation industrial computers including a multicore technology and multithreaded processors, in order to take full advantage in terms of elaboration speed and 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.
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.
Syringe plunger presence and colour check
Ampoule colour rings check
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.
OCVmulti 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.
Native integration with yudoo
OCVmulti 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.