High Speed Pharmaceutical Vision Inspection
This multi-camera vision system integrates with a pharmaceutical pill manufacturing system to deliver results for multiple tablets simultaneously at a maximum throughput of 144,000 pills/hour.
DMC’s multi-camera vision system integrates with a pharmaceutical pill manufacturing system. The vision system uses National Instruments’ Embedded Vision System and Basler Ace cameras to inspect each pill and verify that it was not cracked or damaged.
The NI cRIO is used to determine pill presence, track pill results from the EVS, and output results to the controller in order to reject bad tablets. The NI EVS Machine Vision System triggers the cameras and lights, acquires images, runs inspection algorithms, and outputs a result to the cRIO. Each camera views multiple tablets, so pass-fail results are determined for multiple tablets simultaneously. After the inspection algorithm separates the pills from the background, each individual pill is analyzed using multiple, customizable algorithms.