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Vial Inspection

Vial with crack and dimensions

VIMEC has multiple systems for full and complete (dimensional & cosmetic) vial inspection. The inspection system is delivered as a 'turn-key' solution and can be integrated onto most production lines. Typical inspection for vials includes measurements such as: Diameter (body | lip | neck | thread) · Height (total | body | top | brim | neck) · Cosmetic (airlines | cracks | stones | fissures | scratches | dirt | inclusions) ·.

Visual inspection applications used for vial inspection include: Pan (Hot End) | Rhea (Cold End, Cosmetic & Dimensional) | Telesto (Cold End, Inner Diameter) | Titan (Off-Line inspection).


Pan | Hot-End inspection of vials

Pan Hot-End Vial Inspection

Vial inspection machine | Hot EndPan Hot End inspection is used for production monitoring. The vials are measured and checked against the specification during the forming process. This measuring process allows quick read back and adjustment of the forming machines to optimize the production process. Information about the conditions of the forming machines and the upcoming maintenance interval can be better optimized as direct feedback about the individual chuck and tools performance is provided. Complete data for each measurements' performance for individual each tool and chuck is available from the inspection system.

The system design includes a "sliding rail" with which the inspection system can be removed from the forming machine. This provides easier access to the inspection system when needed. All critical parts are placed outside the forming machine. In case of misalignment of accident only a dedicated piece will break off. This can easily be replaced against minimum costs. The system includes an intrinsic calibration function, allowing the system to be calibrated with a glass tube.


Rhea | Dimensional & Cosmetic inspection of vials

Rhea Vial Inspection System

Pharmaceutical container | vialsThe Rhea inspection system combines dimensional and cosmetic inspection in a single cabinet (placed on the line). Products only need to be handled one (1) time. Dimensional inspection is performed using high resolution area scan camera(s). The performance of the Rhea system has been proven by numerous GaugeRR studies, where the GRR values are typically below 10 for all common ISO tolerances (ndc values are typically above 5).

Cosmetic inspection is performed by using a combination of area scan and line scan cameras, using various viewing angles. The optical design of the Rhea system includes various viewing angles inside the inspection cabinet.

The industrial housing, that is placed on the production line, shields the critical components from dust, additional lighting and unauthorized use. The control unit, containing the vision computers, main electronics, keyboard and monitor are placed next to the production line. When needed, forced air conditioning is introduced.


Telesto | Inner Diameter inspection of vials

Telesto Vial ID Inspection

Pharmaceutical container | vial inspectionTelesto is a high performance inspection system that has been developed to accurately measure the Inner Diameter (ID) of vials. The system positions the vials against a stop position to align them accurately with the camera. The Inner Diameter is illuminated using back lighting. During the inspection, a full scan is made of the Inner Diameter providing over 150 measurement points. The final measurement results is taken from all these measurement points. Typically the Inner Diameter is checked on the minimum, maximum value and ovality/out of round.


Titan | Off-Line inspection of vials

Titan: Vial inspection

Pharmaceutical Container InspectionTitan is an offline pharmaceutical containers inspection system that measures dimensional aspects of vial. A batch of vials (normally 32 or 36) are placed on the conveyor belt. The system will automatically measure all the vials. After all the vials are measured, the system will generate a inspection report. This can be used to approve the start of production or provide SPC information.

The system has been designed to measure all standard ISO vials without any mechanical adjustments. All changes are made through the software and are directly applied. The system has been classified as extremely accurate and stable (over a very lone period of time).


Training (in France)VIMEC provides in depth training to support full operation of the vision systems and the use of the statistical measurement data.

Process control (HE)

Vial process control HE

The PAN inspection system is used for vial process control. Read more...

Print defects

Print defect on pharmaceutical containerPrint inspection includes detection of missing letters, numbers, expiry dates etc. Read more...

Inspection technology

Machine vision | Camera vision

Inspection technology by VIMEC gives superior inspection.

Crack detection

Crack in pharmaceutical containerCrack detection by area scan and line scan cameras using bright field / dark field illumination. Read more...

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