As a result of serialization legislation, pharmaceutical manufacturers must now ensure that labels printed at a late stage contain all of the data required for compliance. This includes customizing product labels for certain markets, customers or products by adding variable data to labels or packaging. This avoids the need to stock individual packaging materials for
Innovative traceability technology and serialisation are essential parts of the flexible answer to modern customer demands, frequently dubbed ‘Lot Size 1‘.
Individualization requires smart internal traceability that is linked to other relevant data sources to enable you to quickly modify your production to tap into new market opportunities and reap the benefits.
For any of you, inspection across a production line also plays a key role in effective quality control. Our systems combine sensors like vision systems with smart data to ensure any issues have minimal impact on the line.
Not only are any defective items spotted early, they are dealt with swiftly and, where possible, without affecting the entire production run or even batch of items. Analysing the data makes it easy for the system to locate the source of any defects, and to adjust production to compensate for the problem until it is fixed – either by the system itself, or with the aid of your operators.
To complement our inspection and quality capability, we recently acquired Microscan Systems, a world leader in code scanning and decoding technology. This enables us to offer you stable solutions for code reading directly engraved or printed on products, even those with rough, glossy, or curved surfaces.
When only the genuine article is good enough, our systems give you full traceability and increased quality with scalable high-speed inspection to guarantee quality.
Clearly, inspection is necessary if you want to improve productivity, reduce defect rates, and reduce re-work and waste in your factory.