In respect to the packaging of medication, pharmaceutical manufacturers have to fulfil complex, ever increasing demands concerning the efficiency of their packaging processes. Also, specifically regarding hygiene and safety there are extremely high standards in place. Fast and reliable process chains achieved by systematic process monitoring are key success factors. Due to its continuous long-time-recording capacity, the MotionBLITZ® LTR1p Long Time Recording High Speed System offers an essential advantage in this context. A complete and gapless process monitoring enables permanent improvement of the entire process chain. While the error rate is thus declining, the efficiency and profitability of manufacturing increases. Due to this effect an amortisation of the MotionBLITZ® LTR1p purchase costs within one year becomes feasible. Its outstanding image quality, easy handling and mobility have been additional decisive criteria for choosing the MotionBLITZ® LTR1p System.
The application scenario
Our client's pharmaceuticals packaging displayed a reoccurring error rate. Specifically during the introduction of new packaging solutions there often appeared singular empty units or other errors with blister packs (transparent display packaging) and trays (secondary packaging). A regular pattern though was not traceable
The primary aim was to optimise the entire packaging process and to increase the overall efficiency. A seamless process monitoring was to detect occurring errors as well as their causes and identify interference points. Following this survey the processes were to be adjusted and optimised accordingly
The customer benefit
The customary high-speed recordings with just a few seconds of recording time would not do here. Even with longer lasting processes only singular moments would be captured and never the entire operation. If errors thus only occurred sporadically, they may actually never be registered. In contrast, the MotionBLITZ® LTR1p System records processes in high-speed and over an extended period of time. Errors become clearly visible during the duration of the recording and can be captured via clusters. During analysis this then also allows for statistical conclusions about the error rate. This proceeding is obviously indefinitely repeatable to continuously improve all processes.