The only solution on the market dedicated to the inspection of freeze-dried vials in a sterile environment, the Raised Stopper Inspection (RSI) is equipped with a high-performance camera system and manages the area between capping and capping, previously uncontrolled in pharmaceutical primary packaging.
Antares vision group, Italian leader in traceability, product protection, visual inspection, tracking solutions and intelligent data management and located in France in Lyon (69), participated for the5th consecutive year in Pharmapack, a European pharmaceutical packaging exhibition that took place at Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles on 18 & 19 May 2022.
The opportunity for Antares vision group to present on its stand C38 Hall 7.2 the Raised Stopper Inspection, innovative solution for the detection of industrial errors in the capping of vials in a sterile environment.
IHR reduces the risk of air inlet and contamination
Developed to acclimatize to sterile Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) environments, Raised Stopper Inspection has the following actions:
Detect the space between the cervix and the base of the bottle cap;
Reject those whose caps do not fully adhere to the bottle collars, such as inclined caps, in wrong positions, missing or damaged.
The risks of air inlet and contamination are then reduced and in case of repeated faults, the machine provides immediate feedback to pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Raised Stopper Inspection technology is part of Antares vision's track & trace solutions.
It makes it possible to manage the area between capping and capping, previously uncontrolled in pharmaceutical primary packaging.
Raised Stopper Inspection lends itself to the development of new vision applications in sterile and non-sterile pharmaceutical operations.
Compact (total length of 760 mm) and autonomous, specifically designed for detections in sterile environments, Raised Stopper Inspection integrates both on existing lines and on new lines.
RSI is at the service of performance
- Inspection speed: up to 30 units/min.
- Compatibility with a wide range of vials, from 10 to 300 ml, and caps, from 20 to 32mm.
- Quick format change: 15 minutes is enough!
Antares vision group: a global presence
The Group is present in more than 60 countries thanks to its complete and flexible solutions, hardware and software, with associated services.
Antares vision group has 7 production sites in Italy (Brescia, Parma, Piacenza, Latina, Collecchio, Mestrino and Vicenza), 22 foreign subsidiaries (Germany, France , United States , Latin America , United Kingdom, Spain, South Korea, India, Russia, Hong Kong, China, Croatia and Serbia), 3 Innovation and Research Centers (Italy) and a global network of more than 40 partners.
Thanks to the twenty years of experience in vision technologies of the two founding partners, the Antares Vision Group is the supplier of 10 of the 20 leading pharmaceutical industries in the world, with more than 25,000 inspection systems, which guarantee the safety and quality of products on a daily basis, 6,500 quality controls and more than 3,500 serialization modules on lines installed worldwide.
Antares Vision Group: a strategy of strong growth
In order to support the growth and development strategy initiated during 2019, participation agreements have been finalized with T2 software, a Brazilian company specializing in intelligent data management solutions, and Orobix, a leading Italian company in artificial intelligence services, as well as the acquisition of 100% of FT system, leader in control and inspection in the beverage sector.
In 2020, Antares vision group acquired 82.83% of Tradeticity, a Croatian company specializing in traceability management software and serialization processes, 100% of Convel, an Italian company specializing in automated inspection machines for the pharmaceutical industry, the strengths of Adents High Tech International, a French company specializing in serialization and traceability software, 100% of Applied Vision, a leader in inspection systems for glass and metal containers in the food industry.
In March 2021, Antares vision group acquired 100% of rfXcel Corporation, specializing in software solutions for digitalization and supply chain transparency based in the United States, and 100% of Pen-tec and Tecnel, via FT system, a growing specialization in the food and beverage inspection sector. And until recently in September 2021, Antares vision group signed an agreement with the Russian Baikalsea to ensure the traceability of mineral water bottles.