The only solution on the market dedicated to the inspection of lyophilized vials in sterile environments, the Raised Stopper Inspection (RSI) features a high-performance camera system and manages the zone between the cap and the capping, previously uninspected in primary pharmaceutical packaging.
Antares vision group, the Italian leader in traceability, product protection, visual inspection, tracking solutions and intelligent data management, based in Lyon (69), France, took part in the 5e year running at Pharmapack, the European pharmaceutical packaging trade show held at Paris Expo - Porte de Versailles on May 18 & 19, 2022.
On its stand C38 in Hall 7.2, Antares vision group will be presenting Raised Stopper Inspection, an innovative solution for detecting industrial errors in the stoppering of vials in sterile environments.
RSI reduces the risk of air ingress and contamination
Developed to acclimatize to sterile Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) environments, Raised Stopper Inspection is designed to :
- Detect the space between the neck and the base of the bottle cap;
- Reject those whose caps do not fully adhere to the flask collars, such as tilted, incorrectly positioned, missing or damaged caps.
The risks of air ingress and contamination are reduced, and in the event of repeated faults, the machine provides immediate feedback to pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Raised Stopper Inspection technology is one of Antares vision's track&trace solutions.
It makes it possible to manage the area between capping and closure, previously uncontrolled in primary pharmaceutical packaging.
Raised Stopper Inspection lends itself to the development of new vision applications in sterile and non-sterile pharmaceutical operations.
Compact (total length 760 mm) and self-contained, Raised Stopper Inspection is specifically designed for detection in sterile environments, and can be integrated into both existing and new lines.
RSI is at the service of performance
- Inspection speed: up to 30 units/min.
- Compatible with a wide range of bottles, from 10 to 300 ml, and caps, from 20 to 32mm.
- Quick format changeover: just 15 minutes!
Antares vision group: a global presence
The Group is present in over 60 countries with its comprehensive, flexible hardware and software solutions and associated services.
Antares vision group has 7 production sites in Italy (Brescia, Parma, Piacenza, Latina, Collecchio, Mestrino and Vicenza), 22 foreign subsidiaries (Germany, France , USA , Latin America , UK, Spain, South Korea, India, Russia, Hong Kong, China, Croatia and Serbia), 3 innovation and research centers (Italy) and a worldwide network of over 40 partners.
Thanks to the two founding partners' twenty years' experience in vision technologies, the Antares vision Group is a supplier to 10 of the world's top 20 pharmaceutical industries, with over 25,000 inspection systems guaranteeing product safety and quality on a daily basis, 6,500 quality controls and over 3,500 serialization modules on lines installed worldwide.
Antares Vision Group: a strategy of strong growth
To support growth and the development strategy initiated in 2019, we have finalized shareholding agreements 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 % from FT system, a 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 machine inspection for the pharmaceutical industry, the assets 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 % from rfXcel Corporation, a US-based specialist in software solutions for supply chain digitization and transparency, and 100 % from Pen-tec and Tecnel, via FT system, a growing specialization in the food and beverage inspection sector. And as recently as September 2021, Antares vision group signed an agreement with Russia's Baikalsea to ensure the traceability of mineral water bottles.