Pharmaceutical packaging manufacturer Bausch + Ströbel (Ilshofen, Germany) has entered into an agreement to co-operate more closely with machine vision systems developer Vitronic (Wiesbaden, Germany).
The two companies have previously worked on many projects together. Thanks to the Vitronic machine vision systems integrated into Bausch + Ströbel filling and packaging systems, they are able to inspect the quality of crimp caps on vials, the correct fitting of the rubber stoppers as well as record codes and characters on the top of caps and the cap casing areas.
Vitronic has been developing, manufacturing and selling turnkey, GAMP-compliant systems since 1984. For its part, Bausch + Ströbel has designed, constructed and sold packaging and production systems for the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and related industries around the world for more than 40 years.
According to the two companies, several new systems are currently under joint development for global pharmaceutical companies.
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