High-volume printing house relies on off-the-shelf vision sensors and software teamed with customized sorting system for pharmaceutical application.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires drug companies to attach two outserts to medicine bottles: one for the pharmacist and one for the patient. Printing-house MiniGraphics must ensure that it delivers the right outserts in the right combination to its pharmaceutical customers, and it relies on a vision subsystem from Automated Design Solutions (ADS) to achieve that goal. "Without machine vision we couldn't control the quality of our outgoing products," says Stephen DeLise, MiniGraphics president. "We wouldn't have confidence that our customers are receiving the right parts."