MVC Industry Overview

Over the past several years, MVC has increased its presence in the medical industry through many high-end custom vision solutions. Our solutions include: glass slide inspection, bottle fill height measurement, mechanical heart valve inspection, dry powder inhaler device inspection, staple suture inspection. Additionally, we have provided formal IQ, OQ, and PQ documentation.

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Fluid Level Check Inspection

The Machine Vision System is designed for the medical industry to provide three inspections on a pharmaceutical bottle. The bottle inspections include:

  1. Station 1: label verification by reading the date and lot code on the label;
  2. Station 2: lid closure mark detection to determine if the cap has been tightened;
  3. Station 3: liquid height verification.

This is a multi-vision sensor inspection system, with each vision sensor at a separate station.


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System & Vision Requirements

  • I-Mark detection station verifies that the bottle’s cap has been tightened properly
  • The liquid-level station accurately measures the level of the liquid inside the bottle
  • The label verification station uses OCR (optical character recognition) to verify lot and date-code information
  • The PC graphical user interface communicates with the 3 sensors and the Markem “SmartLase” laser label-printer to combine all of the resultant information into pass/fail criteria for bottle acceptance / rejection

Vision Technology

  • Three InSight 5100 Vision Sensors
  • One PC-based UI (written in Visual Basic) to handle all three sensors