MVC Industry Overview

Machine Vision Consulting has recently developed the VisionGuard product in support of the Pharma industry as a common user interface front end for the Cognex In-Sight vision sensor which is 21 CFR Part 11 compliant. We have also delivered our CircumSpect product in support of e-pedigree requirements. Aside from product deliveries, we have delivered custom solutions for date and Lot-code verification, pill counting, and foreign pill detection.

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Pill PQI Inspection

Print Quality Inspection (PQI) on pharmaceutical tablets. Customer provides food-grade printing equipment to pharmaceutical industry for brand and dosage labeling on tablets. System ensures printing meets legibility and aesthetic requirements.

Color Recognition and Hole Inspection on pharmaceutical tablets. Customer provides pharmaceutical tablet manufacturing equipment. System ensures correct color is facing camera and time-release holes are properly drilled.


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System & Vision Requirements

  • PQI Subsystem
    • Easy Training Of New Print Patterns
    • Easy Training Of New Tablet Shapes And Sizes
    • Detect Incorrect Print On Tablets, Detect Missing Print, Detect Extra Print, and Detect Light Print
  • Color Subsystem
    • Easy Training Of New Colors
    • Easy Training Of New Tablet Shapes And Sizes
    • Determine Which Of 7 Similar Colors Is Visible
    • Count Number Of Holes After Laser Drilling
    • Determine Location Of Holes

Vision Technology

  • PQI Subsystem
    • 2 High Resolution (1300 X 1000 Pixel) Monochrome Cameras
    • Frame Grabber Based Acquisition
    • Software Based On Cognex VisionPro Library In Visual Basic Environment
  • Color Subsystem
    • 2 USB 652x494 Color Cameras
    • 2 1364 X 1035 Monochrome Cameras
    • Single PC Application Combines Frame Grabber Based Acquisition With USB Acquisition
    • Software Based On Cognex VisionPro Library In Visual Basic Environment
    • Custom Color Recognition Algorithms Use Statistical Training For Enhanced Reliability