SCHOTT Teams with SINCAD on Camera Systems for Pharmaceutical Glass Manufacturing
Vision control systems from SINCAD are used to ensure the appearance, dimensional accuracy, color, and 3D laser profile of SCHOTT’s pharmaceutical packaging products.
SCHOTT recently announced that it has signed an exclusive cooperation and development agreement with French engineering firm SINCAD aimed at strengthening SCHOTT’s expertise in the field of camera inspection systems. The agreement includes the assurance that SINCAD will distribute its advanced camera systems exclusively to SCHOTT and not offer them to any other supplier in the pharmaceutical industry in the future.
To manufacture its packaging for the pharmaceutical industry, including ampoules, vials, cartridges, and syringes, SCHOTT relies on advanced camera systems to inspect and ensure the quality of each product. The cameras measure the accuracy of the geometry, as well as other parameters. Vision control systems from SINCAD are used to ensure the appearance, dimensional accuracy, color, and 3D laser profile.
“We have been working with SINCAD for some time now and greatly appreciate their extremely reliable systems,” said Christoph Döppes, project director for New Production Concept Vials, Global Operations at SCHOTT. “This cooperation now exclusively binds this excellent supplier of vision control camera systems to us. We plan to share our mutual know-how in order to learn from each other, make our products even better, and develop better camera systems in the future.”
Ongoing development reportedly involves artificial intelligence, an area that SCHOTT has been strategically investing in. For example, the camera systems will be shown images of defective products so they can independently learn to recognize even minor defects in the products.
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