Rotary Vial Labeling and Inspection Systems

The function of our innovative, multi-purpose Rotary Vial Labeling and Inspection System is not only to Print and Apply labels onto vials, but also to perform multi-point inspections that verify 100% accuracy of the product.

The process begins with vials being fed into the machine from trays or from an infeed conveyor. An Arca Labeling System prints a product lot number and expiration date on the label. A vision system then inspects the label for accuracy of the printed data as well as the accuracy of the pre-printed bar code or data matrix. The label is then applied and immediately re-inspected for label presence as well as color band or cap. Any rejected vials are unloaded into a locked reject bin, while accepted vials are loaded into trays to a predetermined count or in the case of continuous flow, sent downstream to the next process.

Features of our Rotary Vial Labeling and Inspection Systems:

  • Handles vials / ampoules ranging from 1ml (~6.5mm Rotary Vial Labeling and Inspection System dia) to 150 mL (~55mm dia) and up to 100mm high.
  • Up to 200 vials per minute depending on vial size.
  • 100% accurate count system.
  • Servo driven rotary indexer.
  • Compact machine footprint.
  • Quick changeover for different sized vials.
  • Print engine for date and lot code can be specified by customer for in-house compatibility.
  • Inspection system for 100% good product only.
  • Vision inspection system verifies:
    • Pre-printed 1D & 2D bar codeRotary Vial Labeling
    • Date and lot code
    • Label presence
    • Color cap / color band
  • Allen Bradley Compact Logix PLC platform.
  • Allen Bradley PanelView Plus HMI.
  • Lockable reject bin.
  • Operator assisted tray-in, tray-out systems.
  • Automatic inline systems for constant flow.
  • Single operator for tray type systems – no operator for inline systems.
  • All FDA compliant materials.
  • Can input to serialization data collection system.
  • Entirely customizable per your specific requirements

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