The increased need for product identification and traceability, especially prior to labeling, has led the pharmaceutical industry to implement coding and code verification on some existing or new packaging lines.
Building on the company’s expertise in continuous-motion parts handling, printing and inspection, WLS has introduced its latest coding platform. The VCV-MD Multi-Dial Vial Coding & Verification Platform is specifically designed for high-speed and accurate coding of unlabeled vials. With its own PLC and separately validated controls the VCV-MD can be integrated within an existing packaging line, or run as a stand-alone unit. It is capable of handling vials at speeds up to 400ppm.
Ink jet (with visible or UV inks) or laser printing is used to print or scribe alphanumeric human-readable and/or 2D Data Matrix codes on the cap, aluminum overseal, or wall of vials. These codes can range from a single Lot/Exp code to a serialized code downloaded from the customer data system. Digital vision systems are used to re-acquire and verify each code for readability and accuracy. Improperly coded vials are automatically tracked and rejected.
Backed by WLS’ reputation of quality, impeccable service and customer care, and industry leading extended warranty coverage, the VCV-MD is built to meet the most challenging coding and inspection production demands.