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Test and Inspection Systems for the Medical Sector

Complete technology, completely developed in-house
Inspection cells or modules for checking the quality of prefabricated parts or introduction parts are crucial elements in fully automated production lines as used in the medical sector and the cosmetics industry. Since they have to ensure no faulty parts will proceed through the production process. Especially complex is the feed-in and feed-out of the parts, which have to be separated and put in the right position when passing the inspection cells. ibea has the command of all technologies required here. Ensuring a quick and trouble-free

Mature and state-of-the-art
Most inspection methods are based on image processing. ibea uses its own multi inspection cameras, available in B&W, color or in a combined version. These systems have been continuously developed throughout the 20 years of our company history. They offer a realm of technical finesse. E.g. a modular RGB lighting that can be exchanged against white light or UV light. Naturally, an integrated light controller is included. Just as light modules like corona, beam splitters and cloudy-day domes.
The image processing is supervised by a gear clock operated „Real Time System" (RTS) which controls the image scan, illumination and up to 3 ejectors. It supports the asynchronous scanning of three lines with up to eight cameras respectively. Type and resolution of the cameras will be adjusted according to the individual requirements (high resolution cameras, line scan camera, B&W or color). The RTS allows for three separate ejectors with integrated ejector control.


Leakage inspection systems - The intelligent way to test for leaks

The Vacuum/Pressure Measurement Systems VPMS and LPT7000 by ibea are especially designed for leak-testing cans and ends. The underlying principle here is to work with vacuum and (over)pressure applied to the inspected product. The difference lies in the measuring systems to determine if there is a leakage:

1. Measurement discrepancies in pressure
After application of vacuum or pressure a first gauging, via pressure sensor, is taking place before adhering to a stipulated
waiting period and a second gauging. The difference of the two readings determines if the product is ok or has a leak.
2. Light-leak testing
After putting a vacuum on the product it will be charged with very bright light on the outside. In the next step a picture will be taken of the hollow part of the product. If any light reaches the inside of the product it has a defect. Even very small defects can be detected by using this method, without waiting for different pressure values.
3. Thermographic measurement
During this application, generally known as heat-flow thermography, the product is temporarily heated at a defined point to create a heat flow into its immediate environment. In case of transitional defects thermal bridges occur, which can be recorded and analyzed by thermographic cameras.

Modular structure, flexible application
Construction of this system as a clock rotor or as a rotary rotor, its principle of measurement, and the number of testing stations per system depend on the clock speed of the production line. ibea systems are able to manage clock rates up to 3.000 ppm, while the mostly used application range is between 100 and 800 ppm.

High-class visual measurement
As dimensional accuracy is extremely crucial for medical products ibea offers a wide range of complementary visual measuring methods. With 3D sensors and highly precise telecentric optics providing a measuring accuracy of +/-
a few µ

Our System for glass ampoules - 100% fault-free glass ampoules for your customers
There are kinds of defects glass ampoules can suffer from: cracks, demaged or broken-off capillary openings, wrong diameter at the top or bottom, deviating thickness of the bottom, wrong shape of the tip, wrong thickness of the body or at the tip, wrong length of the tip or overall. The ibea inspection system knows and recognizes them all. Thanks to its modular construction and its automatic tool change it can be adjusted to different product variants. E.g. long or short ampoule tubes. Furthermore, the use of NFC-marked trays guarantees 100% documented and retracable batches.

Systems especially dedicated to the inspection of injection moulded parts
To enable you to provide your customers with 100% fault-free silicone products we offer inspection cells for silicone sealings and similar injection moulded parts. They check the products for over injection, holes, and glossy spots also recognizing when they haven't been fully injected. ibea inspection can execute all tasks - from separation to 100% inspection to packaging the products. Technologies like the possibly


Our expertise

Surfaces, textures, geometries, shapes and dimensional accuracy, roughness, position and rotation measurement, anomalies control, crack inspection, coating inspection

Our image processing technologies

Color, 2D and 3D, optical measurements, hologram recordings, heat flow thermography by direct application of heat or by means of ultrasonic excitation (for microstructure examinations or crack tests), UV fluxing agent, X-Ray

Our other testing technologies

Acoustic inspection (excitation via clapper systems), eddy current measurement (eg for castings).

Our handling technologies             

ibea uses the following handling parts that are used depending on customer specifications:

Vibration or spiral conveyor, step feeder, centrifugal feeder, drum conveyors, linear conveyors. We also have extensive experience with a variety of gripper applications.

Further information for the medical sector