Visual Inspection by X-Ray based technology, X-Ray
One of the most versatile technologies for the inspection of pharmaceutical and medical products is the digital X-ray detection.
Technological breakthroughs in the manufacturing of highly sensitive large X-ray detector arrays has allowed WILCO scientists and engineers to design our latest visual inspection machines by coupling these arrays with customized X-ray tubes and sophisticated digital image processing.
A wide variety for X-ray inspection tasks are possible with regards to pharmaceutical products. The feasibility depends largely on the spatial resolution capabilities of X-ray systems. In general, it can be said that X-ray systems can be used to magnify any object between X-ray source and detector.
With our technology, we are able to detect defects such as:
Visual inspection by camera based technology, VISION
The testing stations are individually equipped with a programmable servo drive, which allows the set-up of the rotational speed profile for 360° inspection. In our cosmetic and particle inspection machine we are able to install up to 10 inspection stations.
The machine design allows smooth and gentle product handling in the cosmetic inspection zone to reduce surface contact and bubble generation. Particle detection is performed using the image subtraction method and individual spinning profiles for different particle characters.
Our machine concept achieves inspection rates of up to 600 samples per minute and has a wash-down design for easy cleanability.
WILCO AG offers a wide range of inspection systems (CCIT/Vision) for the demanding requirements of pharmaceutical, chemical, food, packaging and automotive industries. The inspection systems are ideal for all applications ranging from lab type up to fully automatic in-line testers with capacities of up to 600 products per minute.
WILCO AG has developed and patented inspection systems for a wide variety of applications such as:
Laser based headspace gas analysis
The vacuum based LFC (liquid filled containers) leak testing method
Differential pressure method
X-Ray to detect foreign particles, deformations and other defects
Vision systems for inspection of particles and cosmetic defects
High-speed mass spectrometry to measure very small leaks
WILCO AG was founded in 1971 by Martin Lehmann and belongs to German based Bausch+Ströbel, manufacturer of special machines, since 01.01.2013. In June 2015 Bausch+Ströbel appointed Andreas Hofmann as CEO.
An innovative team of highly specialized scientists and engineers constantly develop new testing technologies and integrates these into fully automatic inspection machines and systems. The design and assembly of these machines are performed in a modern, state of the art plant in Switzerland.