Opacity Sensor Monitors Pharmaceutical Packaging

July 14, 2016

The OPAX opacity monitoring sensor from EMX Industries verifies quality of packaging in real time.

The OPAX opacity monitoring sensor from EMX Industries is an automated, light-sensing system that screens packages for acceptable quality in real time and helps control production equipment. The automated system inspects 100% of packages, compared to labor-intensive visual batch control, which relies on statistical sampling.

Control and verification of a light barrier in pharmaceutical packaging is crucial, because pharmaceuticals may be degraded by the amount of light (both visible and non-visible) that passes through them, shortening their shelf life. The OPAX opacity sensor verifies the opacity of packaged goods while outputting a signal to remove the defective unit from the line. The system can be used for various types of bottles and containers.

Source: EMX Industries