Pharmaceutical sensors are vital assets for the pharmaceutical industry and can bring the power of automation to your operations so you can enjoy a more accurate and efficient environment. They solve a wide range of challenges, helping boost productivity and meet critical compliance standards. They can also verify the presence of tamper-evident seals, detect label placement, and detect the level of opacity in bottles. 

At EMX, we’re dedicated to providing automated solutions that address real industry challenges and seamlessly integrate into the production floor. Whether you’re seeking to streamline tasks and save time or ensure better compliance with the help of a highly accurate industrial sensor, we offer a wide range of pharmaceutical sensors to serve your needs. Read on to explore common challenges that pharmaceutical sensors can solve and discover your ideal selection.

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Pharmaceutical Sensors for Bottle Detection

Understanding the properties of pharmaceutical bottles is critical to ensure that light-sensitive pharmaceutical products are packaged and stored safely. If the bottle doesn’t provide the necessary opacity, the medication stored inside may spoil and degrade. 

An opacity sensor ensures your bottles and containers meet the standards you require and are prepared to safely store light-sensitive materials. At EMX, we offer a unique sensor up for the challenge:

OPAX-1000 Opacity Sensor

This reliable sensor offers swift light transmission measurement for bottles made with high-density polyethylene, HDPE plastic, LDPE, or other opaque materials (paper, composite films, etc.). With a scale of 99 levels of relative opacity and the ability to use either infrared light or UV light, it offers maximum flexibility for your needs. 

Pharmaceutical Sensors for Tamper-Evident Seal Detection

Ensuring tamper-evident seals have been properly applied is an important task on the pharmaceutical production floor. If it’s missed, you may fail to protect your customers and meet industry standards, which can cause negative consequences for your company. 

Tamper-evident seals come in many forms — plastic wrap, wafer caps, and more. When verified manually, the process can be slow, laborious, and prone to error. With pharmaceutical sensors, you can automate it instead, and achieve higher accuracy in tighter timelines. These three key options can help:

CNTX Contrast Sensor

This powerful contrast sensor detects a marking on your tamper-evident seal like wording or graphic icons to verify the presence of the seal. It can also detect differences in surface finish, offering more value to customers who want to use a single sensor to recognize multiple seal types. It boasts high accuracy and extremely high speed, allowing it to integrate within your pharmaceutical production environment and keep up with the demands. 

UVX Luminescence Sensor 

If your tamper-evident seals have a luminescent tracer, a luminescence sensor can be used for accurate detection. This powerhouse sensor has three to six times the operating range of competing sensors and offers the rapid response rate the pharmaceutical production floor requires. Count on this sensor to quickly recognize luminescent materials within the seal or in its adhesives or coatings.

ColorMax Color Sensor

Does your seal have an opaque marking or transparent color material? Use this color sensor to identify its presence on pharmaceutical bottles and containers quickly and reliably. This sensor can also be specified to determine whether a seal’s color falls within an acceptable range if the exact color of the bottle or seal has an impact on your operations.

Pharmaceutical Sensors for Label Placement

Pharmaceutical labels are highly regulated, so it’s important to ensure you have the proper system in place to ensure labels are applied correctly to each pharmaceutical product. In addition to ensuring the physical labels have been applied, you must also verify that key information has been printed on them, such as registration marks and barcodes. 

These high-speed pharmaceutical sensors facilitate faster and more accurate identification of label placement and content:

CNTX Contrast Sensor

In addition to its support in detecting tamper-evident seals, this high-quality sensor is the perfect tool for identifying label placement. It recognizes the contrast between the labels and their unique surface finish compared to the finish of the bottle it’s placed on. It can also be used to identify markings with contrast like text or barcodes. To streamline your label placement identification with a device designed to integrate within your high-speed production lines with ease, turn to the CNTX. 

CMYX Color Mark Sensor 

This unique sensor was specially designed for detecting pharma codes. It boasts the same capabilities as the CNTX, with remarkable high speed that enables it to detect codes measuring at only 0.5 mm at up to 2,000 feet per minute. With the CMYX, you can leverage the power of equipment built to address unique pharmaceutical label detection challenges.

Contact Us to Discover Your Ideal Sensor Today

At EMX, we’re dedicated to producing high-quality tailored solutions that address the real challenges our customers face within their unique environments. For customers in the pharmaceutical space, we know how important it is to achieve accurate, swift detection of key components like labels, tamper-evident seals, and bottle opacity. Our high-quality pharmaceutical sensors are designed to automate identification tasks and help you stay compliant with greater efficiency and accuracy. 

We’re here to help you find the best sensor for your needs. Contact us today to explore the challenges you’re facing and find the solutions that can best address them. With our free complimentary testing, you can ensure our equipment will meet your precise needs before your purchase. 

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