A Tablet and Capsule Packing Line is a type of manufacturing process that involves the inspection of a tablet or capsule in a sealed package. The products that are packed on this line must be tested and checked regularly to ensure that they are free from defects. This can be done through the use of a Vision Inspection System that can detect and alert the manufacturer about any problems that might arise with the product.
Observe for Powder Shedding, Telescopic, Denting, Poor Polishing, Poor Printing, and Locking Defects
There are many types of defects found on tablet and capsule packing lines. These defects are aesthetically unacceptable and can result in complaints from customers. Therefore, production personnel must correct these defects.
Tableting and capsule failure can be caused by improper storage and coating process conditions. Proper lubrication and a properly set up feeder can help prevent sticking and other problems. However, excess moisture can cause tableting problems as well.
If you are seeing powder shedding, segregation, or telescopic defects, then it is likely that your press is not running smoothly. Poor printing and polishing can also cause defects.
Collect Control & Stability samples of Packed Products as Per Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
A standard study is a regulatory requirement for pharmaceutical products, especially new or improved ones. The purpose is to monitor the changes occurring during storage and testing. This includes the ability to maintain the product’s protection against microbial contamination and degradation.
Samples for the stability study should be collected as per the protocol. These samples should be stored at the control room temperature for a specified period. A corresponding remark column should be kept in the Stability Study Planner for the details of the balance quantity.
For accelerated and intermediate stability studies, additional sample quantities should be incubated. These quantities must be a minimum of 200 tablets or capsules.
A stability study report should be prepared by the Stability Section charge. It should include the test results and an evaluation of the results.
Computer Vision and Sensing Systems (COVISS) is a Vision Inspection System to Detect Problems in Tablets
If you’re running a tablet or capsule packing line, you should consider a vision inspection system. Vision systems use cameras, other imaging technologies, and software to detect defects and anomalies. They can also be used for a variety of other applications.
In addition to detecting defects and anomalies, vision systems can measure length, width, and color. In addition, they can perform fill-level checks and reliably determine mass.
Several companies have developed vision systems that are specifically designed for a variety of inspection processes. These include label inspection, container orientation, particulate inspection, cosmetic inspection, and defective container inspection.