Crest Solutions has launched a high accuracy in-line print verification system. PrintInspector provides highly accurate vision-based technology to check medical device labels for all the print defects commonly found in this industry. The system addresses concerns over validation by providing a highly accurate means of inspecting large and varied sized labels.
The system offers high resolution inspection using advanced vision technologies and has been designed to cover labels of up to A4 in size to ensure highly accurate print verification.
PrintInspector consists of a high resolution scanning camera with a built-in light source positioned directly above the label as it exits the printer. It clips on permanently to the front of the printer using existing locating points and utilises the drive mechanism of the printer to guide the labels under the scanning head.
The system verifies labels as they are printed and is capable of speeds of up to 300mm per second. The system has different attachment heads depending on the printer manufacturer. It reads all common 1D barcodes, pharmacode and datamatrix code. It checks for missing and excess print, it inspects graphics for accuracy, and detects smudges and streaks on unpopulated areas of the label.