What is pharmaceutical inspection?

Inspection is part of the overall drug quality assurance system. The objective of inspecting pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities is either to enforce Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) compliance or to provide authorisation for the manufacture of specific pharmaceutical products, usually in relation to an application for marketing authorisation. A further aspect of pharmaceutical inspection is monitoring the quality of pharmaceutical products in distribution channels, from the point of manufacture to delivery to the recipient, as a means of eliminating the hazard posed by the infiltration of falsified medicines.

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The 08D3 Compact checkweigher from Production Packaging Supplies

Complete traceability

National as well as international legislation is forcing pharmaceutical manufacturers to implement complete traceability of their production within the entire value-added chain, by means of Track & Trace systems. Such systems guarantee a high level of process and product safety, fundamental features in the pharmaceutical sector.

Production Packaging Systems

Production Packaging Systems can help pharmaceutical manufacturers make sure the primary product meets specifications, particularly in contamination detection and weight with the use of its inspection equipment which is specific for the pharmaceutical industry, ensuring the highest production quality.

The company’s metal detectors check for ferrous, non-ferrous metal and stainless steel contaminants inside the products with an accuracy compliant with the standards defined by BRC, the metal detectors designed by PRISMA INDUSTRIALE assure the rejection of defective parts from the production line. The high sensitivity and advanced functions of self-check, phase adjustment and tracking unite the utmost reliability with a reduction in losses due to false rejects. The pharma metal detector was specifically designed to the requirements of the pharmaceutical sector, for small, high-flow loose pharmaceutical products like tablets and capsules. Equipped with regulators that make it highly adaptable, this pharmaceutical metal detector is able to scan 10 000 pieces per minute and can detect any type of metal contaminant: ferrous, non-ferrous and stainless to the size of 0.8mm in tablets and then auto rejects the products which contain contaminants.

Production Packaging Systems’ checkweighers range stands out due to how extensive and configurable they are, we know how to help you find the most suitable solution for your product and packaging type. It has four different models which have been designed for the pharmaceutical industry, these range from being able to weigh small and medium sized cylindrical pharmaceutical packages which runs alongside the customer’s conveyor line without interruption to checkwieghers for small pharmaceutical products with a maximum capacity of 600g and an accuracy of about 0.1g and a production rate of 500ppm, made entirely of stainless steel, it has an IP54 rating. This equipment can extremely accurately check small format, high value products like boxes, flow-packs, bottles and tubes and detect if there is product in the bottles and auto rejects if product is under spec.

The future of the pharmaceutical products inspection rests on X-ray equipment. A top-level system for the full control of the package and protection of your brand. X-ray inspection systems base their operation on differences in density and, therefore, on the different ray absorption levels of objects unrelated to the product.