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DPI Assembly Camera Inspection - 1405

The Challenge

To build a vision inspection system that completely qualifies a Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI) assembly on production line. The DPI Assembly goes on multiple visual inspection checks to qualify for complete assembly of DPI.

The Solution

Integrating an NI Compact Vision System (CVS) to evaluate the correctness of the build and assembly provided a holistic solution to detecting defective DPI parts on Assembly line.

The System

The end solution is an End-of-Line (EOL) Automated Test Equipment (ATE), deployed on the production floor for qualifying each part that was manufactured. This consists of conveyor belt with multiple stations for vision inspection.

As the system is built for the pharmaceutical industry, it has to conform to the electronic standards for Medical Equipment, namely the US FDA prescribed 21 CFR Part 11 standard. This Includes the implementation of controls such as access controls, audit trials and auditing functions, system validation, electronic signatures, data retention and permanence, and reasonable tamper proofing.

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