Health care manufacturing 
Achieving more with intellignet sensor


Achieving more with intelligent sensors

Filling capsules, pressing tablets, filling blister packaging correctly, filling syringes, positioning patient information leaflets, and labeling and picking tubes and crucibles accurately – these are examples of the day-to-day packaging processes in the pharmaceutical industry, where there are special requirements regarding filling reliability and documentation capability. SICK also offers suitable solutions for protection against trademark counterfeiting.

The success of cosmetics is all down to the brand, necessitating particularly high-class and complicated packaging. Imaginative perfume bottles with shimmering surfaces make great demands on the positioning of labels. Codes must be reduced for design reasons and requirements for protection against trademark counterfeiting must be met – challenges that are solved by intelligent SICK sensors in all cases.




Blister machine                               Laboratory automation                   Vertical cartoning machine


Trends & news

SICK sensors control pharmacy robot

The Finish company Capps Oy has developed an automated storage system for pharmacies that is based on a completely new approach. The machine requires only a fraction of the space of a conventional storage facility but can hold significantly more product.


Maximum Performance Thanks to Additional Height Monitoring

scanware electronic GmbH in Bickenbach, Germany, develops and manufactures inspection systems for the 3D quality control of pharmaceutical products during the packing process. Nowadays, 2D cameras are no longer up to the inspection tasks set by packaging machine manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies.


Seamless traceability for pharmaceuticals

Counterfeit pharmaceuticals cause major financial losses, can pose health risks, and undermine patients trust. In light of this, the pharmaceuticals industry has committed itself to implementing the EU directive 2011/62/EU by 2018. The falsified medicines directive, as it is known, aims to guarantee traceability and transparency in the supply chain.