Trends und Kostenaspekte bei der Kontrolle von Pharmaverpackungen
Dirk R. H. Dickfeld
PCE Pharmacontroll Electronic Vertriebs GmbH, Alsbach
Cost savings in the pharmaceutical packaging control require constitutional decisions: is a control necessary; does it eliminate unbearable risks, is it useful for quality assurance or does it increase the productivity. The choice of the control method can be vital: for example pharmacode reading, datamatrix or OCR reading. Blister control via camera: black/white camera for quality control or colour camera for control of mixups of tablets. Beside the purchase price for a system, the preparation of the packaging, installation, maintenance, spare parts and the packaging care will be relevant expense factors. Costs for single controls are simple to calculate, for example, control for glass breakage, completeness control, print control, etc. Cost control on monitoring systems and product tracking systems need more attention. A central, networked operation of all control devices on a line, will save costs and simplifies the operating.