Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Review February 2021

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X-ray quality assurance for healthcare products Although X-ray based quality assurance is largely best practice in food manufacturing, the healthcare industry can definitely learn from the benefits this technology brings to the food industry. We speak to Wipotec-OCS about X-ray and other technologies for medicine, medical devices and cosmetics.


he typical reason for using X-ray technology is the detection of foreign bodies. In comparison to metal detectors, the sensitivity is not much affected by metal film and in most cases less effected by metal packaging in general. Besides different types of metal, they are used to find glass, ceramics and sometimes certain kind of plastics. This ensures the health of consumers and avoids costly and often brand-destroying recalls.

Another typical field of application is the use of X-ray inspection technology to check fill levels. Besides these typical jobs, there are many more applications where the benefits of an X-ray inspection unit are useful and can create added value, depending on the product and the packaging.

ADDED VALUE FOR PHARMA Blister packs are widely used in the pharmaceutical industry for tablet and

Did you know? Wipotec-OCS is a German manufacturer of world-class weighing technology, X-ray and vision inspection, as well as track-and-trace solutions. It produces sophisticated specialised solutions for demanding applications as well as high-quality entry-level solutions at a competitive price. In South Africa, Wipotec-OCS is represented by USS Pactech, which is well-known locally for its high-quality service and support level.

Setup of an SC-4000 X-ray Scanner from Wipotec-OCS



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