19045 Farmington Road
Livonia, Michigan 48152 USA
Machine Vision Systems and Turnkey Inspection Solutions
Equipment and Services for Pharmaceutical / Healthcare / Consumer Products
Phoenix Imaging, Ltd. manufactures a wide range of products for Pharmaceutical/Healthcare/Consumer Products testing. Since 1985 Phoenix Imaging has agreed to an industry Code of Ethics and has access to the most up to date information available, including professional certification, training and continuing education; state of the art technology; technical services; industry trends and statistical data; and research and development. The MIB-100™ Lighting Booths are State-of-the-Art Lighting Systems for Manual Inspection and have been selected by many corporations as the "Standard" by which all others are measured. The lighting booths are protected by several patents and represent the highest quality product in their class. Floor Standing and Table Top models are designed to fit every requirement.
Standard Products for the Pharmaceutical / Healthcare Industry
Manual Inspection Booths:
The MIB-50™ (table top unit) designed when available laboratory or counter space is at a premium.
The MIB-90™ (floor standing unit) designed for optimal inspection of high volume products.
The MIB-100™ (floor standing unit) designed for optimal inspection of all sizes of products.
When large inspection projects are involved Phoenix Imaging, Ltd has teamed with FP Developments of Williamstown, New Jersey to provide large pacer conveyor based systems. These system also use patented technology similar to the industrial standard MIB-100™ manual inspection booths. The pacer conveyor systems are available in 2x2, 2X3, 2X4 or 2X5 configurations (i.e. back to back inspection units using a common feed conveyor).
The Referee Level Particle Standards (RLPS™) provide customers with high quality NIST traceable Particles Standards for training, inspector qualification, and automated inspection equipment validation. The RLPS™ sets are available in a wide range sizes from 1ml to 1,000ml in WFI or solution to match the viscosity and color of your product. The RLPS™ set is offer in multiple levels depending on the container volume and material. There are a minimum of 25% seed particles of the "Must Reject" sizes in every set. The standard set contains 100 containers with 36 seeded containers. Each seed particle is measured accurately to ±1µm in diameter (spherical) or proximal length (irregular or fibers) with NIST traceable computer controlled micrometer stage. In addition all seed particles are photographed for record and supplied with a Certificate of Analysis (COA) with all sets.
Referee Level Particle Standards (RLPS™) for Inspector Training / Certification and the Validation of Automated Inspection Equipment.
--- Manual Inspection & Special Lighting Booths ---
Manual Inspection Booths (MIB series) offer consistent controlled lighting environment for improved reliability of manual inspection procedures. The lighting environments utilized patented technology to insure consistent environmental conditions from operator station to operator station.
Based on our patented lighting design the luminous flux within the inspection volume is within ±5% for the life on the source. A controlled feedback insures the same output level even after lamp replacement. The design of the MIB-100 makes it a basic tool for discovery of the baseline for human inspection. The lighting system provides a large (~10 liters) of volume in which lighting conditions are very consistent. The lighting intensity can be adjusted between 200 ft-cd (2150 Lux) to 900 ft-cd (9685 Lux).
The standard configuration booth has a Corian® solid surface armrest with built-in touch screen operator interface panel. An optional side shelf kit is available for high volume production applications.
This is the Premium Manual Inspection Booth, there is no substitute! More Information on MIB-100.
For higher volume work in which a pacer conveyor is required Phoenix Imaging has teamed with FP Developments (Williamstown, NJ) to produce the MIB-200 Manual Inspection Station. This product is offered in a 4 x 2 to 5 x 2 configurations, these are back to back units and have a infeed pacer conveyor nearest each inspector and a common "accepted product" conveyor in the center. The illumination system incorporates the same feedback control as the MIB-100 system. The pacer conveyor releases product at pre-determined intervals to insure consistent inspection times. For high production requirements, FP Developments offer Infeed product tables and disposition accumulation tables as MIB-200 options.
(To the Left the MIB-100 is Shown with Optional Side Shelves)
(To the Right the MIB-50 is Shown in the Standard Configuration)
Other Options available include: Top Visor, Leg Extensions, Curved Corian© Armrest, Audible Alarms, Monochrome Background (White or 18% Graycard), Japanese Pharmacopeia Lighting, Lower Mirror Plastic Protector, and two position footswitch (start inspection cycle, Pass/Fail results).
The ParticleScope™ instrument is a semi-automated inspection system that is capable of detecting particles as small as 25µm without interfering with the integrity of the container. The ParticleScope™ instrument represents the State-of-Art in small vials inspection, it is also capable of cartridges / syringes inspection. The ParticleScope™ instrument not only detects the contamination in the container but it will also provide accurate measurement of the particle size down to better than 50µm. The system offers several modes of operation, the two principle modes are the precise measurement of a single particle or the counting and sizing of multiple particles. This system has no equal in non-destructive particle detection capability in small vial for injection (SVI), cartridges, syringes and ampoules. The inspection system is available with various size Product Holding Pucks (PHP) to accommodate holding the containers in the proper position during the inspection cycle. The standard vial configuration system is capable of performing inspections on vials from 1 ml to 20 ml in size. A larger illumination cube is available to hold vials from 20 ml up to 50 ml in size.
Version 2.0 of the product has been released and is available for purchase as of February 2011. Product evaluation request are now being taken for products 20 ml and smaller. Be sure to see this instrument at an upcoming Pharmaceutical Exhibition or call to schedule a visit to the Phoenix Imaging facility.
State-of-the-Art Non-Destructive Particle Detection / Measurement Systems (ParticleScope™)
As part of our on-going effort to improve product capability we are very interested in your comments and suggestions. We can reach us by phone, fax, mail or e-mail at the following locations. Please feel free to forward information, requirements and illustrations about specific applications to one these locations.
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