As an innovative leader, OPTEL is always at the forefront of all the latest technological developments in optics, software engineering and image processing.
OPTEL is one of the world’s leading providers of vision inspection, serialisation and traceability systems whose solutions help medical device companies ensure the safety and integrity of their products, adopt more effective quality assurance processes and increase brand value.
Our expertise resides in the development and integration of state-of-the-art vision inspection, traceability, product authentication, analytics and patient/consumer engagement technologies.
Vision inspection technology for medical device packaging
Our solutions for the medical device industry include automated vision inspection technologies to validate products, direct product marking, packaging and seal integrity, component presence in kits and trays, as well as labelling and printing.
OPTEL’s proven traceability solutions offer device identification and complete end-to-end visibility along the supply chain from manufacturing to the patient.
Some of the main goals medical device manufacturers can achieve through OPTEL’S solutions are:
· Reduce the number of false rejects
· Avoid recalls due to printing or mislabelling errors
· Comply with UDI regulations
· Track devices all along the supply chain
Medical packaging quality control
Timely detection of product defects or anomalies, as well as the ability to trace products back to their origin and track their journey along the supply chain, are crucial to protecting brand reputation and maintaining or enhancing consumer confidence.
OPTEL’s systems can help everyone involved in the process, including manufacturers, distributors and hospitals, to know exactly where products are located at every step of the supply chain.
Our solutions help manufacturers prevent time and resource-consuming device recalls, ensure compliance with regulations and get feedback from patients about device usage.
Robust vision inspection for product marking, packaging and labelling
OPTEL’s automated vision inspection systems contribute to ensuring quality in product marking, packaging and labelling. Once combined with data management and serialisation, they allow manufacturers to make the most of the data being collected on the packaging line and along the supply chain.
Our scalable and traceability-ready vision systems are renowned for the quality of their cameras, lenses, lighting and software, which can reliably connect with any ERP system.
OPTEL’s vision inspection solutions can be grouped into the following categories:
• Product inspection: Determines unit dimensions, shape and colour, among other cosmetic characteristics. Verifies characters and codes of direct marked devices.
• Packaging inspection: Inspects the packaging and seal integrity.
• Kit inspection: Validates component presence in trays, as well as cosmetic characteristics such as shape and dimensions.
• Labelling and printing inspection: Checks label presence and orientation, artwork, variable data, barcodes, grading and printing inspection on different packaging materials such as Tyvek, foil, flexible web and pouches.
Complete label inspection system
CIS PrintSafe performs a complete inspection of artwork and variable data on labels. It combines the power of contact image sensor (CIS) inspection technology with innovative and flexible automated vision software.
The system was designed to inspect wide webs at high production speeds. Being a compact yet powerful technology, it offers great flexibility to be installed where it is most needed on the production or packaging line, helping to reduce false rejects and to avoid waste.
High-speed printing and inspection system
HD PrintSafe is a printing and vision inspection solution specifically developed for large webs and high printing speed. It combines a fully integrated inkjet drop-on-demand printer with CIS technology.
This system provides complete label inspection (artwork and variable data) and a centralised entry point and is ready for serialisation and aggregation configurations.
Seal inspection system for contaminants, defects and creases
OPTEL’s Seal Inspection Solution detects defects such as foreign-body contaminants, creases, scarce sealing material and other anomalies in a real-time controlled environment. The solution minimises the risk of human error that is common in manual inspections. It complies with cleanroom standards and can be located next to sealing machines for vacuum-formed trays with paper, foil or Tyvek lids.
High-quality vision inspection and traceability for medical packaging
OPTEL earned its leading position in the vision inspection and traceability market through more than 30 years of experience providing effective solutions in the life sciences sector.
Its global team of experts is committed to developing turnkey solutions based on optimised and proven technologies that enable manufacturers to reduce downtimes and maximize overall operating efficiency (OEE).
Our solution designers consider the particularities of medical device manufacturing environments such as cleanrooms, manual or semi-automated processes and short time-to-market needs.
OPTEL is a leading global provider of traceability systems whose goal is to use its innovative technologies to build a sustainable world through the Intelligent Supply Chain®.
OPTEL is the only company with the ability to offer true end-to-end traceability, providing granular data at every step of the supply chain—from raw materials to the consumer and beyond.
Founded in 1989, OPTEL is a Certified B Corporation headquartered in Canada, with facilities in the United States, Ireland, India and Brazil, as well as employees worldwide.
Thermo Fisher Scientific is among the many content customers who identify the value OPTEL’s serialisation and track and trace capabilities can deliver beyond compliance.