Sensor solutions for
pharmaceutical packaging

Always safe, always reliable: Extremely reliable stainless steel sensors meet the highest safety and hygiene standards

The packaging process mainly involves tablets being packed in blisters and various liquids being filled into small glass and plastic bottles. Owing to the strict hygiene standards, stainless steel is often the only material allowed for the components used.


Maximum safety requirements apply during the production and packaging of pharmaceutical products.
To protect against falsification, code readers must guarantee 100% decoding. The DCR 200i bar code scanner reads all codes and ensures the traceability of the production and packaging process for all products. With its hygienic stainless steel housing, it is ideally suited to the demands of the pharmaceutical industry.

The hygiene design stainless steel sensors of the 53 series use laser technology to reliably and quickly detect even minute vials. Many challenges involving the detection of self-adhesive labels in the labeling station can also be mastered: For example, the GSU 14D forked sensor can reliably detect virtually invisible clear-on-clear labels.
In quality control, the LRT 8 luminescence sensor also reliably checks the presence of attached paper labels.

Precise positioning of vials

Detection of vials in screw conveyor

Cut mark detection
  • Hygienic design of laser retro-reflective photoelectric sensor and reflectors
  • Integration also in confined spaces
  • Highly precise positioning thanks to the small laser light spot
  • Chemical resistance tested in accordance with ECOLAB
  • Extended cleaning agent long-term test (CleanProof+)
  • Precise background suppression through special V-optics
  • Reliable detection of transparent objects in front of a moving background
  • Simple mounting with integrated metal threaded sleeve
  • Robust plastic housing with degrees of protection IP 67 and IP 69K
  • Multicolor contrast sensors with high precision and reliable switching behavior
  • Easy teaching of the marks via various teach modes or potentiometer
  • Convenient adjustment via dual-channel IO-Link interface
  • Tracking function for compensating contamination
  • Degrees of protection IP 67 and IP 69K and ECOLAB certification
To product PRKL 53 To product HT3C.V To product KRT 3B
To product KRT 55
To product KRT 18B

Determination of trigger position

Label detection

Code identification
  • Clearly visible light spot allows easy alignment and fast commissioning
  • Reliable detection of all types of containers
  • Tracking function for fault-free continuous operation
  • Simple sensitivity adjustment via teach button
  • Plastic or stainless steel housing with degree of protection IP 67 and IP 69K
  • Broad product portfolio for detecting a wide range of label materials – from paper to transparent film
  • Maximum dispenser accuracy
  • Conveyor speeds > 2 m/s
  • Simple sensitivity adjustment via teach button or potentiometer
  • Multiple parameter sets can be stored
  • Fast and reliable identification of 1D- and 2D-codes
  • 3 optics models cover reading distances from approx. 40 – 360 mm
  • High reading performance and powerful LED illumination enable reliable use even with low print quality and poor contrast in the code
  • Easy commissioning at the device or using the install wizard in the web browser
  • Degree of protection IP 67 and IP 69K (stainless steel housing)
To product PRK 3C
To product PRK 55
To product IGSU 14D
To product GS 63B
To product GS 61
To product DCR 200i