Since the late 1950s, Brevetti CEA has been manufacturing inspection machines for injectable pharmaceutical products.
The company first concentrated on the production of semi-automatic machines until when, thanks to the intuition of the Owner, the production shifted its focus on fully automated inspection systems, which now represent the core business of Brevetti C.E.A.
The first automatic inspection machine was the "ATM18S" for ampoules, manufactured in 1980 when the availability of first photodiode sensors made it possible to automatically detect particles that contaminate pharmaceutical products.
The first inspection machine for vials was launched in 1987.
The machine vision system was “Nucleo”, a revolutionary technical approach to inspection methods based on the differential inspection of images (Image subtraction method). This technology has been developed and improved over the years, but still represents the basic principle for our machines.
The first machine for the inspection of pre-filled syringes was manufactured in 1992 and its production capacity was 6.000 pieces per hour.
In 2006 Brevetti C.E.A. applied the “High Speed Camera” technology on "K15-600" and "K32-600" machines, capable of inspecting 36.000 containers per hours and granting an acquisition of min. 24 images per each inspection device : by increasing the inspection frequency, the chances to seize defects is consequently increased.
This technology enables our machines to get real efficiency values that were believed to be impossible to reach, not only on standard products but also on complex applications like vaccine and freeze-dried products.
As a further proof of Brevetti C.E.A. total commitment to continuous research and devotion to vision applications, during the years the Company developed a sophisticated in-house vision system, which includes an owned library adaptable to all different inspection requirements.
Today Brevetti C.E.A. boasts of more than 2.000 inspection machines installed worldwide, half of which fully automatic.