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Volume-8,Issue-9  ( Sep, 2020 )
Paper Title
Design and Analysis of Automated Pill Weight Checking Device
Author Name
Ramanathan P., Akshay Saxena, Rahul G. Shanbhag, Y. V. Daseswara Rao, Arshad Javed
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani-Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana-500078, India
Weight, surface quality and dimension checking aspects of article (solid dosage) in the form of pills or capsules are discussed in this work. According to standard quality test prescribed by Indian pharmacopeia weight measurement aspect (for uniformity of weight) is integrated into the model designed in this work. In addition to a weight measurement, dimension verification is also required to avoid defective articles getting mixed up with the non-defective ones in the packing. The device proposed in this work measures the weight by a load cell and visual inspection by image processing at high speed using Programmable Logic Controller. The layout of the proposed design is given. Keywords - Image processing, Load cell, Programmable Logic Controller, Solid dosage, Uniformity of weight.
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