What is a vial glass?

a vial is a small container usually made of glass or plastic. It may be shaped like a tube or bottle and have a flat bottom, unlike common blood collection tubes. Vials are available with various caps to meet specific storage or handling requirements. Vials are typically used to store medicines or laboratory samples.

One of the positive points of using a glass vial is its durability and small size. Also, because the glass vial has anti-chemical properties, it is a perfect option for storing some medicines, and all the properties of the medicines are completely preserved in the glass vials.


When it comes to tubular glass production for the pharmaceutical industry, high standards are put in place to ensure that products are capable of performing specific, critical functions.

Vials play an important role in pharmaceutical packaging. If contamination, cosmetic or geometric defects compromise your production, they can have a decisive impact on the integrity of the vials you produce.

To eliminate defects in your products, hit consistent quality control standards, and meet customer requirements, you need a comprehensive vial quality control solution.


Vision inspection systems for pharmaceutical glass vials can detect dimensional or cosmetic defects. It can also help control the tight tolerances on vial geometry to ensure premium quality. 100% vision inspection can detect “visible” defects even when very small. The high-end Vision systems can detect even invisible defects like missing pieces of material, deformations and contamination. These defects can even be embedded in the material.

High speed, 100% vision inspection can detect defects even when less visible and 100 um or smaller in size. High-end systems available can even detect invisible defects that are embedded in product itself or too small to see with the human eye.

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The most reliable non-contact method for the highest level of quality control

With the help of machine vision technology, different types of inspections can be defined for pharmaceutical products. By mechanizing the quality control process of products, it is possible to experience a significant increase in the speed of inspections without human error, and apart from that, the quality process of products can be managed in useful statistical formats

Appearance and size inspection system using machine vision system

Currently, camera-based image inspection is commonly used. However, there were many challenges to overcome, such as reflection of light or unevenness of glass texture, before applying it to formed glassware. Sorinfarbod has been striving more than 4 years to solve these issues one by one, which improved the performance not just for dimension and shape checks, but to the level “more reliable than human eyes”.

Diameter and height of the total vial or parts like the body, brim, neck or lip can be measured ensure dimensional and quality physical and chemical compliance to specifications.

• Automatic rejection of defective pcs
• Customizable quality level
• Automatic calibration system
• Performance per chuck
• Measurements and statistics in real time

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• Simple teaching of new or modified test instructions
• Inspection of the test specimen on the basis of visual characteristics
• Reporting of detected errors
• Marking of the faulty areas on the screen

False Rejects—No Thanks!

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Defective vials are filtered out at an early stage to prevent them reaching further processing. This is an important cost factor for you, as it prevents defective containers from being filled with costly pharmaceuticals.

With this machine, high-powered cameras and intelligent algorithms reliably detect defects and keep false rejects to a minimum. But that’s not all. You can also use the inspection data collected for analysis and process optimization.