Inspection & Test Equipment

Product testing and inspection is a critical part of any manufacturing process. Our engineers have vast experience in designing and building custom test equipment to ensure product meets the correct specifications. This equipment can be standalone cells or integrated into our larger automation processes.

Vision Inspection

We have an in-house team of skilled and highly qualified Vision Engineers. We work with the major vision systems manufacturers and specialise in developing state-of-the-art vision solutions for our clients. Applications include:

  • Assembly verification & component measurement
  • GTIN code inspection for pharmaceutical and medical devices
  • Code Reading and grading including OCR/OCV, 2D data matrix and barcodes
  • 3D Vision
  • Linescan
  • UV, NIR, multispectral analysis

Cognex Certified System Integrator

Test Equipment:

Our engineers regularly collaborate with clients to develop test equipment for new products or to integrate existing test methods to allow for high speed automation. Fully integrated systems can carry out 100% in-process testing or AQL sample testing.
Applications include:

  • Force testing
  • Torque testing of products
  • Flow test of needles and tube sets
  • Pressure & Leak decay
  • Electrical resistance
  • Functionality tests
Case Study


Syringe processing machine that utilised 5 high resolution cameras using Cognex VisionPro software, running on a dedicated Industrial PC. Read full case study
Case Study

VP180 – Vial print and inspection machine

Does your manufacturing process require comprehensive quality inspection and improved reliability? This vial print and inspection machine provides 100% quality inspection for printing and crimping… Read full case study
Case Study

Needle Assembly and Testing Machine

Ward automation are experts in the assembly and testing of medical devices. Watch this video of a Needle Assembly & Testing machine built by our… Read full case study
Case Study

Assembly & Inspection Machine

Assembly & Inspection Machine with cam and servo actuations and 3 Vision systems for product location and inspection. Read full case study

Qualification and Validation

All equipment is rigorously tested in-house, our procedures and documents are based on GAMP 5. With dedicated quality departments on both our sites, we can support our customers through their entire qualification and validation process, from placement of order through to the start of production.

Comprehensive technical documentation is supplied with our equipment which provides the client with the necessary information for operating, troubleshooting and maintenance of the equipment.

“As patients lives can depend on our customers products, our equipment must be fully tested to the highest of standards”