Avec une technologie de vision de haute précision, l’industrie agro-alimentaire peut ainsi contrôler en toute fiabilité ses produits, même ceux difficiles à inspecter. Résultat : 100 % de qualité et une productivité en expansion.
The need to manufacture products reliably and without faults is more important than ever in the food, beverages and packaging industries. The pressure to achieve this have led to extremely high levels of manufacturing automation in efficient production plants.
Vision technology plays a crucial role for processes where speed and accuracy are extremly important and help to secure the manufacturers a competitive advantage. This established technology opens up possibilities in quality assurance that were previously impossible to implement, both in terms of inspection of the food product itself, inspection of the packaging, or tracking and traceability. Automation of food processing, packaging and inspection has significant benefits to producers, as reduced waste and giveaway represents increased profits. In addition, the costly penalties imposed by supermarkets for incorrectly labelled and presented products make 100% inspection essential and such an inspection system can yield a very quick return on investment.
Before food and edible goods are packaged, it must be verified that the contents satisfy the customers' high expectations. High-speed inspection systems are used for the control of various product characteristics. Inspection systems control the form and size as well as colour and colour-composition of the product. This guarantees a regular product size and appearance.
Many food processing applications involve looking for defects in a part-processed or final product as part of the quality control procedure. Imaging can for example help to inspect fruit and vegetables for colour, size and shape. For cooked and processed foods such as biscuits, flour tortillas, pizzas etc, vision technology can be used to check for incomplete product, diameter, size and shape, edge defects, holes, burnt product, the correct presence and distribution of pizza toppings, chocolates in a box etc.
Applications in the beverage industry range from supervision of fill-height and control concerning contamination with foreign matter, to bottle or can inspection tasks like label verification for position, quality and correctness, up to seal control or checking of screw-depth or position of a cap.