Food packaging lists variable information such as best before date, expiration date and pack date, often printed onto labels or packaging materials using a e.g., an ink jet printer in the packaging line. Nozzles issues or incorrect printer settings can cause bad prints.
Our inspection and reading of date markings utilizes the pros of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and Optical Character Verification (OSV) without having their typical disadvantages: false rejections.
The cons of OCR and OSV typically count lacking flexibility and low tolerances to variations in the print, causing too many products with acceptable prints to be rejected.
With the printers used today, minor deviations must be expected. TriVision’s intelligent print inspection ensures that only unacceptable quality is rejected, ensuring that manufacturers do not get unnecessary rework, waste, and costs.
VisioPointer® is a high-end, state-of-the-art vision inspection system designed for thorough quality control of food packaging. VisioPointer® is a complete solution with its built-in conveyor belt, ejector and operator panel in a compact stand-alone unit, making it easy to implement in most production lines.
VisioCompact® is stand-alone unit able to perform reliable inspection of packaging within a small footprint. It is the perfect solution for inspecting labels and artwork, barcodes and print on all sides of packaging. The system can also inspect package seals not requiring transillumination, i.e. packages with non-transparent bottom foil.