Improve FMCG productivity and eliminate quality defects with vision intelligence
Manufacturers of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) face big challenges right now. From people shortages and the cost of energy or raw materials to supply chain disruption or the move to net zero, the threats to future productivity loom large.
Consumer goods producers know they must strive for absolute consistency in product quality and safety. Their customers demand it and the bottom line depends on it. But achieving it relies on effective and efficient production monitoring and inspection.
Machine vision that can transform global manufacturing productivity
Ensure product safety
Ensuring safe, reliable products is the single biggest priority for any FMCG manufacturer. No business wants to risk consumer health, customer confidence or reputational damage. Vision intelligence can automatically inspect production lines for pack seal integrity, check for possible contamination, incorrect labelling, seal allergen tracking and more.
Maintain product quality
Maintaining product consistency in high-speed, large volume manufacturing is a big challenge. Doing it cost-effectively through manual inspections is even harder. Vision intelligence can carry out quality control at pace and scale, inspecting every product for consistency, size, cosmetic damage and possible defects, preventing future product recalls or returns.
Downtime costs money. Protecting, optimising and improving productivity, and reducing line stoppages is essential to staying efficient and competitive. Vision intelligence can transform FMCG productivity before, during and after production using automated inspection and monitoring, to compare performance across single sites or whole continents.
Run complex inspections
Automated vision inspection can carry out simple or complex inspections – from fill level or product inspection to high-speed label or code inspection, optical character recognition (OCR), object identification, sortation, presence or absence verification and more.
Automate quality control
Spot missing parts or defects, catch operator errors or prevent assembly issues before products leave the factory. With automated vision inspection, quality control systems can ensure repeatability and reliability in every finished product.
Get ready for ‘lights-out’
The future of ‘lights out’ automation is fast approaching for all manufacturers. Ignoring the fact won’t work forever. Whatever stage your business is at on its industry 4.0 journey, vision intelligence can help you adopt automation to find efficiencies and stay competitive long-term.