Inspection and monitoring technology for packaging manufacturing that transforms global productivity
The packaging industry faces big challenges right now. Consumer trends and buying habits continue to change. Demand for clearer labelling and transparency on sourcing and ingredients is growing. Moves towards sustainability are consigning single-use plastics to the bin and putting pressure on manufacturers to cut waste and find efficiencies. Not to mention energy prices, material shortages, inflationary pressures, wage rises and job vacancies.
But there are big opportunities to be had, too. New innovations in packaging, new materials and new rapid assembly methods are bringing exciting and in-demand products to market faster and more affordably than before. Automated vision inspection is already helping the industry to deliver future packaging trends consistently and safely, while minimising downtime or costly recalls.
Solve packaging quality and productivity problems
Protect your production
Thermal imaging can protect your production and assets – monitor the temperature of sealing, hot-melt glue application and other heated packaging processes to maintain the quality of production.
Optical character recognition (OCR) solutions keep up with your factory. Using deep learning, vision intelligence can carry out challenging, complex visual inspections on high-speed lines, handling big volumes.
Automate quality control
Automated barcode scanning can cut misreads and reduce manual checks by automating handling and checks. Check for pack stability, correct assembly, incorrect or missing items or prevent shipping errors.
Automated vision intelligence that takes care of business
Check the integrity of tamper proof and safety seals, detect counterfeits or inspect for capping or cosmetic defects. Where product safety is paramount, vision intelligence can protect item security to give customers and end users confidence, and reduce the need for recalls.
Label & code checks
Spot mislabeled packaging, catch skewed or incorrect allergen labelling or carry out high-speed pack inspections. Optical character recognition (OCR) can perform challenging label inspections at different angles, even reading partial or misshapen codes.
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.