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Machine vision makes packaging more beautiful

In the food industry, not only the product but also the packaging is important. Industrial image processing in 3D optimizes control during production.

31 Oct. 2018
Machine vision makes packaging more beautiful (Picture: Isra Vison AG)

Darmstadt-based ISRA VISION, an expert in three-dimensional machine vision applications, has received a major order of more than five million euros to "digitize the surface inspection of a pan-European food packaging manufacturer," according to a statement. According to ISRA VISION, industrial image processing also allows the examination of multilayer materials and makes the entire process more efficient by detecting potential packaging errors early on. The Darmstadt-based company states that its high-resolution recognition technology, which is designed for in-line quality control, works precisely at path speeds of several hundred meters per minute down to the nano range. The inspection systems should also be retrofitted cost-effectively in existing production facilities.

But machine vision technologies can do even more: The automated optical inspection systems from VITRONIC scrutinize even complex components from the photovoltaic industry, while high-resolution cameras in Cobots serve as eyes and, in conjunction with artificial intelligence, allow direct evaluation of the acquired data.