Higher level of food safety thanks to visual inspection systems
In addition to conveyor belt labellers that are designed around customers' needs, MULTIVAC Marking & Inspection will be shifting the focus primarily to visual inspection systems on Stand E23 in Hall 5 at interpack 2017.
Thanks to visual inspection systems that can be integrated seamlessly into packaging lines, automated quality control can be performed reliably even at high output. In the light of more exacting legal requirements and greater liability risks, food-processing companies are faced with the task of making the labelling of their products an integral part of their quality management.
It is for this reason, that from 4 to 10 May in Düsseldorf MULTIVAC will be showing the I 410, a space-saving inspection solution, which is mounted on a separate transport conveyor and is equipped with a high-resolution line scanner and powerful image processing for both top and bottom scanning, and which performs highly reliable inspection of pack quality and labelling. The areas of use range from completeness checks on the packs, through to presence and position inspection of the labels, and right up to checking the print - and this includes pattern recognition, character verification, text checking and inspection of legibility and codes.
The I 410 is designed in the MULTIVAC Hygienic Design for use in the food industry. The exceptionally compact model, which will be shown at interpack, can for example be used as a stand-alone solution connected to a traysealer, whereby the packs are either transferred from an upstream transport unit or fed in manually. A motorised ejection device ejects the reject packs. This means that no compressed air is required for operation. Thanks to its modular construction, users are offered a high degree of flexibility in the use of different visual inspection solutions and ejection options.
The I 410 is operated simply and reliably via the MULTIVAC HMI 2.0. When part of a line, it is controlled centrally via the control terminal of the packaging machine. All processes can be controlled intuitively on the 12" LCD touchscreen. MULTIVAC Easy Connect ensures that efficient line integration is achieved, and it enables product changes to be carried out very quickly since the setting parameters for the particular product are saved in the recipe.
In addition to this, MULTIVAC will also be presenting at the trade fair the BASELINE I 100, a particularly space-saving design of X-ray inspection system for detecting foreign objects. Faulty products are ejected via the downstream I 210 checkweigher. This is equipped with many different checking functions to meet the highest food standards - each individual product is for example indexed into the unit and monitored with the aid of the line-motion control.
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