Many bottlers and other packagers still rely on manual inspection to make sure labels are positioned correctly and containers have no blemishes. But vision suppliers are striving to speed up the process.
ICS Inex Inspection Systems is unveiling its 360 degree inspection system, a turnkey package that includes vision, software and controls. It has four cameras that inspect the entire package in one pass. The system, debuted at PackExpo, doesn’t need fine tuning even when production runs change.
“Plant engineers don’t have to adjust the camera to take the best angle even when they change the size of the bottle,” says Bernard McDowell, marketing director at the Clearwater, FL, supplier.