n Food Manufacturing Africa - A new world of flexible and smart label inspection - labelling

Volume 7 Number 2
  • ISSN : 2309-5334


Quality inspection of packaging is critical for perishable products. An unreadable barcode or an incorrect expiry date could result in perfectly good products being recalled and discarded. As production lines become more automated, so must inspection and quality control. These systems can improve a line’s effectiveness, by performing tasks quickly and accurately. The real benefits only materialise when smart automation is implemented. When applied to vision inspection systems, defects can be spotted and dealt with swiftly with minimal impact to the line. A smart vision inspection system can make a production line efficient and less wasteful. All production lines face challenges regarding inspection and quality control. Governments want to protect their citizens and are enforcing tighter restrictions on package markings, especially in the food and pharma sector.

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