metal detection for strawberries
Innovation and Best Practices, Machine Vision & Quality

Top 10 considerations when assessing X-ray or metal detection for strawberries

In light of the current strawberry-confidence crisis, what options can packers look at to protect their produce and businesses? Just now there is a crisis of consumer confidence in the Australian strawberry market: there have been some 100 reported instances of needles or pins being found in strawberries in Queensland, NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and South […]

identification and inspection
Machine Vision & Quality, Product Identification Technologies

Identification and inspection: why integrate?

Used separately, identification and inspection are powerful technologies with the ability to improve efficiencies and product quality. So, just imagine what they can achieve when they work together. Identification and inspection systems are becoming two very powerful components at the end of the line. Labelling, marking and coding systems provide compliance to the exacting retailer […]

what problems can vision inspection solve
Machine Vision & Quality

What problems can vision inspection solve?

The just-released Packaging Technology Survey 2017 reported that one of the biggest pressures facing today’s business managers, engineers and operations managers is the constant demand for increased operational efficiency and throughput without compromising quality. No surprises there. However, what may come as more of a surprise is the fact that only 16% of companies surveyed […]

ready meal inspection
Machine Vision & Quality

Which inspection technologies can be used for ready meals? (no longer the old TV dinner)

Ready meals are a fast-growing category. But they’re not straightforward to inspect. Here, we reveal the technologies ready to meet the challenge of ready meal inspection. Ready meals have come a long way in the past few decades. In the words of CSIRO Professor Martin Cole: “Ready meals are not 1970s TV dinners, but highly […]

inspection systems
Lean Manufacturing & OEE, Machine Vision & Quality

Best practice guide to inspection systems

Quality is everything in manufacturing today. But the demand for more products and faster turnaround times means it’s no longer enough to rely on human inspection to achieve the high level of standards customers and consumers expect. That’s where automated inspection systems come in. Metal detectors, checkweighers, scanners, X-ray and vision inspection … there’s a […]

Machine Vision & Quality

Check please! 9 ways label inspection systems ensure zero-defect labels

Label integrity is a big issue for manufacturers. The high speeds at which products are labelled today can result in a wide variety of defects. And the second that these defects leave the factory doors, they start causing problems for the manufacturer and its customers. Here, we reveal nine ways label inspection systems can help. […]

Checking if the product is good
Machine Vision & Quality

3 essential inspection technologies for FMCG

What’s the key to reducing cost and increasing consumer safety in today’s FMCG industry? Precision. However, production lines are not always perfect – even when they’re fully automated. So how can you ensure that any problems are quickly detected, identified and corrected before the goods leave the plant? Ultimately, it comes down to protection: protecting […]

Vision Technology Systems
Machine Vision & Quality

Benefits of vision technology systems

Improve efficiency, quality assurance and reduce errors with vision technology systems. In days gone by vision systems posed problems for manufacturers, as they were difficult to use and expensive to implement. Today we see uptake on the rise, because such technology has become more cost-effective and simpler to implement, allowing businesses to invest in and […]

Machine Vision & Quality, Trends in Identification

5 ways the vision industry decreased product recalls & packaging errors

You already know recalls increase work, rework—& headaches—for everybody. Now, ‘keeping up with global manufacturing Jones’ means limiting your recall numbers to increase your competitive advantage. Recalls squeeze Australian Manufacturers for three reasons: Retailers lose time and money in-house (and with their customers) over the legal implications of dealing with recalls. Customers, often the first […]