Vision technology for the food and beverage industry
As Europe's leading provider of machine vision technology and services STEMMER IMAGING has extensive experience working with world leading equipment manufacturers, systems integrators and end volume end users in many aspects of food production from automated harvesting, processing, sorting and portioning right through to validating the packaging and labels before shipment.
Inspection is a critical component of HACCP programs in the food industry. Hyperspectral imaging now provides a powerful complementary approach for the machine vision engineer. Its ability to identify differences in the chemical composition of organic materials opens up major new possibilities for detecting impurities in food products. Most importantly, systems are now available that operate in real time, allowing them to be used on high speed production lines.
The new Wave series of dual-band line scan cameras from JAI operate in the Short Wave InfraRed (SWIR) region of the spectrum. The WA-1000D-CL simultaneously acquires and precisely aligns images from SWIR light between 900 and 1400 nm on one sensor and from 1400 nm to 1700 nm on the second sensor, even when objects are moving at high speeds. This has the potential to enhance current machine vision systems by revealing information that can’t be seen when using just the visible and/or the near infrared light spectrum.
STEMMER IMAGING has developed a subroutine for the Sherlock machine vision environment that allows fully calibrated temperature measurements from an LWIR camera to be seamlessly included in machine vision measurements.
Vision technology has a crucial role to play in offering manufacturers in the food industry a competitive advantage. One important area is **packaging, where both...
The Swiss company, Leuthold Mechanik AG (HLM) makes machines for manufacturing aluminium containers which, among other things, are used for packaging pet food and foodstuffs....
Witten-based OCS GmbH is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of production-integrated film inspection systems. Up to **ten cameras operate side by side in scalable...