Label and Packaging Quality
Vision systems identify torn, damaged, and missing labels with surface detection technology
In many factories, machine vision controls the alignment and placement of labels, as well as the inspection. Labeling errors which occur during packaging can damage consumers’ perception of quality. To meet the quality and aesthetic expectations of customers, it is important to catch labeling defects before goods reach the market.
During the labeling process, many defects are hard to detect due to the orientation on the belt and the curved surfaces of cans and bottles. Quality inspections ensure product labeling is defect- and error-free. Machine vision systems with surface detection technology ensure labels are applied cleanly and squarely without wrinkles, air bubbles, rips, or other raised errors.
The Cognex In-Sight 7000 vision system with SurfaceFX feature extraction technology uses lighting and software algorithms to create high-contrast images which enhance the 3D features on a part. The In-Sight 7000 catches errors and defects such as torn, ripped, or warped labels. Monochrome and color models identify color errors and compare labels for consistency and quality in size, shape, color, and texture. This quality control measure reduces the incidence of error, helps meet stringent quality standards, and guarantees customer satisfaction.