Food and Grocery

Food & grocery product manufacturers must incorporate traceability and identification codes (use by dates, batch codes and barcodes) on packaging, with products being free from contaminants to meet retailer requirements and customers’ expectations. Using a checkweigher or weigh-price labeller ensures only products within specifications leave your facility. 

Not all inspection technologies are made equal. So you need to understand which inspection machinery will drive quality and process improvement while delivering the best return on investment (ROI).  iQVision are specialists in tailoring quality control solutions for Australian food & grocery manufacturers. Use our systems to verify your products on-line.

Vision systems 

To check:

  • cap and tamper band fit and integrity on bottles
  • lid presence and fit on tubs
  • label match to selected SKU
  • label placement and formation
  • product counts in packed cartons
  • seal integrity on foil and other packets
  • product form, length and colour
  • product picking and sorting

Metal detection 

To check if products are free from ferrous metals and non-ferrous materials, including glass, stones and other contaminants

X-ray inspection

To check:

  • products are free from extremely small foreign objects 
  • even snackfoods and other products packaged in metallised film and foil-based packaging can be checked

Checkweighing

To check: 

  • with a checkweigher: that product weights are within your specifications (up to 15kg), in middle and high performance settings
  • with a weigh-price labeller: that product weights are within your specifications, and then labelled with the correct per-item price
 iQVision can tailor a solution to eject packages containing impurities or not meeting set quality standards from your production lines.

Applications

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Checkweigher
iQVision’s cost-effective checkweighers suits your food or non-food application, ensuring every product leaving your factory is within weight specifications, protecting your brand and profits. Check from 10g-15kg. Designed for hygienic, wet areas.
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Metal Detection Systems
iQVision’s cost-effective, advanced metal detection technology suits your food or non-food application, ensuring every product leaving your factory is free from metal contaminants, protecting your brand, machinery and bottom line.
Cross Reference
Matching or cross referencing several elements of packaging can be very beneficial for quality inspection using vision technology like matching caps to labels or bar codes on back label to design elements on the front label.
Pick and Place
Vision systems facilitate robotic pick & place processes, quickly and accurately detecting the position and orientation of parts - for identification, sorting and packing operations.
Line Monitoring
Simple to install, high speed cameras can allow diagnosis of a diverse range of manufacturing process issues.
Item Count
Smart cameras can reliably count bottles and other containers within cartons.
Empty Container Inspection
Vision solutions can inspect empty bottles, cans, tubes, boxes, tubs and other rigid containers to ensure they meet the dimensional and cosmetic requirements customers and regulators demand.
Packaging Quality Assurance
Vision solutions inspect products and other packages to verify that the packaging process was completed to the exacting standards and specifications set by the manufacturer.
Closure and Seal Validation
Vision solutions for closures and seals ensure the integrity of a closure placed on a bottle, tub or pack.
Label Inspection and Validation
Vision Solutions for label inspection can be set up to ensure perfect product presentation and confirm label ID every time.
Code Validation
A vision solution for code inspection is a complete in-line solution that verifies code presence, position and formation, and, where necessary, enables full code reading and matching.

Resources

2D Datamatrix Code Verification
Ensure that products with the right 2D codes are readable pass your quality inspection.
Auspack 2015 Overview
Auspack 2015 Overview
This video provides a snapshot of Matthews Australasia at AUSPACK 2015 in Melbourne.
Avoid-recalls
Avoiding Recalls Due To Packaging Faults
This application paper explores the type and cost of recalls in Australia and how they can be avoided by establishing automated QA processes. what vision systems are, and how, when combined with the right software, provide the high-level automated QA ...
Bar Code Verification
Inspect if the bar code on your product is correct and matches the quality criteria.
Batch/Date Code presence and formation
Smart cameras provide a variety of tools to identify code presence and completeness to ensure your product is shelf-ready.
Bottle Inspection
Use vision technology to check cap presence and fitment to detect missing, loose and cocked caps; tamper band integrity for missing or broken tamper seals and liquid fill level.
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FAQs
We've put together a list of FAQ's from the questions we get asked most often - so you know you are not the only one thinking about it! Check back in as we keep adding to the list.
Inspection glue on bulk packaging at Amcor
This case study covers how Amcor uses machine vision technology to check the amount of glue applied on bulk packaging bags for quality assurance.
Inspection of tubs at Chris' Dips
This case study covers how Chris' Dips uses machine vision technology to check barcodes on dip tubs, matching it to the product in the tub.
Inspection technologies from iQVision
Inspection technologies from iQVision
Hidden costs of product non-conformance can easily run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Without a safety net of integrated systems in place to ensure quick correction manufacturers are continually vulnerable to critical production errors th ...
iQVision Brochure
Using camera and customisable computer software, vision technology automatically inspects your product and packaging so you minimise: rework, rejections and recalls.
Item Count
Smart cameras can reliably count bottles and other containers within cartons to verify that the containers are the correct type based on lid shape/colour or other features.
Label Validation
Vision inspection will reliably verify the presence and accurate placement of labels as well as confirm that the correct labels and label versions are attached to products.
Line Monitoring
High speed cameras allow diagnosis of a diverse range of manufacturing process issues on high speed lines.
Matthews AUSPACK 2011 Wrap up.mov
Matthews AUSPACK 2011 Wrap up
This is a quick wrap up of Matthews Intelligent Identification at AUSPACK 2011. Matthews won the prestigious APPMA Design Award for iDSnet, our Packaging Code Management Solution. iDSnet networks all the coders and labellers on your production line a ...
Inspection
Objective Quality Assurance
This paper examines the various vision inspection applications in FMCG manufacturing and also recommends how to choose a vision implementation partner.
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Videos
Our library of videos showcase various inspection applications.
Vision Inspection of lid labels
Inspection of margarine lids to confirm label print and colour integrity.
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