FB-f-Logo blue 50    YouTube-icon-full color  TwitterLogo 55acee  In-2CRev-34px

Food manufacturing consists of dozens of segments including animal foods, dog and cat foods, breakfast cereals, sugar and confectionary products, fruit and vegetable, frozen foods, dairy foods, meat, seafoods, bakery and snack foods. Food processing and production machines in many industries represent significant financial investments, are very complex and operate at high speeds. Quality, traceability and regulatory compliance are becoming more challenging and high-speed cameras are an indispensible aid to engineers and quality personnel in the operation of these machines.

Cartoning and case erecting, coding and marking, forming/ filling/sealing, labeling, adhesive applying, bagging/filling/sealing, blister filling/sealing, blow molding, capping, conveying, feeding/inserting, flow wrapping, pouching and shrink wrapping machines all operate at high speeds and need continual monitoring, adjustments and maintenance to operate at peak throughput.

Use Cases

cereal

Cereal Manufacturer

A leading breakfast cereal manufacturer was experiencing a high number of rejected cereal bags. A filler/sealer machine’s PLC timing was off by 30 milliseconds so that the bag heat sealing commenced before the filling had stopped. As a result cereal was caught in the seal. At 500 frames per second, 2 milliseconds per picture, the engineers were able to get more than 15 images at the end of the process. They were able to adjust the PLC timing so that dwell time was at a minimum and thus ensure that the maximum throughput of 200 bags per minute production was met without the sealing problem.

Recommended Cameras

TS5 greyBox

TS5

Portable high-speed camera with 2560 x 2048 resolution and up to 18,644 fps.

 

IL5 greyBox

IL5

Tethered high-speed camera with 2560 x 2048 resolution and up to 18,644 fps.

Select Customers *

heinz_logo

nestly

kraft

nabisco

wrigley_logo

cadbury

saralee

quaker

*The listing above is a small sample of our customers and is not intended to imply or represent an endorsement of any kind by these companies.