What are the benefits of an artificial vision inspection system?

Steadiness, neutrality, repeatability. Factors like tiredness, distraction and eccessive speed can cause problems to the human operator’s attention. On the other hand, automation systems guarantee a regular inspection that is not subject to external environmental factors. Lacking the personal judgement that can change from operator to operator, the inspection is consistent throughout all work shifts.

What are the limits of an artificial vision inspection system?

If impartiality is one of the merits of inspection systems, it can also result in weakness. Analysis based on numerical values leaves no room for interpretation of the defect, whereas the human operator can demonstrate tolerance or intransigence based on personal experience.

How does optical inspection work?

Camera, lights and software are the operational core of vision inspection. Cameras record images of well-lighted packages to inspect. The software processes and analyses such images, to detect possible defects.
Being a vision-based inspection, only what is visible to the naked eye can be identified.

How fast is the inspection?

Viewtech inspection systems can work up to a speed of  240 trays/min, in a condition of twenty controls enabled.

Is there a limit to the number of controls I can enable?

In theory there is no limit to the number of controls that can be enabled for each recipe. Limits are rather related to computation time: the higher the number of controls, the longer the computation time.

What types of packages can be inspected? 

Vision inspection is normally to control trays and rigid packages, but certain types of bags and flowpacks can also be inspected.

In what kind of environment can Viewtech inspection systems be installed?

Viewtech offers solutions suitable for both the relatively clean and dry environments low-risk areas and high-risk areas, where humidity, frequent washing and aggressive detergents are the standard.