METTLER TOLEDO CI-Vision, Aurora, Ill., launched the V2640 Flat Pack vision inspection system, which inspects and confirms that online equipment is producing the specified safety markings, and that printers on the line are functioning correctly. It simultaneously confirms that the package is completely sealed.

If a printer malfunctions and any required code or date is not placed on a package or is incorrect, incomplete or unreadable because of a printing error, the vision system will detect that fact and reject the item. As a result, every package leaving the facility will be in complete compliance with regulatory requirements. By tracking each product’s lot number as it passes through the processing line, the technology also provided traceability throughout the downstream supply chain.

The V2640 Flat Pack line consists of three machine sizes––200mm, 300mm and 400mm widths––able to inspect fresh food product packaging of different widths and lengths. Cameras on each system automatically adjust position to facilitate the setup for the inspection of products ranging from 10mm to 200mm in height. This boosts flexibility for fresh food producers, while optimizing camera focus and lighting for accurate label verification regardless of pack height.

Mettler-Toledo CI-Vision’s advanced CIVCore 11 Software enables high-speed processing of the resulting inspection data and analyzes high-resolution images at a speed of 250 packs per minute. CIVCore 11 Software also provides a large memory capacity for the storage of data and images of rejected packs. The V2640’s easy-to-use touchscreen displays intuitive dropdown menus and graphic toolbars that allow the system to be set up quickly for the inspection of a new product, simplifying changeovers and enhancing inspection flexibility. Conveyor speed adjusts automatically during machine operation to meet the needs of the processing line, further enhancing productivity.