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Engilico’s HyperScope for in-line seal inspection solution of rigid trays and thermoforms uses hyperspectral imaging (HSI) and artificial intelligence technology to detect contamination in the seal of trays. Even with printed plastic top films, when contamination is hardly visible for traditional vision-based systems, seal contamination can be detected by a hyperspectral camera.
HyperScope uses Artificial Intelligence to automatically determine the contours of the sealing area, regardless of package orientation and slight deformations. To keep up with fast production speeds, it is equipped with state-of-the-art processing architecture including a powerful GPU. The system can inspect up to 160 packages/min, a speed that is suited for most food production lines. Typical applications are in-line inspection of trays or pots packaged under modified air conditions with meat, cheese, fish, cheese, vegetables, snacks, etc.
Engilico will also exhibit its SealScope for in-line seal inspection of flexible packages on a Matrix Mercury vf/f/s machine at Matrix’s Booth C-2825. It is an easy to integrate and non-destructive in-line seal inspection and process monitoring technology for flexible packages such as pouches, flow wraps, vf/f/s bags, etc.
Via sensors that are mounted on the sealing jaws, SealScope detects product in seal, wrinkles and tapered seals. It also issues early warnings for process drifts enabling preventive machine maintenance. Worldwide, leading companies in the food, pet care and other industries where sealing is a critical process are using SealScope seal inspection to improve their outgoing packaging quality and reduce their packaging cost.
Engilico will also exhibit the SealScope on a Pacraft TT-8D-N (Booth SU-8080) rotating pouch packaging machine.