Mettler-Toledo introduces new label inspection options

Mettler-Toledo introduces new label inspection options

The new vision inspection add-ons allow manufacturers to incorporate fully integrated smart camera technology into their production lines to verify the presence of correct labels. As a result, manufacturers can reject incorrectly-labelled packaged products, helping minimize the risk of product recalls plus protect brand integrity and profits from avoidable product loss.

The new technology options can verify different-sized packaged product labels on the same line across a wide range of food and pharmaceutical applications. For example, manufacturers producing different ice cream flavors or baby food products can now check each label against specific product data and reject non-conforming labels.

Advantages include minimizing the rework time staff must spend, as mislabeling mistakes are caught early before the packaged product reaches the secondary packaging stage, and mitigating product recalls by confirming only correctly-labeled packaged products can leave the production facility. The technology rejects labels incorrectly displaying allergen information as per the pre-programmed criteria. Plus, after product changeovers, it verifies the correct labels are applied to the correct packages.

Other advantages include reducing waste, and associated costs, as products with non-conforming labels or those that are mislabeled can now be repackaged with the correct label.

Mettler-Toledo said operational efficiency can also be improved by reducing line setup time for configuring new label inspections on product changeovers thanks to pre-programmed inspection set up software.

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