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Situation

Detecting production defects is crucial in the high-speed filling process within the food processing industry. However, detecting the defects and determining the reason for defects is no easy task. Manual inspection is not feasible because of the speed and the subtle nature of the defects.

Results

Together with our partner Microsoft, Valcon supported the client in developing a Computer Vision-based system using high-speed cameras to gather images of packaging leaving the machines. The system is able to detect defects and analyze the nature of the defect and helps determine which environmental variables and machine configurations will minimise package defects.