VISY LINE RIGHT
There are many opportunities for errors to occur at various points on any production line. Left undetected a simple setup error can result in production downtime, rework, waste or even a product recall. Worse still is the potential damage to brand image or relationships with supply chain partners and consumers.
VLR is the software to hardware connection framework automating accuracy at all the common points of risk using inspection devices such as vision sensors and barcode readers.
Online coding and labelling devices are set to print the right data each and every time using a single command from an operator panel.
When a change in product request is made at the control panel the approved data is transmitted to all printers and labellers up and down the line. All vision sensors and scanners are set to look for the correct packaging and labels. If defects are detected alerts, line stop and even real time rejection from the line is possible.
Some of the common errors that can occur are:
- the selection of incorrect primary packaging or label
- wrong or missing date codes
- printed carton barcodes that are incorrect and may not scan
- poorly applied or damaged labels
- under or over filling of products
- foreign objects inside packaging