10 new machines answer food packaging demands: Page 8 of 10

By Jenni Spinner in Food Packaging on September 22, 2019


8. Automatic print inspection technology shows signs of intelligence

The 4Sight automatic print inspection system is designed to communicate with any brand of printer, with no need to program the camera what to watch out for. The intelligent inspection system is the result of a partnership between AutoCoding Systems and SICK.

While traditional vision inspection typically requires fixturing with an edge or logo, the 4Sight software copes automatically with variations in artwork, background and text locations. Its versatility enables users to handle varying levels of inspection ranging from print presence to full optical character recognition (OCR). Operators have the freedom to set acceptable print quality tolerances to define good, bad or no read on a per-product basis.

Processing occurs on board within the SICK camera, with no line-side PC required. Setup of the camera position, focus and illumination is simple, with no need for operators to configure features or regions of interest. Software automatically adjusts to accommodate real-time message changes. Several configurable features allow for simple optimization of fast processing time, making the system suitable for bottling, canning lines and other high-speed beverage solutions.

AutoCoding Systems will show 4Sight at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2019 in the SICK Booth LS-6419.


Jenni Spinner

Freelance writer and former Packaging Digest senior editor Jenni Spinner is a trade journalist with more than two decades of experience in the field. While she has covered numerous industries (including construction, engineering, building security, food production and public works), packaging remains her favorite.

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