Early Error Detection Keeps Packaging Perfect
One of the many causes to the staggering amounts of food lost and wasted globally is flawed packaging. When a fault catches the consumer’s eye, food products are often rejected – right at the end of their value chain. The top 5 packaging failures are migration/leaching, contamination, adhesion/sealing, material defects and labelling failures.
TriVision in Denmark is solving the problem with vision technology. Every year, the technology saves 10,000 tons of food waste across more than 25 countries by detecting packaging defects such as leaching, contamination, faulty seals, material defects and incorrect labelling.
A combination of cameras and advanced software identifies errors on the line at an early stage. The vision technology shows flaws in food products, packaging or labels are immediately detected and production can be adjusted. The result is significantly less food waste, not least because product recalls are avoided. Manufacturers can then resolve the problem before expensive damage occurs. At the same time, the technology collects data, allowing food companies to optimise production and make it much more sustainable.
Vision technology helps food manufacturers keep packaging quality in check, reducing processing and retail waste
Fewer stops with vision technology
One of the companies that uses TriVision’s vision technology is Arla Foods. The objective is to ensure flaws in butter packaging, for example, do not hamper the quality of the butter inside. After implementing the technology, Arla has experienced fewer and shorter quality-related production stops. Customer complaints have fallen at the same time.
Immediate detection of product, packaging and labelling faults results in reduced processing waste and fewer product recalls. At the same time, the technology collects key performance data, which food companies can use to optimise their production and the sustainability of their business.