Vision technology for the food and beverage industry
As Europe's leading provider of machine vision technology and services STEMMER IMAGING has extensive experience working with world leading equipment manufacturers, systems integrators and end volume end users in many aspects of food production from automated harvesting, processing, sorting and portioning right through to validating the packaging and labels before shipment.
JAI’s Sweep+ prism-based colour line scan cameras combine high colour fidelity with best in class resolution along with high-speed data transmission over long distances for a wide range of applications.
The versatile high speed, high resolution Linea SWIR from Teledyne DALSA is ideal for applications like optical sorting or for inspection tasks to detect material properties invisible to the human eye. With the Linea SWIR it is possible to detect moisture content, bruising or foreign objects in food sorting applications to increase yield, reduce waste and improve quality. Its unique cycling mode enables easy and cost effectve implementation of multispectral material classification applications.
Interview with our expert Jan Sandvoss
Polarisation imaging can reveal information on physical properties such as stresses in plastic or glass. STEMMER IMAGING polarisation expert Jan Sandvoss gives us an insight into this powerful technique and its possibilities.
Aluminium trays are used worldwide in a wide range of shapes for packaging food. Novelis Deutschland GmbH, with the help of the system integrator, Industrielle Sensorsysteme Wichmann GmbH (ISW), and based on machine vision components from STEMMER IMAGING, has produced a two-stage inspection system to check the quality of the trays.
Inspection of sausages with machine vision
Wolf GmbH uses a sorting system from BT-Anlagenbau for the reliable detection of synthetic intestine residues, some of which are as small as 1mm² on Berner sausages, and to detect contaminated products. The key elements of these systems are machine vision components from STEMMER IMAGING combined with smart imaging software and a precise sorting system from BT-Anlagenbau, which enable the inspection of sausages in flight during the production process.
Bergader Privatkäserei, established in 1902, relies on state-of-the-art technology as well as traditional craftsmanship in the manufacture of its cheese specialities. A hyperspectral imaging system is being used for the first time for the packaging of the blue cheese ‘Bergader Edelpilz’.