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.
The new Teledyne DALSA Piranha4 Polarization line scan camera represents a breakthrough in machine vision by revealing non-visible properties of materials that cannot be detected with conventional imaging. With three independent polarisation detection channels, this innovative camera enables high-speed, real-time detection of birefringence, stress, surface roughness, film thickness, and other physical properties.
STEMMER IMAGING have been appointed as an approved supplier for Intel® RealSense™ technology and will promote and provide support services to accelerate the integration of the latest D400 series of Intel RealSense™ 3D imaging technology into real world applications.
Inspection is a critical component of HACCP programs in the food industry. Hyperspectral imaging now provides a powerful complementary approach for the machine vision engineer. Its ability to identify differences in the chemical composition of organic materials opens up major new possibilities for detecting impurities in food products. Most importantly, systems are now available that operate in real time, allowing them to be used on high speed production lines.
Vision technology has a crucial role to play in offering manufacturers in the food industry a competitive advantage. One important area is packaging, where both the quality of the packaging itself and the markings on it need to be checked. TriVision, based in Odense, Denmark, has developed two vision-based systems featuring vision components supplied by STEMMER IMAGING, which provide 100% inspection of packaging at the manufacturing stage and of the final product. These are in use with leading companies in the dairy industry such as RPC Superfos and Arla Foods.
The Swiss company, Leuthold Mechanik AG (HLM) makes machines for manufacturing aluminium containers which, among other things, are used for packaging pet food and foodstuffs. A core element of quality assurance is machine vision by STEMMER IMAGING.
Witten-based OCS GmbH is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of production-integrated film inspection systems. Up to ten cameras operate side by side in scalable systems enabling production speeds of up to 1,200 metres per minute. Machine vision components from STEMMER IMAGING make up the optical solution.