Industrial Automation



Checking Codes at 500 Cans Per Minute

Ensuring the correct batch, date, and lot codes on packaged food products ensures proper automated product labeling and accurate stock shipped to customers. In this video, an Omron Microscan Vision HAWK Smart Camera uses AutoVISION Machine Vision Software to read and verify the accuracy of human-readable codes on the bottom of cans at speeds of up to 500 parts per minute. Cans without codes - or with incorrect codes - are rejected from the line while the remaining cans are routed to their appropriate bright stock application or batching processes.