Multivac Marking & Inspection’s I-410 provides high resolution and height-adjustable line scanners as well as powerful image processing, ensuring reliable marking and quality inspection from above and below. The space-saving inspection system can be used flexibly as a standalone unit at the end of a packaging machine or integrated into a line.
The areas of use for the I 410 range from completeness checks on the packs to presence and position inspection of labels, and checking print—including pattern and character recognition, character verification and inspection of legibility and codes. The system’s image-capturing technology enables images in high resolution to be transmitted and verified at the highest speeds within the packaging procedure.
The I 410 is designed in the MULTIVAC Hygienic Design for use in the food industry, but it’s applicable to medical and pharmaceutical applications as well. The machine is equipped with a separate transport conveyor. The packs can either be fed in manually or transferred from an upstream transport unit. Since a motorized ejection device ensures that reject packs are ejected consistently, compressed air is not required to operate the inspection system.
The system is operated via the MULTIVAC HMI 2.0. Where the unit is installed in a packaging line, it is controlled centrally via the control terminal of the packaging machine, and all processes can be controlled on the 12-in LCD touchscreen. MULTIVAC Line Control ensures that efficient line integration is achieved, and it enables product changes to be carried out quickly since the setting parameters for the particular product are saved in the recipe. The inspection results are also transferred to the line-motion control of the MULTIVAC machine so that packs detected as rejects can be tracked and then reliably ejected from the line. This ensures that only faultless packs are produced.
The system’s modular construction offers the flexibility to use different ejection options or visual inspection modules such as cameras, barcode readers or sensors. This means that the I 410 can be designed precisely to the user’s specific requirements.