Vision system for dairy can lids

Six machines designed by Sacmi for inspecting the metal lids of three-piece food cans used to contain condensed, evaporated and powdered milk products have been tested and successfully installed at a factory owned by an unnamed multinational manufacturer.

The company, which operates within the dairy sector and has factories across the world, chose Sacmi’s new ULYSSE ‘all-in-one’ vision systems for its Central African plant. These differ from previous systems in that the electrical control panel and wiring are incorporated into the image acquisition units.

At the heart of the system, capable of detailed inspection of the insides of the lids – including the curling, sealing compound and panel – is the patented Chrometriq-100 illuminator. This, claims Sacmi, uses a mix of RGB light to capture three images simultaneously with different lighting, providing a combination of speed and accuracy to inspection operations.

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