The software and vision system specialists have teamed up to offer a paperless pack verification and traceability solution for retail packers.
Bob Dyche from Dimaco said: “Smart Check verifies that the correct labels have been applied to the pack and all essential pre-printed and over-printed data, such as barcode, dates, price and weight, are correct and legible. Images are recorded and stored centrally by Integreater® which alerts operators to any discrepancies. The solution helps processors to avoid label mix ups, prevents poor quality barcodes reaching the checkout and reduces the risk of product recalls.”
Smart Check is the only pack verification solution on the market that can check hand applied promotional labels visually, without the need to include barcodes. This allows food processors to avoid the cost and disruption associated with producing new artwork.
SI’s MD, Rob Stephens, added: “Integreater® works off a central QC database that stores all weigh, price and outer case label data. When a product is selected to run on the line, Integreater® can automatically populate the required data to ‘set up’ the various printing systems in the factory.”
“This information is also sent to the Dimaco vision system so it is able to scan and verify the retail and outer label data, checking dates, label type, and promo labels. In addition to verification and validation, the system also identifies throughput line performance.”
About Systems Integration
Systems Integration specialises in developing software for the food processing industry and after 20 years, has customers in the UK, Canada and the USA.
Dimaco is an inspection company that supplies optical and image processing equipment to the food processing sector. The business provides state of the art quality control systems and has been awarded the Frost and Sullivan Award for Product Innovation in the field of food inspection and traceability.