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Buffalo Trace Distillery Ensures their Complete Packaging & Bottom Line
Mettler Toledo CI-Vision Posted 05/24/2012CI-Vision Proves Repeatable & Accurate Results
With more than 140 distinctions in national and international bourbon competitions, Buffalo Trace ensures their world-renowned brand image with accurate and repeatable inspections using a 4 camera CI-Vision inspection solution.
When Buffalo Trace decided to automate their processes, a vision inspection system offered a fast and efficient inspection solution to reducing labor costs and eliminating variable risk.
Understanding Buffalo Trace’s product inspection needs, CI-Vision designed and implemented a 4-camera solution that inspects for proper cap seal & fill level, and correctness of neck, front and back labels on un-oriented glass bottles.
After implementation of their vision inspection solution, Buffalo Trace was able to reduce their four manual inspections to one inspection operator. According to Dale Mason, Distillery Engineer for Buffalo Trace, “One of the biggest benefits of a vision inspection solution, over the human aspect, is the assurance of repeatability, with the ability to measure the same, day to day,”
Buffalo Trace has experienced huge success in reducing rework costs, minimizing downtime, and eliminating manual label inspection.
Line technicians and label operators have taken complete ownership of the system. Using CI-Vision’s intuitive CIVCore software technology, a high-speed production line of 300 bpm and 13 different product changeovers becomes very feasible to operate.
Buffalo Trace relies on their vision
inspection solution to provide useful
statistical feedback to continually
improve their process.