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CLS Series for Packaged Products
Mettler Toledo CI-Vision Posted 08/02/2012
Mettler-Toledo CI-Vision has launched its new CLS Series for packaged products, designed to accurately verify and inspect labels and printing for seal integrity at high throughput speeds. The CLS allows continuous, high-speed imaging of food packaging for comprehensive, fully automated inspection, for correct labelling of product weight, pricing and other information, minimising instances of label mix ups. This protects consumers, guarantees due diligence through traceability throughout the supply chain, and enhances productivity for food manufacturers by automating label inspection. It also ensures compliance with food labelling initiatives pertaining to consumer food product information.
The CLS Series features innovative Linescan Technology, which consists of a single row of pixel sensors rather than a traditional digital camera lens. The technology captures highly accurate images of food products while processing data at high throughput speeds. This enables manufacturers to inspect individual packages for correct information and positioning, as well as seal integrity, without reducing production speeds. The CLS verifies top and bottom labels simultaneously, and its cameras adjust for products ranging from 25 mm to 100 mm in height, ensuring optimum inspection regardless of package size.
To minimise production downtime due to maintenance and product changeovers, the CLS features a user-friendly touch screen display which allows for easy set up. The system also features pre-set label recipes containing weight, pricing and other product information, facilitating quick product changeovers and optimising flexibility on food packaging lines. Each CLS comes with an optional automatic reject system that can be customised according to product and packaging type for quick and reliable removal of substandard products from the production process.
“Food labelling initiatives and EU Regulation 1169/2011 are making it increasingly necessary for food manufacturers to ensure that their products are correctly labelled with clear and legible consumer information”, said Ralph Swinka, Head of Marketing, Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection Division Germany. “With accurate automatic inspection systems, manufacturers can track and trace all of their products throughout the supply chain. This protects consumers, enhances brand reputation and offers greater production line efficiency."
The Ultra LS joins Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection Division’s extensive range of metal detection, x-ray and checkweighing solutions as well as data management software for networked data collection and monitoring of food production lines.
About Mettler-Toledo CI-Vision
Mettler-Toledo CI-Vision is a leader in vision inspection solutions for the food and pharmaceutical industries. Since 1979, CI-Vision has been the expert in the design, production and installation of turn-key solutions to detect defective products accurately and reliably in a variety of processes. CI-Vision has developed a committed approach to successfully implementing accurate and reliable vision inspection technology into manufacturers’ lines globally.