Automatic Label Inspection Reduces Rework

With new versions of Mettler Toledo’s „Product Data Check“ technology, labels of packaged food and pharmaceutical products can be checked precisely. This is intended to avoid product waste, improve economic efficiency  and safeguard the brand reputation.

Mettler Toledo is known for precision instruments and is the global market leader in many areas of this segment. The weighing systems and analytical instruments are used in laboratories as well as in demanding production processes in the food trade. The Product Inspection business unit has now introduced two new „Product Data Check“ options. The optical inspection solutions enable manufacturers to use integrated smart cameras on their production lines. Defectively labeled or marked product packages can thus be sorted out precisely.

Checkweighers of the C-Series make the start

The potential applications for the food and pharmaceutical industries are obvious: companies that produce different types of ice cream or infant food, for example, can use the technology to check each individual label for specific product data and sort out non-compliant products. The solutions can be integrated with Mettler Toledo C-Series checkweighers. In the future, the solution will also be integrable with other Mettler Toledo product inspection solutions, which is already offered as a special solution.

„Recall actions and rework caused by incorrectly labeled or marked products are absolutely avoidable,“ emphasizes Jürgen Kress, responsible manager for checkweighers and optical inspection at Mettler Toledo Product Inspection. „For this reason, we wanted to provide manufacturers with a simple way to upgrade their existing Mettler Toledo systems with functions for verifying product data, which additionally strengthen quality control with minimal space requirements“.