A machine vision solution verifies that every single product is right the first time, and QR Codes allow the end customer to check its origin and quality
Newbaze Ireland Nutrition has invested 20m Euro in a state-of-the-art professional dairy formula plant to produce baby powder formula and nutritional formula in Carrickmacross County Monaghan. Newbaze Group chose Carrickmacross because Ireland is known for natural, green, and wholesome dairy farming. It is a new venture by the Shanghai-based Newbaze Group, investing in Europe for the first time. Newbaze Ireland Nutrition is to offer the new facility for contract manufacturing services.
For Carrickmacross Newbaze decided to invest in multi-faceted computerized cameras and visual sensors to capture the details of each can and its contents and apply QR Codes. The vision system captures all of the identification and traceability parameters on every can. This means that consumers buying the blended formula powder in China can scan the QR code with their smart phone and see exactly where the can was produced, the manufacturing date, the expiry date and other safety data.
Simon Smyth, Managing Director of AIS - the local vision system experts involved in the project - explains: «Datalogic’s cameras, scanners and Impact software were clearly the best choice for this project. Their off-the-shelf products fit perfectly, and we added our own software that talks live to the traceability solution and feeds back data in real-time. We then tested the full solution in our Dublin laboratories using cans manufactured by Newbaze Ireland Nutrition.»
Read the complete Case Study, and find out how it was possible to reach a 40 cans processing per minute pace in full compliance with EU853/2004, EU178/2002 regulations and China’s GB 23790 legislation.