Food and drink products can be extremely diverse, but even the products of the same category can vary tremendously. As a result, the challenges are great, as the eye is also part of the eating process, and colour, shape and appearance must all add up. In addition, everything that doesn't belong in food products, such as foreign bodies or packaging, must be safely detected, removed or checked for intactness and completeness. Care must also be taken to meet the special hygiene-related demands of the food industry and suitable casings for the industrial cameras must correspondingly be provided.
Example applications in the food and drink industry:
- Testing seals and bottle tops
- Filling level control
- Reverse vending machines
- Degree of ripeness testing
- Trimming food items