Application paper: HYPERSPECTRAL SEAL INSPECTION OF PLASTIC FOOD TRAYS & THERMOFORMING

HyperScope inline seal inspection for rigid plastic packages
HyperScope™ hyperspectral imaging for rigid packaging

INNOVATIVE IMAGING TECHNOLOGY EASILY DETECTS SEAL CONTAMINATION, EVEN THROUGH PRINTED FILMS
Contamination in the seal of rigid plastic packages causes important issues for food producers as it may lead to leakage and consequently reduced shelf life, health issues and even expensive recalls with potential brand damage. As such automatic detection of contaminated seals is important for both food safety and production automation. Engilico, specialist in in-line seal inspection for flexible packaging, now introduces its newly developed seal inspection solution for rigid trays, pots and thermoforms sealed with plastic film.

The HyperScope™ solution is based on hyperspectral imaging (HSI). This technology enables to obtain images with much higher contrast than traditional vision systems and can even detect contamination through printed films. Typical applications are the in-line inspection of trays with meat, cheese, fruits, ready meals, snacks, etc.

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