Vision sensors with IP 67 rating have been installed by SICK at a food and drink manufacturing plant for packaging check on a pick-and-place machine.
Automated packaging checks in the food environment with IP 67 vision sensors guarantee efficient, reliable and traceable processes, providing optimum quality.
A leading Israeli food and drink manufacturer wanted to ensure that a pick-and-place machine at their facility was filling all the packages fully.
By automating the packaging check, the customer wanted to achieve outcomes such as improved content check with repeat accuracy and traceability as well as greater efficiency in the control and monitoring process.
The manufacturer also desired a flexible packaging inspection solution that offered easy operation.
Sick’s IP 67-rated vision sensors
Sick installed a vision sensor with enclosure rating of IP 67 on a mobile mounting to check the content-filling of the package, allowing reliable and traceable quality inspection.
Inspector I20 compact vision sensors with high enclosure rating, ease of parameter settings and operation combined with flexible connection technology were recommended by system integrator MN Engineering.
Since the device included the sensor systems as well as the illumination and evaluation system, it was only necessary to install one component. The mobile mounting enabled the vision sensor to be swivelled into the test location.
The vision sensor was equipped with a special optical lens while programming the application on the device was user-friendly and straightforward.
Key benefits of Sick’s IP 67 vision sensors:
- Consistent level of process quality
- Error-free packaging processes for improved customer satisfaction
- Repeat accuracy and ability to document the packaging check
- Minimal maintenance requirement
- Quickly adaptable to new test criteria
- Expandable solution with safe return on investment