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Preventing Issues Caused by Spray Triggers

Spray tiggers for home care and personal care products are increasingly popular but often cause filler jams, line backups and product leakage. From bent tubes that don’t pump out solution to tubes that completely miss getting inside the bottle allowing product spillage, mating spray triggers to bottles correctly can prevent a multitude of costs. If […]

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Comparing Two Approaches to Automated Packaging Inspection

High speed packaging inspections help reduce scrap rates, improve product traceability, and protect both your brand and your customers. When done right, these inspections are seamlessly integrated into your lines, helping maintain high throughput rates and providing much more accurate inspections than manual methods. These inspections can look at: Artwork Barcodes 2D matrix codes Expiration […]

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What is OCR Optical Character Recognition?

Optical Character Recognition, or OCR, is a way to automate quality assurance inspections for labels and packaging. At much higher speeds than the human eye, OCR systems can read and analyze various alpha-numeric information on product packages, including: Artwork 2D barcodes Expiration dates and other similar codes Allergen and ingredient information   In as little […]

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Would High Speed OCR Label Inspection Work For Your Products?

Food and beverage manufacturers face an array of challenges when it comes to packaging, labeling, and quality assurance. Add high speed lines, and overlooked issues can be quickly replicated across hundreds or thousands of products. From creating unnecessary scrap to making products untraceable or out-of-compliance, these errors have real costs that are hard to prevent […]

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Why Vision Systems Fail and What to do About It

Many installed vision systems get disconnected or fail to produce results over time because: They get moved or “tweaked” out of alignment Reject rates, alarms or poor results rise over time Line operators cannot easily program new product configurations into the system Inspection programming is not robust enough for all in-plant scenarios How can you […]

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Auto-Trainable Vision System Ensures Quality for Future Product Combinations

Key Features Front and back label inspection with recipe/label verification Date and lot code inspection – Robust Optical Character Verification (OCV) is used for inspecting quality, contrast, and legibility of printed codes Auto-trainable vision system allows line operators to add hundreds of new product combinations without the need for additional integration support. Challenges If the […]

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Reducing the Risk of Recall with Automated Vision Inspections

The average cost of a food product recall is greater than $10 million when adding the time, effort and expense of recovering the recalled products, according to Food Safety Technology. While this cost alone may be surmountable for larger packaged food companies, it’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the consequences […]

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Three Machine Vision Engineering & Design Trends for 2020

2020 Industry, Regulatory, and Technology Trends Influencing the Machine Vision Systems Manufacturers Market The global machine vision market is expected to grow by a CAGR of 6.5%, reaching a value of $14.7B, through 2025, according to a report by Markets and Markets. This growth is influenced by many factors, including new packaging methodologies, label regulations, […]

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How EPIC Systems is Responding to the COVID-19 Outbreak

Dear Valued Clients and Vendors, In the midst of this pandemic, the health and safety of our EPIC Systems employees, business partners and clients is our highest priority.  At the same time, we want to reiterate that we are here for you. EPIC Systems has been deemed an essential business and remains open during this time. We […]

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How We Support the Roll-Out of Multiple Vision Systems Across the Globe

EPIC often receives inquiries regarding our global roll-out programs for multi-line vision systems; vision systems that perform that same inspection but are installed at multiple locations around the globe. Potential clients and partners ask us, “How can a company in St. Louis effectively and consistently support the deployment of multiple vision systems across the world?” […]

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