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Package Date-Code Verification Systems

Eliminate Date-Coding Mistakes on Cylinders, Cans, Boxes and Labels

Eliminate product holds, retailer rejections and recalls by ensuring that date-codes, best-by dates, expiration dates, and other critical codes are present and correct on every product.

With 99% accuracy, you can have confidence every product shipped is coded correctly. Standard text verification systems often struggle to verify date-codes with wavy features, distortions, or non-standard text. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) inspection systems from EPIC eliminate this problem and can achieve highly accurate read rates (99%+) at line speeds up to 1,000 products-per-minute.

  • Improve product traceability
  • Improve logistics management
  • Maintain regulatory compliance
  • Round bottles
  • Oval bottles
  • Sprayer bottles
  • Pouches
  • Boxes
  • Tubs
  • Cans
  • Tubes
  • Date codes
  • Best-buy codes
  • Expiration dates
  • Other critical codes
  • Suitable for

    Canned goods, cylindrical bottles, printing on a flat end of product (less than 4″ diameter), paint cans, cylindrical bottles, etc.

  • Line Speeds

    600 (steady speed) -1000 (burst) products per minute

  • System Highlights

    • Read and verify up to 3 lines of text
    • Complete 360° inspection
    • Up to 99.97% accuracy
    • Maximum of 3 false fails/false pass in 10,000 inspections
  • Optional Upgrades

    • Air conditioner
    • Configurations for higher or lower part rates
    • Suitable for food manufacturing
    • HAZOP classification for aerosols
    • possibly classified explosion haz area for aerosols
    • Can be combined with additional inspections such as: Label verification, artwork verification, or code reading (barcode 1D or 2D)
  • Camera


  • Software

    Matrox MIL SureDot (Dot Matrix OCR)

  • Mounting Method

    Floor stand

  • Physical Hardware

    • Control Panel
    • Touchscreen HMI
    • HS Reject
    • Stainless steel stand suitable for food grade manufacturing
    • PC and PLC integration
    • Height adjustable as required by products on your line

When you buy an EPIC Vision system, you get a complete solution that arrives at your facility pre-tested on your products at production rates. EPIC solutions arrive ready to plug-in and inspect. Instead of sinking time into figuring out the right camera, the right angles, and how to integrate all the inspection pieces together, you can rely on our 25 years of experience designing vision systems to deliver the right solution.

Every EPIC vision system:

  • Is designed to minimize line downtime, scrap and labor
  • Delivers a high lifetime value and is designed for 10+ years of successful operation
  • Comes pre-assembled on it’s own stand that is designed to maintain optimal inspection conditions
  • Gets fully integrated into your existing controls for seamless product changeover
  • Inspects at 99%+ accuracy
  • Does not require operator adjustments helping maintain inspection accuracy
  • Stops defects within a few products
  • Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif, pdf, doc, docx, ppt, pptx, odt, avi, ogg, m4a, mov, mp3, mp4, mpg, wav, wmv, zip, Max. file size: 20 MB.
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EPIC Vision Systems
4134 Meramec Bottom Rd
St. Louis, MO 63129, US