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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
  • Cans
  • Tubs
  • Tubes
  • Boxes
  • Pouches
  • Labels
  • Lids
  • Date codes
  • Best-by dates
  • Expiration dates
  • Lot codes
  • Bar codes
  • Other critical codes
  • Suitable for

    Up to a 3.5” diameter print area on the side or flat end of a product for vertical orientation

  • Line Speeds

    Appropriate for line speeds up to 1,200 ppm or more. Maximum speeds and inspection accuracy may vary per specific application.

  • System Highlights

    • Read and verify dot matrix printed alpha numeric characters
    • Suitable for applications with two lines of text, 15 characters each
    • Read characters regardless of orientation up to 360 degrees
    • Up to 99.97% accuracy (maximum of 3 false fails/false pass in 10,000 products). Maximum speeds and inspection accuracy may vary per specific application.
    • Designed for standard conveyor heights approximately 40”
    • Height adjustable for multiple sized containers
  • Optional Upgrades

    • Air conditioner
    • Software upgrades for non dot print
    • Can be reconfigured for horizontal view orientation
    • Can customize for larger print area
    • Washdown rated components
    • Configurations for higher or lower part rate and line speeds
    • HAZOP classification for aerosols
    • Additional side cameras, bar-code, or other verifications available
    • Can be customized to add other defect inspections
  • Camera


  • Software


  • Mounting Method

    Stainless steel stand suitable for food manufacturing

  • Physical Hardware

    • Control panel with PLC and IPC
    • Touchscreen HMI
    • HS electronic rejector

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