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Matching Label Detection

Verify Matching Labels & Accurate Label Placement

Labeling errors on high-speed lines can easily result in hundreds or thousands of mislabeled products. Prevent high scrap rates, retailer rejections, customer returns and potential recalls caused by mislabeled products.

Our EPIC Matching Label System uses 1D barcodes or 2D matrix codes already present on your labels to verify all labels being applied match each other. In addition, our system verifies labels match the scent or flavor filling on the line. With high-speed reject to avoid unnecessary line stoppage, our system helps keep your line running smoothly. Your EPIC solution comes plug-and-play ready to inspect your products at 99.9% accuracy.

  • Suitable for

    Any round or square container or package with artwork (brand-specific or recipe-specific) and 1D or 2D barcode, (less than 6.5” diameter).**

    NOTE: Parts must be oriented, OR have adequate gap to see 360 degrees around the product

  • Line Speeds

    Maximum speed of 500 parts per minute

  • System Highlights

    • Verifies all labels (front, back, side, neck) are present and match each other, are placed in the correct spots, and match the recipe currently programmed on the line.
    • Rejects products off the line with the following mistakes: Mismatching and misplaced labels on bottles
      • Mismatched front and back labels
      • Mismatched label to product recipe (“Ocean Breeze” scent is programmed to be filling, but labels read “Pink Blossom” – applies to food flavors as well).
      • Skewed or incorrectly placed labels
    • Detects label placement down to 1mm off of desired location
    • Detects label skew within 20 degrees of desired angle
    • 99.97% accuracy
    • Maximum of 3 false fails/false pass in 10,000 products
    • High speed rejection of products that fail inspection off the line (no line stoppage)
  • Optional Upgrades

    • Height adjustable for multiple sized containers
    • Higher or lower parts per minute rates
    • Food grade
    • Additional inspections added in, including: Full 360 degree inspection of product sides
      • Side (and top) artwork inspection
      • Cap and lid inspections
      • 1D, 2D and barcode inspections
  • Camera

    Cognex InSight 2mp with two Dataman barcode readers

  • Software

    PatMax Redline

  • Mounting Method

    Food grade stainless steel and enclosure (pseudo wash down)

  • Physical Hardware

    • Control Panel and PLC
    • Touch HMI
    • Employee Badge Logging
    • Product Change Logging
    • Automatic rejection of inspection fails

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
314-714-1580