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Matching Lid Detection

Verify Matching Lids & Containers

Without an automated way of verifying the correct lids are going onto your products, it’s hard to avoid of thousands of dollars in scrapped product or customer returns.

Our EPIC Matching Lid Detection System identifies the unique artwork or codes for each of your flavors or fragrances to ensure the correct lids are being placed on each container. In addition, our system verifies lids and tubs match the recipe running on the line. Finally, the system makes sure lids are not missing, askew, or obviously damaged.

With high-speed reject designed to avoid unnecessary line stoppage, our plug-and-play system provides the most accurate inspection available on the market today.

  • Suitable for

    Any round or square container or package with artwork 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 containers and lids match each other and the recipe running on the line
    • Rejects products off the line with the following mistakes:
      • Mismatched artwork on lids (“French Onion” flavor on the lids but “Zesty Orange” flavor programmed on line or coded on the tubs)
      • Mismatched barcodes on tubs to line recipe
      • Major mistakes in lid-to-tub mating (gross lid application defects)
    • Verification of artwork on lids for 100% of packages
    • Tub barcode verification on >50% of tubs (verifiable when visible)
    • 100% inspection of lid installation with part tracking
    • All inspections above performed with 99.97% accuracy and a 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