Skip to main content

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 stops, our plug-and-play system provides the most accurate inspection available on the market today.

  • Prevent retailer rejection, customer returns and product recalls
  • Improve throughput
  • Prevent lid and container errors
  • Prevent mislabeled products
  • Reduce scrap and line stops
  • Square tubs with lids
  • Round tubs with lids
  • Round bottles
  • Jars
  • Tubs
  • Lid and label artwork
  • Lid and container match
  • 1D barcode
  • 2D barcode
  • Artwork match
  • Artwork and recipe match
  • Suitable for

    • Any round, square, or oval-shaped container or package
    • Artwork (brand-specific or recipe-specific) and 1D or 2D barcodes
      (less than 6” diameter)

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

  • Line Speeds

    Appropriate for line speeds up to 1,200 ppm or more*

  • System Highlights

    • Verifies package components and labels are present and match each other, are placed in the correct positions, and match the current production recipe.
    • Rejects products off the line with the following errors:
      • Mismatched labels, lids, or package components
      • Misplaced labels on tubs, bottles, or packages
      • Mismatched front and back labels
      • Mismatched label to product recipe
      • Skewed or incorrectly placed labels, and missing or misapplied lids
    • Up to 99.97% accuracy (maximum of 3 false fails/false pass in 10,000 products)*
    • High speed rejection of defective product reduces line stops
    • Includes encoder for accurate reject tracking
    • Designed for standard conveyor heights approximately 40”
    • Height adjustable for multiple sized containers
    • Suitable for food manufacturing
  • Optional Upgrades

    • Higher or lower parts per minute rates
    • Adaptable for various standard conveyor heights
    • Detects label placement within 1mm of desired location
    • Detects label skew within 20 degrees of desired angle
    • Washdown and wet environments
    • Integration such as plant data systems and PLCs
    • Ignition HMI
    • Additional inspections can be added, such as:
      • Side artwork inspections
      • Cap, lid and closure defect inspections

    *Maximum speeds and inspection accuracy may vary per specific application

  • Camera


  • Software


  • Mounting Method

    Stainless steel stand suitable for food manufacturing

  • Physical Hardware

    • Control Panel with PLC and IPC
    • Touch HMI
    • Electronic rejector is included

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.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

EPIC Vision Systems
4134 Meramec Bottom Rd
St. Louis, MO 63129, US