Identification of label related defects helps food manufacturers reduce waste and further improve carbon footprint
Dimaco – part of Jenton Group – will be highlighting its wide range of Veri-PACK label verification equipment at Foodex 2021. Further underlining its commitment to helping food manufacturers reduce waste and improve carbon footprint, the company’s high performance systems, which ensure labels are correct, accurately located and of pristine quality, reduce costly product rejects, recalls and repackaging.
Label related defects are a major reason why food is returned to the manufacturer with typical errors including incorrect use by dates or missing allergen information. These can be caused by operator error or printer faults during production and means otherwise perfectly good food is wasted with increased carbon footprint. As a result, it is essential to find labelling issues early in the process.
Offering excellent return on investment and forming a vital link in the traceability chain, Dimaco’s robust Veri-PACK label and data verification equipment checks the correct labels have been applied and all essential pre-printed and overprinted data such as barcodes, dates, price and weight are accurate and legible. It will also ensure that the labels are correctly positioned without rips and other imperfections.
Not only does Dimaco’s label verification system prevent incorrect packs leaving the factory, but it also facilitates end of line packing automation. Normally the manual packers are the last line of defence, ensuring product is correctly labelled but if the role is automated it removes the crucial link in the chain. Plus, the manual packers generally only check a sample of the packs for correct labelling, the data they are checking against is often unreliable and there is no record of the check having been made.
Available as off-line sampling stations, online systems integrated into other packaging machines or as independent conveyorised units with reject devices, Dimaco’s Veri-PACK units are capable of scanning images of labels or packaging film to detect and read characters, barcodes and numbers using the best OCR (optical character recognition) software available.
Dimaco’s Veri-PACK label verification systems check text to ensure it is clear and legible to the standard set by the customer. It then uses Dimaco’s unique Veri-CENTRAL database, which coordinates all data with producer and retailers’ databases, to check the variable and non-variable data is accurate.
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