Automation Solution Helps US Fishing Lure Manufacturer Stay Competitive
A Fishing Lure manufacturer in the northwest stands committed to keeping their manufacturing in the U.S. This means finding ways to automate in order to compete with the significantly lower wages offered overseas.
The new automated system will require 1 operator, freeing up 5 others to be reallocated to other more cost-effective processes.
Packaging & Production: Smart camera-based system orients bottles prior to labelling
Food manufacturers use vision systems to increase productivity, ensure product quality, and check package integrity.
In many cases, containers must be correctly oriented before they can be labelled. This was the task faced by Harris Jones, Vice President of Engineering at Advanced Control Solutions when developing such a system for a well-known supplier of bottles of honey.
To correctly orient bottles as they move at speeds of 80 parts per minute on a production line, ACS has developed an automated vision system that employs two smart cameras and an illumination system that is used to both front and back light the bottles.
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