Advanced Vision Systems for Food Packaging Solutions

MultiSource Manufacturing LLC and Forpak have partnered to design and build high-quality, innovative solutions for food packaging for over 25 years. Our designs are intelligent, automated systems for downstream production on a sanitary factory line. Not only does our equipment provide tools for automated laning, sorting, stacking, autotransferring, and rejection systems that can be easily integrated into existing facilities, but also our designs also meet industry standards for hygiene and sanitation, including NSF 3A and Baking Industry Sanitation Standards Committee (BISSC) standards. Forpak designs are industry-leading food packaging solutions that are used around the world. Our incorporation of advanced technology, including Allen-Bradley controls and Cognex vision systems, are just part of why our customers trust Forpak equipment to support their production line.

Allen-Bradley Controls

Forpak utilizes Allen-Bradley controls in NEMA 4X Watershed Enclosures that allow full wash-down sanitation to minimize contamination and prevent harborage. These control enclosures simplify and speed up cleaning procedures to limit the downtime of your production line.

Cognex Vision Systems

While your production line is in operation, our use of Cognex vision systems are key in the automated controlling of imperfect or defective goods rejection. Rejection systems are an important part of any automated line to prevent the accidental packaging of damaged goods.

Food Packaging Solutions

Forpak Reject Systems use Cognex technology to target, divert, and remove discrepant products, protecting quality goods and keeping your downstream line moving. For any food packaging solutions, reliable and precise vision systems are essential. That’s why we rely on Cognex In-Sight vision systems that combine the use of a camera, software program, and processing unit into a single device.

The newest Cognex vision systems are industrial-grade, learning camera machines. These systems can solve complicated visual puzzles with optical character recognition (OCR), verification of package assembly, and the detection of discrepancies.

Cognex vision systems serve to:

  1. Inspect: On a production line, Forpak reject camera vision systems continually inspect moving products in any format, including goods moving in single file lines toward flow wrappers, products in disorganized grouping, and even stacked products.
  2. Identify: While vision systems inspect products passing through, they will be able to identify any damaged, inconsistent, or discrepant goods with vision software that can compare spatial geometries to a control.
  3. Guide: When discrepant products are identified, our reject systems automatically can guide those goods off of the conveyor line. This is done by dropping the discrepant goods below the production line, pushing them aside, or separating them into another transfer line.

Cognex a Version of Food Packaging Solutions 

A reliable reject system will eliminate inaccuracies in your production and packaging operations, reduce factory downtime, and help protect sanitation and hygiene. To learn more about our use of Cognex vision systems in our food packaging solutions, contact Forpak at (612) 419-1948 or forpaksupport@multisourcemfg.com. You can also request more information online today or request a quote to get started with us today.