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METTLER TOLEDO CI-Vision CIVCore Software beat out the competition in the Packaging Digest WestPack 2017 Innovation awards, receiving the award for Most Innovative Packaging Product.
This latest development in the CIVCore Software, Dot Print Tool, is a unique tool used to detect variable inkjet printing, providing assurance that every package inspected will have the correct text, including sell by or expiration dates applied to packages sent on to consumers. This will help ensure expired products are not sent to consumers, keeping recalls to a minimum and ensuring consumer safety in packaged goods.
This Dot Print Tool integrates technology from Matrox Imaging SureDotOCR. It works by detecting the unique dot matrix pattern displayed by inkjet printers. When the text is viewed by the software it interprets the shape of the dots to be a certain character. For packagers to use this product effectively they can set certain parameters of acceptable text that can pass inspection - for example certain dates for expiration - and others will be rejected.
By using the CIVCore Dot Print Tool to inspect expiration dates or lot codes, packagers will be able to automatically reject any misprints in the manufacturing facility. They will able to rework the products onsite to ensure high-quality packages are completed, and eliminate any recalls that may occur had they not had this inspection performed.
The latest version of CIVCore has now been released, and along with the award-winning Dot Print tool comes with some other improvements to the software which will make METTLER TOLEDO vision systems even more effective and easy-to-use. Most noticeably, the client and server have been merged into a single application – meaning that processing speeds have improved dramatically. This has been particularly noticeable in systems utilizing METTLER TOLEDO Mosaic inspection technology such as the V2410. In addition, the update added expanded support for different hardware configurations, facilitating system upgradability and increasing the number of system configuration options on offer.
Systems running the new version of CIVCore are available immediately, so manufacturers interested in harnessing the power of this award-winning software can contact METTLER TOLEDO to find out more about how vision inspection can improve their product print and packaging quality.