Ensure Compliance through 100% Label Checks
Ensure the Right Product is in the Right Packaging
Undeclared allergen in food product causes detrimental effect on consumers who react adversely. It also leads to costly regulatory non-compliance penalties and loss of market share as consumer trust erodes. Label Assurance by Schneider Electric performs label inspection checks at the packaging line, helping food and beverage manufacturers avoid product recalls due to mislabeling and undeclared allergen.
Simply put, Label Assurance ensures the right product is in the right packaging.
Features of Label Assurance
Non-Destructive 100% Label Checks
The inspection camera scans the barcode/data matrix and/or the best-before-date and lot code of every product as it passes through the packaging line. Label Assurance matches the read against the master data for SKU details to ensure the correct labels are used.
This process is non-destructive to the labels and the solution automatically updates the scanned data back to the work order, providing labeling performance status in real-time.
Conditions can be customized to send a trigger signal to the PLC to eject the wrong packaging or to stop the packaging line if the number of non-compliance count is higher than the tolerance count in the time duration set by the operator.
The condition parameters include:
• Number of no read
• Number of illegibility
• Number of mismatch
Pre-defined Standard Reports and Analytics
Quality Engineers and Production Engineers are able to easily perform continuous improvement analytics, saving significant time by not having to research through tons of raw data.
• Production Labeling Summary
• Work Order / Lot Labeling Summary
Allows for flexible deployment to meet specific needs:
- As a standalone quality system:
- Manual entry of production details
- Manual start and stop scans
- Scan data is kept in the solution's database
- As part of the MES (integration efforts required):
- Automated production details integrated from MES
- Automated start and stop scans with work orders from MES
- Automated scan data integrated into MES