3 ways to use Machine Vision for Consumer Goods

November 01, 2019

For consumer goods manufacturers, growing demand for customized products, more complex processing, and greater SKU proliferation are making efficient quality inspection more challenging than ever before. With Samsara Machine Vision, consumer goods manufacturers can automate inspections across their production lines with full visibility, saving countless hours of programming time and making it easier to inspect new products. We explore how Machine Vision can apply to common use cases within the consumer goods industry below.

Assembly & Quality Verification

Machine Vision can confirm all products are assembled to specifications with no missing pieces or quality issues. From missing bottle caps to incorrect fill levels, Machine Vision can be quickly and easily configured to identify assembly and quality errors for your use case. This includes more nuanced validation requirements such as:

  • Presence: Is the cap present on my lotion bottle?

  • Angle: Is the fold on my coffee bag straight?

  • Defects: Is this packet ripped?

  • Color: Is this bottle cap the right shade of yellow?

Lot Code Reading

With built-in traceability features, Machine Vision enables you to verify lot codes are printed, accurate, and legible on all containers and packaging. Whether you’re on-site or on the go, our dashboard allows you to identify which products were inspected, when they were inspected, and whether they passed the inspection. 

Label Verification

With Samsara Machine Vision, easily match labels and verify they are placed on the correct products. Multiple customizable tools enable you to validate all label elements are present, printed correctly, and without tears or other defects. 

As consumer goods manufacturers must meet stringent federal requirements and consumer expectations, the ability to quickly and easily ensure production quality means avoiding costly recalls and regulation breaches. With a central dashboard offering built-in traceability, quality specialists can instantly review production quality metrics and reduce blind spots without being on-site. Additionally, always-on cameras and easily configurable inspections reduce manual QA costs and enable seamless changeovers, no matter how many products you need to inspect. Samsara Machine Vision ensures that quality scales with your business. 

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