The ability to rapidly quantify critical product attributes such as stack height, topping coverage, and dimensional measurements such as length, widths and diameters, make automated inspection a useful tool for cookie/cracker/bar customers both as over-the-line and offline (lab) inspection.
Continuous monitoring directly over the production line provides real-time data that can improve product quality and improve process control, and thereby reduce operating costs.
Measurements such as product volume and topping coverage that are difficult to measure manually, are easily measured by a Sightline system. Lane-by-lane analysis allows the examination and quantification of cross-belt variation for any measured attribute, and can identify process problems and show operators important data in a quantitative way.
Using an off-line Benchtop system, a single unit installed on the plant floor can support several lines, and hundreds of products, allowing all QA data to be quickly and easily collected in an accurate and repeatable way. New products can also be easily added to the system, with product specifications developed and ‘rolled-out’ to the production lines.
LEARN MORE about the Sightline products best suited for the inspection of cookies, crackers and bars: Benchtop Inspection System, Over-Line Inspection System, In-Line Inspection System, Automation Solutions and Software Reporting & Analysis.