Cognex’s machine vision system to check Campbell’s soup can labels

Natick, MA—Cognex Corp. reports that Campbell Soup Co. will use Cognex’s machine vision system to ensure proper product labeling all of Campbell's plants in North America.


Natick, MA— Cognex Corp. reports that Campbell Soup Co. will use Cognex’s machine vision system to ensure proper product labeling all of Campbell's plants in North America.

Cognex’s MVS-8500 will ensure that each can of Campbell soup has the proper label by first verifying the inkjet-printed product code marked on the bottom of each can before the label is applied. These codes contain production information specific to each type of soup, and after the code is read, the appropriate label will then be automatically applied. MVS-8500 is capable of checking these codes while the cans are moving at the maximum production rate, virtually eliminating the possibility of mislabeling.

'At Campbell Soup, we’re very focused on the continuous improvement of our products and production processes. The Cognex machine vision system gives us another level of safety, knowing that every single can is being inspected,' says Steve Demuri, Campbell’s research program manager. 'Using Cognex systems, we can be assured that the right product is in the right can.'

Robert Shillman, Cognex’s chairman and CEO, adds that, “Our success in this application proves the versatility and flexibility of Cognex's software. Reading codes in Campbell's production environment is very different from reading codes on the surfaces of semiconductor wafers in clean rooms, which has historically been one of our largest applications. I've always predicted that Cognex's vision systems would be used to inspect everything 'from soup to nuts,' and now, we're halfway there! If you have a 'nutty' machine vision application, please give us a call.'

Campbell is a 134-year-old, global manufacturer and marketer of high quality soup, sauce, beverage, biscuit, confectionery and prepared food products. It has nearly $7 billion in annual sales and a portfolio of more than 20 market-leading brands.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor

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