SICK has launched the LabelChecker, an ‘off-the-shelf’ label inspection solution with the ability to read and verify text, numbers, bar codes and 2D codes, as well as checking label design and print quality. Based on SICK’s InspectorP vision sensor, the all-in-one solution is the first to be developed using SICK’s AppSpace programming environment. The solution was perfected in close co-operation with a SICK customer in the European confectionery industry for use on a high-speed chocolate packing line.
SICK’s LabelChecker is now available to any end user, system integrator or machine builder as a label quality control solution that is ready-to-use, or simple-to-adapt for duties in FMCG and packaging industries. The device is easy to configure and set up via a web server interface without specialist programming and additional software licenses are not necessary. It is based on the SICK InspectorP vision camera and provides an integral quality control system in a stand-alone compact device without the need for an additional evaluation unit. It has been proven on several different production lines at high speed. The LabelChecker can be set up to recognise and switch between different label types, with custom settings for each type.