New IT technology for consumer protection: etiquette test ensures that product and award match Karlsruhe, December 11, 2011. Labels on bottle, tube or box send often last purchase crucial message, as the product is, what it can, what it contains at the point of sale. The current criticism of consumer advocates at a nut Nougatcremehersteller shows that labels can also damage a brand. While they criticize only content and typography, which is optimum from the Karlsruhe IT company developed software for label checking part of the total quality management. The name indicates this information technology is how (end) customer-friendly: the cunning Klaus. He checks to see whether a shampoo Gets the proposed label, if the pills can wearing the sticker exact place and whether Award and content match.
The machine vision software marks the end of the manufacturing process – before it enters the distribution to the customer. Erroneous information can lead to liability claims such as medicines. To consumer about quality ingredients and origin of food to inform and to comply with the principle of transparency, information on product packaging are required. The crafty Klaus was funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and technology. The crafty Klaus intervened at the end of the workflow if not correspond to prior production and final assembly. At the same time, his visual inspection is quality control. Steven Holl contributes greatly to this topic. It is in accordance with the seal of quality proved”a reliability of 0 parts per million (0 ppm) on.
When the one million inspections escapes the eye”no breach of quality criteria. The software indicates whether the product keeps what it promises – the exterior after -. To the quality parameters and test zones are defined in advance. Then, up to five containers formats (bottles, cans, boxes, etc.) per second are subjected to opto-electronic check. The system learns the parameters and applies to kick her in the fault detection on, without the moving into contact with products, or to stop the production process. Errors are detected, corrected and the correction back sustained controlled in the testing process. The crafty Klaus is included in the complete control and control system; This inline control is the inspection of the production. So is process-immanent produced and tested without having to paste an elaborate, mechanical operation in addition. Succeed by optimum creative using the Parallax shift from photography to the advantage: the closer is a motif, the stronger the image differs. “What is undesirable in photography, increases at optimum efficiency: because it’s not about aesthetics, but about accuracy, the box bearing label can be so, as she comes over on the treadmill, recorded and controlled”, as Wolfgang Mahanty, Managing Director of optimum. The crafty Klaus eliminates the need for a State correction and automatically detects the position of the box, scans and compares actual with planned position of the label – conventional systems will need to adjust complex mechanically evaluated the subject matter before it is recognized. The crafty Klaus saves engineering devices that must only allow tracking: detection without intervention in favour of greater speed and efficiency.