19/09/2023 | Technology

Bi-Ber: Empty mould check made even more comfortable

The German machine vision expert has enhanced its empty mould check systems for confectionery production lines, adding multiple new functions. The teach-in of similar moulds is facilitated by allowing users to copy entire parameter sets for editing and adjusting. There is a new efficient automatic function for correct mould position detection, which also provides useful data to machine builders about potential belt elongation. At customer's request, the manufacturer has also added an archive function for browsing the most recent images with negative results. Bi-Ber offers a range of systems for optical empty mould check based on colour image processing. The inspection systems are installed directly above the conveyor and, working at line speed, check whether the moulds contain product residues, fragments or splashes. This eliminates the need for the elaborate production of mould-specific stamps and time-consuming mechanical checks. The series currently comprises four options for varying line layouts with limited available space, each of which can be designed for different mould widths. In addition, customer-specific adaptations and tailored inspection systems are possible. Cameras, lighting and a touch panel PC are integrated in a single or two separate stainless-steel cabinets, depending on the model. Thus, there are suitable solutions for retrofitting in existing production lines, too.