Heuft Systemtechnik GmbH

Track. Trace. Protect.

Smart detection and verification, precise product tracking and secure data management in real-time: HEUFT technologies such as these are not only the key to in-line quality inspection at the highest level. In addition they also realize a continuous track & trace of the complete filling and packaging process. HEUFT will be showing what is inside at interpack 2023!

Anyone at the rejecTable (rejection bar) on the HEUFT stand who is not only after a tasty snack but also wants to find out a little more about precise tracking should take a closer look at how each individual snack container is clearly identified on the conveyor, reliably tracked, accurately rejected and served for consumption. This already gives an idea of what is possible with network-capable systems, smart recognition modules and digital technologies from the leading supplier in the field of track & trace:

Quality check and inspection systems of the HEUFT SPECTRUM II generation determine the current position of each individual product or packaging material to an accuracy of up to 0.5 millimetres and track it continuously in real time using a "shift register" – if only to ensure that each individual product is examined and that any which is detected as being faulty is actually removed from the production stream.
This naturally also applies to all the network-capable HEUFT devices which are equipped with the new HEUFT reflexx A.I. camera. In addition to a wide range of inspection tasks it also carries out OCR functions and even checks the content of packaging codes. Adaptive LED illumination is integrated into the in-house developed color sensor camera as is image processing with artificial intelligence. It independently reads back and verifies GS1-128 barcodes and 2D data matrix codes in real time, so that the origin, tamper-evident, transport and process data of the respective product stored in them can always be clearly assigned to a specific packaging material and expanded.

The secure transfer and long-term archiving of all the information contained in the codes is guaranteed by the real-time data management of network-capable HEUFT systems. All the key figures, operating and quality data obtained during the inline inspection and line analysis with the HEUFT PROFILER are also included – right down to the individual detection images which are created during the empty and full container inspection. From the audit trail to unambiguous identification and complete traceability, serialization and aggregation of a wide variety of products and packaging materials, and from proof of origin to complete documentation of the filling and packaging process, they generate Big Data for traceable production. The current position of each individual container can be precisely determined at any time, regardless of whether it is still on the line, in the tray, or already finally packed on the pallet.

If the worst comes to the worst, all the results of quality control and inspection are documented in detail and permanently, and the batch to be withdrawn from circulation can be narrowed down so precisely that brand protection does not become a waste of food. The latter is also prevented by the proactive pool and resource management which makes a continuous track & trace at HEUFT level possible by, for example, only filling food jars which can be used safely and clearly identifying packaging which is not marketable, reliably tracing it and rejecting it in good time with pinpoint accuracy even before the valuable product enters.

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