Food Quality Vision System
Our client developed machine vision software, which is capable of measuring subtle optical properties of food products. PPI designed and manufactured a rugged hardware platform that can be installed above a production line for processed food with applied seasoning, capable of visually inspecting the food and characterizing the product by color and texture. The sensor system can be used in a feedback loop to regulate parameters such as application of coloring and seasoning.
Challenges included deployment of an optical system at elevated temperature in an extremely harsh, dusty and oily environment.