Decoration & Labeling

Reading UFI Codes - A child's play with the new OCR module

10 December 2020 INTRAVIS
Reading UFI Codes - A child's play with the new OCR module

INTRAVIS GmbH now offers a convenient solution for all producers and bottling companies that have to indicate UFI codes on their packaging from 2021 onwards - the new OCR module.

The new OCR module ensures fast and precise reading of various codes, whether UFI, batch or data matrix codes. Combined solutions are also readable without problems. Even better: in addition to inspecting the label or product for the presence and legibility of the code, OCR can also be used to compare it with a reference code from a database. This enables producers to check changing codes for correctness at any time - without having to stop and reset the inspection system. This saves work steps and time. At the same time, production managers receive immediate information on the quality of production and can intervene promptly in the event of errors. All inspection results, including the codes, can then be exported to a database, thus supporting seamless reporting for customers.

The new OCR module is now available for the INTRAVIS systems of the SpotWatcher® family and for LabelWatcher® and IMLWatcher®. The existing hardware will only be extended by an additional camera and an additional illumination.

UFI codes will be obligatory from 01.01.2021 by EU decree for all products whose content may be dangerous for the end consumer. The UFI code - a unique recipe indicator - makes the exact composition of the content recognizable. With the new OCR module, INTRAVIS now supports all filling companies in meeting this requirement.

The advantages of the new OCR module at a glance:
• Time savings due to higher process efficiency
• Extensive insight into processes due to fast and broad data acquisition
• Seamless recording of all codes for meaningful reporting
• Security in case of legal disputes due to perfect readability of the codes