WE’RE INVOLVED IN QUITE A FEW INNOVATIVE PROJECTS, MANY OF WHICH WE ARE BOUND TO SECRECY OVER.
HOWEVER, GOOD FORTUNE WOULD HAVE IT THAT OUR END CUSTOMER, LONG CLAWSON DAIRY, WAS SUFFICIENTLY HAPPY WITH OUR SOLUTION THAT THEY GAVE PERMISSION FOR US TO PUBLISH AND ENTER THE AWARD FOR THE INNOVATIVE MACHINE VISION SOLUTION AT THE PPMA AWARDS 2019.
The 3D Robot Vision system that we provided in conjunction with Stelram Engineering solves a very big problem they had at Clawson’s factory that makes Stilton cheese. Quite simply, the odd-shaped cheese portions are difficult to label automatically. Using a mechanical labelling system, labels were applied to cheese wedges of all shapes and sizes. The fact that no two pieces of cheese are the same size is a major headache for a fixed mechanical system. So we designed a vision system that created a mathematical 3D model of each piece of cheese as it travelled under our cameras along a conveyor belt.