Product Overview

100% Vision Inspection for Food Manufacturing

The Sightline In-Line Vision Inspection Solutions are designed to be quickly installed into any new or existing production line. These turn-key solutions offer 3D, full color, 360-degree product quality inspection solutions capable of extracting multiple quality parameters simultaneously at speeds of up to 100 objects per second. For advanced process control, each system is equipped with a conveyor, cameras selected for your specific application, a choice of rejection options, and our proprietary measura® software suite.


  • Integrates seamlessly into existing production lines
  • 100% inspection with rejection, up to 100 objects/second
  • Variable speed inspection conveyor included
  • Operator Interface included for full control at the line
  • Various rejection mechanism choices
  • Supports multiple camera and lighting types
  • Optional bottom and side cameras enable complete 2D & 3D measurement capabilities.
  • Built-in library with 150+ measurements and growing
  • Generates production metrics (uptime, throughput, etc.)
  • Models available: IL-300 to IL-2000


  • Know more about your product compared to manual methods
  • Make quick decisions and adjustments to the production line using the analysis data
  • Ensure that only products meeting your specifications reach the customer
  • Ensure consistent product quality between batches, shifts, and sites
  • Save costs and reduce waste, which improves your company’s bottom line
  • Protect your brand by meeting consumer expectations consistently
  • Save time with reporting, all results are saved & organized
  • Achieve competitive advantages
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Measure Quality Where It Matters

When you purchase a Vision Inspection Solution from KPM, our team works closely with you to tune the system to operate based on the specifications you have established for each of the products you manufacture.

Typical Applications Include:

  • Measurement of physical product attributes such as shape, size and color of baked goods, meat, poultry, cheese, eggs, fruit, vegetables and pet food to detect quality issues
  • Identification and rejection of non-conforming products from the production flow
  • Detection of foreign objects
  • Generation of production metrics (item counts, uptime, throughput, etc.)

Finished Product Examples:

  • Packaged foods (deli meats, raw meat & poultry, vegetables, etc.)
  • Prepared Foods (folded eggs, prepared meals, etc.)
  • Snack Foods (snack bars, pretzels, potato chips, French fries, desserts, chocolates, candies, etc.)
  • Cheese Products (blocks, snack pieces, wax covered, etc.)
  • Frozen pizza and pizza bases
  • Pet food and treats
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Common System Configurations

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Communication Throughout the Process

Vision-Based Lane Balancing

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How It Works

In-Line vision inspection systems, also known as machine vision systems, are built to detect and measure several attributes of many objects, simultaneously, across a production line at full speed. Vision systems plays a crucial role in maintaining high standards of quality control and compliance within the food industry, ultimately guiding consumer satisfaction, and safeguarding your brand.

Real-Time Analysis, Inspection, & Statistical Control

Automated Vision Inspection is a technology-driven solution that utilizes cameras and image processing algorithms to inspect and analyze food products for quality control purposes. The system detects defects, anomalies, and inconsistencies in food items, ensuring that only products meeting the required standards are allowed to proceed further in the production process.

Here's a general overview of how our vision inspection systems for food production typically work:

Image Acquisition

The system consists of one or multiple high-resolution cameras strategically positioned along the production line. These cameras capture images or videos of the food products as they move through the line. The cameras capture the images of the food items from different angles, illuminations, or wavelengths, depending on the specific inspection requirements. The lighting conditions are carefully controlled to enhance visibility and highlight potential defects.

Image Processing

The captured images are then processed using sophisticated algorithms and computer vision techniques. The processing software, measura® Inspection, analyzes the images to extract relevant features and identify potential defects or quality issues. The algorithms can be pre-trained using machine learning or artificial intelligence techniques to recognize specific patterns, shapes, colors, or textures.

Defect Detection

The captured images are analyzed for any deviations, defects, or abnormalities that may indicate a product is non-compliant. Common defects that can be detected include discolorations, misshapen products, foreign objects, damaged packaging, missing labels, or contaminants.

Decision Making & Rejection

Based on the analysis results, the vision inspection system makes decisions about the quality and suitability of the inspected food products. It classifies the items as either acceptable or unacceptable based on predetermined criteria. Upon detecting a defect, the system can trigger alerts or automatically remove the faulty product from the production line.

Data Logging and Reporting

The IL-Series Vision Inspection System provides real-time feedback on the quality of your products. By analyzing the collected data, it can generate detailed reports and statistics, highlighting the overall quality of the production batch. This information enables your quality control personnel to make informed decisions regarding the acceptance or rejection of products, and to implement corrective measures to improve the production process if necessary.

Integration with Production Line

The vision inspection system can be seamlessly integrated into the food production line. It can interface with other equipment or control systems to enable real-time feedback and process optimization. For instance, the system can communicate with real-time process monitoring dashboards, robotic arms, and conveyors to divert defective products automatically, ensuring that only high-quality items proceed further in the production process.

By implementing a vision inspection system, food producers can enhance quality control, reduce waste, increase productivity, and ensure compliance with regulatory standards. These systems play a crucial role in maintaining the integrity and safety of food products before they reach consumers.

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System Components

Solutions Designed Around Your Products

Vision inspection systems are comprised of high-resolution and/or specialty cameras, specialized lighting systems, lasers, image processing software, and a robust data management system; all carefully integrated to ensure the quality and safety of the food products you manufacture.

In-Line systems are available in multiple widths and can be installed at various points throughout the line. Multiple camera options are available to accommodate almost any application and the system can be configured for a 360-degree inspection of your products. Our specialists will work with you to evaluate your requirements as well as your facility to design a system that meets all of your needs.

These advanced systems utilize cutting-edge technology to automatically detect, inspect, and analyze various aspects of food items, thereby minimizing human error and enhancing efficiency. Together, the components of the system work harmoniously to examine and assess critical quality dfactors such as product appearance, integrity, labeling accuracy, contaminants, and packaging quality.

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Using vision technology, your products are characterized in meaningful ways, including complex details that are difficult and time-consuming with traditional manual methods. Our standard measurements library consists of over 150 basic and advanced measurement algorithms and it's always growing.

Vision Inspection Measurement Capabilities

Basic Measurements
  • Area, shape, color
  • Length and width
  • Bottom inspection (optional)
  • Diameters (min, max, avg, caliper, adaptive dimensions)
  • Item counts
  • Volume and slopes
  • Heights/thickness (min, max, avg, center, edge)
  • Cross-reference 2D/3D measurements with image stacking
  • Foreign object detection
Advanced Measurements
  • Package Inspection (top & bottom, label, bar codes, seal)
  • Template match (area match %, area outside of template %, max length outside template)
  • Adaptive length & width (curve follow)
  • Shine detection
  • Roughness (variations on edges)
  • Smart thickness
  • Bun coverage
  • Blob measurements - Find & measure specific features on an object (e.g. toppings, splits, foreign materials)
Production & Productivity Data

Measuring 100% of all products also provides a wealth of key real-time production and productivity data such as:

  • Throughput and Capacity%
  • Defect % and Out-Of-Spec % (by type)
  • Uptime/Downtime %
  • Changeover Time
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The measura® Software Suite

The custom-designed measura® software drives all of the Sightline vision systems and data obtained by measura® Inspection can be imported into third-party software, giving you the ultimate flexibility when it comes to decision making and process control.

Powerful And Easy to Use measura® Software Suite

The easy-to-use measura® software suite includes a built-in library of over 100 different types of measurements and configurable camera and lighting components for different product needs. The software simplifies the inspection process from product set-up and real-time inspection to process monitoring and quality analytics.

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