Crate condition monitoring with Vision Technology

During spring this year, 8 Power Inspectors were installed and are now operational in Bornheim, Hannover and Sint Katelijne Waver. Based on vision technology, these units select out trays that are still not sufficiently cleaned after the washing process. 

The Power Inspector is a large step forward as the automated inspection process analyses the condition of all crate surfaces. With this new equipment our cleaning process is turned  from a controlled process into controlled output. The results of the washing and the mechanical condition of the crates are measured in order to filter out the bad ones, which means that we control the output, which is  is a huge difference to the situation in the past.

There is a plan in preparation to roll-out the Power Inspector in the other depots.