Precision monitoring of high-speed production
Machine vision is a useful tool for detecting defects and controlling the dimensions of agri-food products on a conveyor. Today, hyperspectral imaging (HSI) is emerging to analyse the composition. However, the HSI instruments currently available are not equipped for high-speed food production or new practices in precision agriculture.
The objective of the HS2I project is to combine HSI with high-speed imaging to answer these unmet needs. This involves developing a new type of camera.
In the food industry, HS2I will enable the use of HSI technology for fast, reliable and fully automatic food monitoring – including detection of foreign bodies and management of cooking level, moisture content and product composition.
In precision agriculture, HS2I will benefit ground-based applications, where there is a need for advanced, high-speed detection of plant diseases and product defects, for example.
Lead SME Photon Lines is collaborating with First Light Imaging, which manufactures high-performance cameras, and puff pastry manufacturer, Geldelis.