Apollo - Nestle Confectionery

Apollo Foreign Object Detection System

Braendler Engineering developed the Apollo high speed foreign object detection system that could detect and eject foreign objects from a free flowing stream of product running through a gravity fed chute in real time.


The technical specifications of the system are as follows:

  • 8 High Resolution Cameras operating at 125 FPS

  • Custom LED ultraviolet and visible strobe lighting

  • Detection algorithms based on the color, shape and size of the inspected objects

  • Multi-core CPU + GPU utilizing parallel processing algorithms to achieve data throughput

  • Intuitive user interface


This system won a Nestle Innovation Award due to its ability to automate the sortation of streams of product that previously had to be sorted by hand.

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