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.