Automatic quality control systems in the cosmetics industry

Article Author KSM Vision Marketing

The cosmetics industry faces the challenges of high market saturation and numerous competitors. The production of cosmetics is usually carried out on a mass scale, manual inspection in such a case is highly unprofitable and inefficient, this is why in the cosmetics industry vision inspection systems are gaining new importance.

Regulations in the cosmetics industry

The cosmetics industry is a thriving and dynamic industry. Cosmetic companies need to keep abreast of innovations and follow the needs of consumers. Consumers are now more aware, not only of cosmetics’ compositions, but also of their packaging and forms of testing before marketing. Manufacturers are required to respond dynamically to emerging trends and provide products of the highest possible quality.

European law imposes very strict requirements for the safety of cosmetics, regulating their composition, labeling, as well as production and marketing conditions. There are regulations in laws and regulations about the fact that every cosmetic on the market in the European Union that goes on the market must first be thoroughly tested and assessed for safety. The production of cosmetics can therefore not be done haphazardly or under uncontrolled conditions. All manufacturing plants must produce cosmetics in accordance with good manufacturing practice. It serves to ensure quality in the areas of: production, quality control and storage along with shipping of cosmetic products.

Therefore, it is worthwhile, in the face of the cited legislation, to introduce solutions on your production lines to ensure safety, such a solution is modern quality control. An effective and properly conducted control is to minimize the risk of releasing defective batches of goods to the market.

Quality control in the cosmetics industry - benefits

The cosmetics industry is facing the challenges of high market saturation and numerous competitors. The production of many thousands of units makes quality control in this industry take on new importance. Modern quality control of cosmetics brings a number of advantages. A defect is detected at an early stage of production and automatically eliminated. The production of cosmetics is usually carried out on a mass scale, manual control in such a case is highly unprofitable and inefficient, and in some cases even impossible. Automatic inspection provides much greater precision and efficiency, up to 70,000 pieces per hour. Vision systems are more excellent at seeing details than the human eye, do not tire, maintain consistently excellent performance, can work continuously and operate much faster than humans. Streamlining logistics operations therefore optimizes the use of raw materials, costs and increases the quality of manufactured goods. Quality goods enhance positive brand image and build a company’s competitive advantage. In addition, vision systems in quality control will work well in virtually every conceivable industry.

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Use of vision systems and machine learning in quality control of cosmetics

In the cosmetics market we can find hundreds if not thousands of different types of products. They are increasingly sophisticated and diverse in terms of types of packaging, their closures, textures, colors, etc. All this poses new challenges for quality control. The cosmetics market is constantly developing, looking at the possibility of exploiting the potential, taking into account its specifics, the best move is to introduce quality control systems based on machine learning.

Our company proposes and offers solutions based on so-called deep neural networks, or so-called machine learning. They are extremely flexible and versatile, as the customer can “teach” the system to recognize a possible defect. This is done by using vision systems that perform quality control based on a benchmark, or “ideal” product. As the system itself learns and collects information and data, it recognizes a potential deviation from the standard. Their fast and automatic operation levels out production downtime and the associated unnecessary costs. The systems offered by our company are based on a camera that focuses on the product in its entirety, machine vision takes place in a 360-degree section (see more about: Inspect 360+ CL by KSM Vision). Their characteristics are small dimensions and compatibility, which allow them to be installed on existing production lines.

Modern quality control systems from KSM Vision are a 100% guarantee of customer satisfaction in the food, construction and pharmaceutical industries.

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