MVTec Software GmbH

Food & Agriculture

The production, processing, and packaging of foods are highly competitive and fast-paced industries. To maintain consistent quality, competitive prices, and to quickly respond to ever-changing food trends, manufacturers turn to machine vision technology to control manufacturing processes and improve production efficiency.   

Whether automating agriculture with vision-guided farming equipment, maintaining consistent standards of quality through high-speed sorting, optimizing yields of robotic cutting and portioning systems, detecting contaminates in packaged foods or moldy fruits (by using hyperspectral or multispectral cameras), accurately identifying products for packaging and labeling, or a need for reliable track and trace standards, MVTec provides technology for producers and packagers alike to achieve efficient and consistent production, and keep up with consumers’ ever-changing demands.

Sample-based identification
Packaging inspection
Packaging inspection

Methods and Techniques

  • Print inspection
  • Fill level measurement
  • Position detection (2D/3D)
  • Bar code/data code reading
  • Object identification without code (SBI)
  • OCR (optical character recognition)
  • OCV (optical character verification)
  • Matching
  • Completeness inspection
  • 3D vision

Read Success Stories in Food & Agriculture


The sweet pepper robot SWEEPER detects and picks ripe crops using MVTec HALCON

The Wageningen University & Research (WUR) in the Netherlands developed a greenhouse harvesting robot, which is able to pick ripe crops. The shape-...

Food & Agriculture

Machine Vision Validates Printed Text – PHILRO Industrial Ltd.

One of the leading companies for consumer goods in Romania is using a vision-based inspection system that can detect any kind of printed errors on...


Machine Vision Checks Ice Cream – PHILRO Industrial Ltd.

One of Romania’s leading ice cream producers gets an automated vision solution that can detect badly

shaped, broken or stitched-together ice creams...

Food & Agriculture

Molds in the Machine - Machine Vision Technology Ltd.

Machine-vision system inspects plastic moldings for the food industry

Packaging, Logistics & Identification

Vision Automates Jar Inspection - Adbro Controls Ltd.

A vision-based inspection system ensures that jars of food produce meet stringent quality control requirements.

Food & Agriculture

Vision system sorts tomato seedlings - University of Wageningen

More than 150 million tons of tomatoes are produced every year around the world. With seedlings costing €0.25, plant growers such as Westland...

Packaging, Logistics & Identification

Machine Vision Inspects Biscuits – Machine Vision Technology Ltd.

As imaging software becomes more advanced and the latest 3D imaging tools open the doors to techniques that where not possible before, one of Europe's...

Food & Agriculture

Measuring Wheat Quality – TU Ilmenau

After harvesting, a high-speed machine-vision system can determine the quality and price of wheat

Automotive & Robotics

Vision System Simplifies Robotic Fruit Picking – ACRO Institute

Robotic apple picker relies on a camera inside the gripper and off-the-shelf software


Food & Agriculture

Bottle Inspection with High Speed – BBull STRATEC BC 3000W

To inspect tens of thousands containers an hour, is a challenge that faced up the German beverage industry specialist BBULL TECHNOLOGY. BBull's high...