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Industry 4.0 capable product inspection management system

18 April 2021

Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection has released an updated version of its ProdX product inspection management software. Based on Industry 4.0 principles of secure machine-to-machine communication, and in preparation for connectivity to the latest data-protective Blockchain technology, it is said to deliver full digital track and trace and real-time food safety compliance. 

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Enhanced security features make it possible to demonstrate full accountability and transparency, with individual password control, centrally verified and linked to each machine operator or team leader’s role and access privileges. Data is automatically captured and is tamper-proof within the system. 

The software exceeds the requirements of British Retail Consortium Global Standard (BRCGS) Food Safety Clause 6.3.3, which establishes global minimum legal, operational and testing standards for the operation of online checkweighers.  

Instead of manual data input and box ticking, measures such as regular compliance performance tests can be automated, and the results are logged digitally without human intervention. This fail-safe testing regime makes it possible to prove, with the correct documentation, that product inspection equipment has continued to meet compliant performance standards throughout production, at the batch level, or even individual item level.   

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