In order to ensure consistently high quality standards in the food industry, even in the case of large quantities, optical measurement methods are increasingly used. Possible applications include: the surface analysis of processed products, 3D measurement of natural products, or the simple display of a cutting edge during the separation of material.
Lasers are excellent for displaying a desired cutting edge onto food. Food can be cut into a certain size so that it can fit precisely, for example, into defined packages. Thanks to 3D laser triangulation, the volume of an irregularly shaped natural product can also be precisely measured so that cutting edges can also be set such that the cut portions have a predefined weight. Lasers can also be used in dismantling units in abattoirs.