Case Study

High-Speed Vision System Helps Biscuit Maker Boost Production Efficiency

High-Speed Vision System Helps Biscuit Maker Boost Production Efficiency

Flying wafer biscuits are sweet tasting, finely layered, and packed in pink. Production of this food is highly automated, and the manufacturer relies on the high-speed vision systems for its packaging process. This case study explores how a barcode scanner, part of the logistics system created by the company’s in-house machine builders, helps save time.

It was as early as 1889 that the Manner wafer biscuits were first mentioned in a written document as “Neapolitan Biscuits No. 239”. The name was very apt, since originally the nuts for the filling, made from sugar, hazelnuts, cocoa butter and cocoa powder, came from the Naples area. The original recipe and the bite-sized format have been retained to this day. And with great success, as these pink-wrapped biscuits are still the most sought-after item in all of the Manner product range.

Aroma-sealed pack is a design classic Josef Manner & Comp. AG is a rare example of a large successful Austrian company which has for the most part remained family-owned ever since its foundation. In 1960 this company took the step forward into the modern technological age with its aroma-sealed biscuit packs. The Manner biscuits, packed in an airtight double-thickness aluminum foil with its typical red tear strip are now regarded as a milestone in the history of product design. Festo components have been part of this story for many years. They make an important contribution to the process of ensuring that the delicious biscuits are packed at the maximum possible speed.