Harford Compliance Solutions empower manufacturers to ensure accurate labelling, vision inspection, and the safety and quality of their products, whilst also maintaining allergen control. These solutions combine Inline Inspection and Line Automation, where appropriate and cost effective.

Maintaining Product Quality & Protecting The Brand

In the fast-paced environment of a factory, where efficiency and productivity take center stage, operators often face the temptation to prioritise speed over compliance. However, we discourage these behaviours and encourage focus upon the safety and quality of the products being manufactured. Hearing so many tragic stories caused by allergens and incorrect packaging, not to mention the potential damage to manufacturers’ reputations, we always encourage a Quality First discipline. The consequences of failure to keep proper records of production issues can be catastrophic, both for consumers and manufacturers. In the event of a Food Safety or Trading Standards ‘event’, traceability to prove due diligence is essential.

Find out more in our article: Allergens – The Silent, Invisible Killers

Inline Inspection and Line Automation - Ensuring Compliance

Harford provides inline inspection and line automation solutions to the FMCG, food and beverage, health and beauty, pharmaceutical and chemical industries to ensure quality compliance, through operational discipline, visibility and full traceability.

Our inline inspection includes vision and barcode packaging inspection for real-time monitoring, accurate quality verification and precise product identification/matching.

Autocoding, Machine Integration and ERP/SAP connectivity may all be part of line automation, helping to streamline processes, improve traceability and ensure regulatory compliance without paper recording.

Drive operational efficiency, minimise human error, uphold product integrity, protect the consumer and your brand with Harford solutions.

Inline Inspection - Ensures Quality & Accuracy

Harford’s inline inspection solutions ensure quality and accuracy. Vision and barcode inspection may be part of an overall solution, as required. We ensure high levels of quality control and accuracy with features such as component matching, online barcode scanning, 100% vision inspection, OCR, 2D/QR code inspection, rejection systems, autocoding, barcode inspection, retailers’ codes of practice, and label verification.

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Line Automation - Streamlines Processes for Compliance & Profitability

Harford Control’s line automation solutions can help you achieve industrial optimisation and compliance. Autocoding, Machine Integration, and ERP/SAP connectivity can all be part of our full solution, which improves traceability, reduces human errors, and streamlines operations.

Regulatory compliance and seamless data management are ensured for FMCG, Food & Beverage, Health & Beauty, Pharmaceutical, and Chemical manufacturers with features such as barcode and date coding, live peripheral monitoring, allergen control, auto laboratory triggers, and non-conformance prevention.

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  • What is compliance in manufacturing?

    Compliance in manufacturing refers to adhering to applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards to ensure that products and processes meet legal and safety requirements. It involves implementing and maintaining systems, procedures, and documentation to demonstrate compliance with specific regulations such as product safety, environmental regulations, and quality management standards.

  • How does vision inspection contribute to compliance in manufacturing?

    Vision inspection systems use advanced imaging technology to detect defects, verify product integrity, and ensure compliance with quality standards. By automatically inspecting products for defects, contaminants, or non-conformities, vision inspection systems help manufacturers meet regulatory requirements, improve product quality, and enhance customer satisfaction. 

  • What is the role of barcode inspection in compliance?

    Barcode inspection systems verify the accuracy and readability of barcodes on products, packaging, or labels. By ensuring that barcodes are properly encoded and comply with industry standards, barcode inspection helps manufacturers meet regulatory requirements for product identification, traceability, and supply chain management.

  • How does line automation contribute to compliance in manufacturing

    Line automation involves the use of automated systems and technologies to streamline manufacturing processes, improve efficiency, and ensure consistent product quality. By reducing human error, automating critical tasks, and providing real-time data collection, line automation enhances compliance by minimizing deviations, improving process control, and facilitating accurate record-keeping.

  • How can compliance improve overall manufacturing operations?

    Compliance drives manufacturers to implement robust quality management systems, enhance process control, and adopt best practices. By ensuring adherence to regulations, compliance reduces the risk of product recalls, legal issues, and reputational damage. It also promotes operational efficiency, product consistency, and customer satisfaction, leading to long-term business success.

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