Developing a New Counting Approach for the Corrugated Boards and Its Industrial Application by Using Image Processing Algorithm

Cebeci U., Aslan F., Celik M. C., Aydin H.

8th International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Knowledge Engineering (ISKE), Shenzhen, China, 20 - 23 November 2013, vol.279, pp.1021-1023 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 279
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-642-54927-4_98
  • City: Shenzhen
  • Country: China
  • Page Numbers: pp.1021-1023
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Packaging plays a very important role in marketing. Thanks to packaging, the goods while in transit and the products located onto retail shelves are protected. In order to gain competitive advantages in the market, the way of packaging should be assessed and managed effectively. Having many advantages such as versatility, recyclability, and cheapness; corrugated boards packaging is widely used and increasing popularity in the world. Due to the high rate usage of corrugated board, the production of corrugated board becomes more of an issue. In the current situation, corrugated boards placed onto each other on pallets before delivery are counted manually. The situation leads to waste and extra cost for the factory. The approach mentioned in this paper aims to automate this process by using image processing algorithms and to eliminate all wastes related to manual counting process. There is no scientific research studied related to this problem. An algorithmic approach is applied by using sample images provided by a company corresponding to corrugated boards. Therefore, the automated counting system for corrugated board is proposed by this study.