July 7, 2021


Moba to introduce new egg crack detector



Moba announced that it has set a new standard in visual crack detection with its revolutionary Vision Crack Detector. Through Artificial Intelligence (AI) the Vision Crack can see even the tiniest cracks that are not visible to the human eye.

What makes Moba's Vision Crack Detector stand out in the market is that the system works on all eggs, white and brown, which was not previously possible. The system will be available first for the North American market in early 2022 and later in other markets worldwide.

The AI network is trained to see things that go beyond human recognition capabilities. Since eggs are natural products, and no two cracks are the same, Moba has taught the AI network with thousands of sample pictures to train the system.

Together with strategic partner Image House Food, Moba has developed a method that  detects all eggs, regardless of their colour, from pure white to very dark brown and everything in between. This technology has been patented.

With the Vision Crack Detector, there is no contact with the eggshell and this results in a reduction in cross-contamination. Another advantage is that cleaning procedures are significantly simplified. All this is especially helpful in markets with very strict hygienic requirements.

Moba successfully performed an extensive field test at leading egg producer Herbruck's in Michigan, United States. The detector performed beyond expectations on both white and brown eggs of various housing systems. Herb Herbruck said: "It was amazing to see that a computer can be trained to detect things the human eye can't see. After Moba trained the AI system for several weeks, I trusted the results of the field test unit completely. We were amazed by the accurate results and can't wait for the production of this system to start!"