The M.A.I.A. (Makro Advanced In-line Analysis) and A.L.I.C.E. (Advanced Label Inspection and Control Environment) of Makro Labelling are the natural follow-through to the labelling process. Alice is a quality control system able to assess the horizontal and vertical position and angle of the label, together with its alignment with respect to a reference point. It also checks other features that vary according to the type of package, developed ad hoc to satisfy specific needs.
Maia on the other hand is a system developed for bottle orientation. It is based on the use of line scan camera technology, that takes thousands of linear photos and pastes them one after the other; the resulting image is then analysed to indicate the position of the reference point to be used by the plate control system to position the bottle correctly and receive the first label in the correct position.