• Inspection Equipment

  Solution for Full Glass Containers

FULL GLASS CONTAINER IMPERFECTIONS

Imperfections in full glass containers can result in millions of dollars of wasted product and consumer complaints. A rigorous quality control and line analytics program can prevent damaged product from reaching the end customer and maintain streamlined, effective line operation.

FILLER AND CAPPER MANAGEMENT


  • Overfill and underfill
  • Broken bottles
    • High or cocked caps
  • Snapped vent tubes
    • Floating objects
  • Labeling and date code errors
    • Smashed finish
  • Incorrect or missing cap
    • Sunken objects

    Types of Inspection

    FILLER AND CAPPER MANAGEMENT

    LINE ANALYTICS AND OPTIMIZATION

    Closely monitoring filler and capper performance keeps high speed line operations smooth. FILTEC systems can identify underperforming or broken valves and capper heads within seconds. Immediate warnings prevent wasted product, container damages, and line failures. Analytics provide detailed foundations for line planning and optimization.

    Inspection Technology Overview


    • Small machine footprint for easy installation/li>
  • Detects and rejects over and under filled containers
    • Compact, hygienic design
  • Touch screen interface for easy line data retrieval
    • Continuous monitoring and statistical analysis of line operations
  • Built to withstand extreme plant conditions within the filler environment
    • Sampling of filler valves and closer/capper heads at high production speeds
  • Built to withstand extreme plant conditions within the filler environment
    • Identifies performance of individual filler valves

    FILL LEVEL INSPECTION

    Consistent fill level is the most obvious indicator of product quality and the easiest way to monitor the efficiency of a bottling line.

    Fill level inspection can be done with both basic x-ray or gamma ray machines, or with robust vision systems. X-ray and gamma ray based machines are best used for high speed, simple applications or for opaque containers, while vision systems can be most beneficial when performing multiple types of inspection simultaneously, such as foam level inspection or floating object detection.

    DETECTION CAPABILITIES


    • Overfilled containers
  • Broken or missing bottles
    • Underfilled containers
  • Foam levels
  • CAPPING FLAWS

    Capping and crowning flaws can result in leaks and damaged product. Cap and crown inspection can be as simple as a sensor determining whether or not a cap is in place, or as complex as equipment that can identify whether a cap is correctly pressurized or if the closer correctly matches the product in the container. FILTEC's vision inspection equipment can also determine if a tamper band is present or damaged on glass containers with thread closures.

    DETECTION CAPABILITIES


    • High or cocked cap
  • Incorrect cap or crown color
    • Missing cap
  • Missing or broken tamper bands
    • Container pressure

    FLOATING OBJECT DETECTION

    A Many foreign objects that may be too large to be washed out of returnable glass often float in the necks of filled containers. In dark liquids, these objects can be impossible to see with the naked eye, but a finely tuned vision system can spot them easily.

    DETECTION CAPABILITIES


  • Transparent foil
  • Capsules
  • Cellophane
  • Labels
  • Candy wrappers
  • Straws
  • Paper
  • Insects
  • Wood
  • Types of Mold
  • SUNKEN OBJECT DETECTION

    Sunken objects can appear in sealed, full containers between the filler and the end packaging. Most often, these are small glass shards, introduced when a bottle bursts within the filler or as a result of a crowning or capping defect. Because these glass shards have the same density as the bottle itself, they cannot reliably be detected with x-ray technology, and often are too small to see with the naked eye.