In-line Inspection Solutions
In-line Inspection Solutions

  FULL PET CONTAINER IMPERFECTIONS

Empty Glass Imperfections

Imperfections in full PET 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.

COMMON FULL PET CONTAINER FLAWS


  • Overfill and underfill
  • Snapped vent tubes
    • High or cocked caps
  • Labeling and date code errors
    • Floating objects
  • Missing foil seal
    • Pinholes and leaks
  • Incorrect or missing cap
    • Low pressure or carbination
  • Sunken objects
  • Types of Inspection

    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.

    PRODUCT DETAILS:


    • Small machine footprint for easy installation
  • Touch screen interface for easy line data retrieval
    • Compact, hygienic design
  • 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
    • No precise bottle pitch or spacing requirements
  • Isolates performance of individual filler valves and capper heads
  • FILL LEVEL INSPECTION

    Fill and pressure levels, especially in carbonated or pressurized containers, can be a crucial indication of product integrity. FILTEC's finely tuned vision systems can isolate multiple inspection parameters simultaneously, detecting fill level down to less than a milliliter.

    FILTEC's PLD, or Pressure Leak Detector, is a sensor-based system that detects bottle pressure as an indicator of container integrity without the risk of adding any additional pressure to the container itself.

    DETECTION CAPABILITIES


    • Overfilled containers
  • Pinholes and leaks
    • Underfilled containers
  • Low pressure or carbonation
    • Foam levels

    CAPPING FLAWS

    Incorrectly applied caps and broken tamper bands can cause pressure to leak from the container and can cause the spoilage of certain products.

    FILTEC equipment can also inspect for cap color, ensuring that branding remains consistent throughout the production process.

    DETECTION CAPABILITIES


    • High or cocked cap
  • Incorrect cap color
    • Missing cap
  • Missing or broken tamper bands
  • FOREIGN OBJECT DETECTION

    Large objects may remain stuck in returnable containers after the washing process and float hidden in the necks of filled containers. In dark liquids, clear plastics and bits of paper may be difficult or impossible to see, but with powerful strobes FILTEC equipment can pick them out easily.

    DETECTION CAPABILITIES


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