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Full inspection of bottles
    incl. Logo & rubber seal inspection:

Follow the link below for the brochure containing technical information:

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Functional description


All bottle types are checked and analysed using the detection methods listed below in the full bottle inspector. For the swing-top bottle alignment, we use the same system as in our closing machines. The botte gets orientated and we lift-up the swing-top closure in the alignment guide. At this point the rubber seal turns down and we check and analyse the surface and properties of the seal.


Height-control detection:
By using sensors, we detect the height of the bottle. If the bottle is too high, the machine will switch off.

A pre-detection for different diameters and heights must already be preceded by the customer, including a discharge of these wrong bottles!!



Bottle-base control:

Via camera control, which is mounted above the bottle, the bottle base is illuminated and controlled from the bottom during the transfer between the main star and the outfeed star. When we detect damaged or dirt bottles, a signal is tracked via a bottle tracing register with the bottle to the rejection unit and the bottle is ejected.



Infrared control (Residual Liquid) and high-frequency control (Lye):


Residual lye control by using HF = high frequency

Shortly before the outfeed star, we have a residual lye control by using a high-frequency sensor. This high-frequency measuring technology detects the smallest quantities of lye in the bottle.   


For safety reasons, we have a residual liquid control for second check!


Residual liquid control by using infrared rays

Following the residual lye control, the residual liquid in the bottle is measured via an infrared sensor.


Both detections are integrated into the bottle tracing register and lead to the guaranteed discharge of this bottle when liquids are detected!!



  Logo & rubber seal inspection:

Camera 1:


The first camera is mounted after the hygienic tunnel underneath the carousel to inspect the swing stoppers on the bottom side (rubber seal). The following criteria can be controlled:

  - Damage to the nipple
  - Damage to the rubber seal
  - Condition of the seal
    (Discolouration, soiling, mold)






Camera 2:


The second camera is mounted on the hygienic tunnel to inspect the logo of the swing stopper head. The following criteria can be controlled:

  - Roundness of Cap
  - Logo
  - Damage of Cap




The control panel for the camera system is mounted on the machine enclosure. Over the user friendly interface, live images direct from the camera are displayed, inlcluding the evaluation results for each individual swing stopper. For a better overview and a more detailed analysis of production statics, the history function can be used to review over a specific time period.








You can teach the system maximum 5 logos. They are controlled and treated as "good" at the same time.

  All elements are made from rust-proof stainless steel (1.4301) and hard-wearing, durable plastic (PAS 10 and PAX LX). Soiling can be rinsed off with hot water (up to 90° C). The moisture created by this acts as a lubricant when the plant is re-started. The lower part of the plant is formed by a solid frame which is welded together from NIRO stainless steel tubes. The upper part of the plant is fitted with a transparent protective covering as standard.

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