Filtec
Full Glass Container Inspection

Identify and remove damaged and underfilled product before it reaches the consumer.

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.


COMMON FULL GLASS CONTAINER FLAWS

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

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
  • Compact, hygienic design
  • Continuous monitoring and statistical analysis of line operations
  • Sampling of filler valves and closer/capper heads at high production speeds
  • Identifies performance of individual filler valves
  • Detects and rejects over and under filled containers
  • Touch screen interface for easy line data retrieval
  • Built to withstand extreme plant conditions within the filler environment
  • No precise bottle pitch or spacing requirements
FILLER AND CAPPER MANAGEMENT

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
  • Underfilled containers
  • Broken or missing bottles
  • Foam levels
FILL LEVEL INSPECTION

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
  • Missing cap
  • Container pressure
  • Incorrect cap or crown color
  • Missing or broken tamper bands
CAPPING FLAWS

FLOATING OBJECT DETECTION

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
  • Cellophane
  • Candy wrappers
  • Paper
  • Wood
  • Capsules
  • Labels
  • Straws
  • Insects
  • Types of Mold
FLOATING OBJECT DETECTION

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.

FILTEC's newest unit, the SUREtec, isolates sunken glass fragments in full containers through analyzing refracted light driven by powerful strobes. The SUREtec debuts in early 2016 - to request more information, please contact your local FILTEC representative.

SUNKEN OBJECT DETECTION

TAILORED APPLICATIONS

Every product is a little different. We have a full catalog of inspection solutions - all of our machines are programmed specifically for the application. The fine-tuned the programming, the more accurate the inspection.

Let us know what types of inspection you're looking for and our engineers can start developing an inspection unit tailored for your line.

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TAILORED APPLICATIONS

PRODUCT SOLUTIONS

VISIONtec Specifications (NEW!)

Advanced, modular vision system to fulfill a wide variety of inspection requirements including fill level, closure, and label inspection.

  • Electrical Requirements 110/220 VAC 50/60 Hz
  • Operating Speed Up to 1100 CPM
  • Display Languages Upon Request
  • Operating System Linux
  • Environmental Standards NEMA 4X/IP65
  • Materials Stainless Steel Construction


AURAtec Specifications (NEW!)

Pressure detection with multi-point laser scanning technology.

  • Electrical Requirements 115 VAC 50, 60 Hz 2amp 230 VAC 50, 60 Hz 1 amp
  • Operating Temperature 0°C to 45°C
  • Operating Speed Up to 1200 CPM
  • Rejectors Proline, Servotec II
  • Networking Interface MODBUS Serial, MODBUS TCP/IP, Weihnstephan/OMAC
  • Environmental Standards NEMA 4X / IP65
  • Materials Stainless Steel Construction


Filtec 3-XR and Filtec 3-G Specifications

X-ray and gamma based fill level inspection systems.

  • Air Consumption 0.5 scfm
  • Electrical Requirements 115 VAC 50, 60 Hz 2amp 230 VAC 50, 60 Hz 1 amp
  • Operating Temperature 0°C to 45°C
  • Operating Speed Up to 2400 CPM (cans) Up to 1400 CPM (bottles)
  • Rejectors Proline, Servotec II, Slat Rejector
  • Display Languages As Requested
  • Networking Interface MODBUS Serial, MODBUS TCP/IP, Weihnstephan/OMAC
  • Environmental Standards NEMA 4X / IP65
  • Materials Stainless Steel Construction


But wait, there's more...

For more detailed information regarding Full Glass Container Inspection capabilities, container rejection, and installation, please visit our Technical Documents library or contact your local sales representative.

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