Filtec
Full PET Container Inspection

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

FULL PET CONTAINER 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
  • High or cocked caps
  • Floating objects
  • Pinholes and leaks
  • Low pressure or carbination
  • Sunken objects
  • Snapped vent tubes
  • Labeling and date code errors
  • Missing foil seal
  • 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. Immidiate 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
  • Compact, hygienic design
  • Continuous monitoring and statistical analysis of line operations
  • Sampling of filler valves and closer/capper heads at high production speeds
  • Isolates performance of individual filler valves and capper heads
  • 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

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
  • Underfilled containers
  • Foam levels
  • Pinholes and leaks
  • Low pressure or carbonation
FILL LEVEL INSPECTION

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
  • Missing cap
  • Incorrect cap color
  • Missing or broken tamper bands
CAPPING FLAWS

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

TAILORED APPLICATIONS

Every product is a little different. We have a full arsenal of inspection solutions - all of our machines are programmed specifically for the application. The tighter 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 (NEW!) Specifications

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
  • Environmental Standards NEMA 4X / IP65
  • Operating System Linux
  • 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 Required
  • Networking Interface MODBUS Serial, MODBUS TCP/IP, Weihnstephan/OMAC
  • Environmental Standards NEMA 4X / IP65
  • Materials Stainless Steel Construction


Pressure Leak Detector Specifications

  • Air Consumption 0 CFM
  • Electrical Requirements 115V 1A max / 230V 0.5A max / 50/60 Hz / single phase
  • Operating Temperature 0°C to 45°C
  • Operating Speed Up to 1200 CPM
  • Operating Humidity 10% - 95%
  • Reject Outputs 2
  • Display Languages As Required
  • 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 PET Container Inspection capabilities, container rejection, and installation, please visit our Technical Documents library or contact your local sales representative.

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