Inspection Types

Is the container clean? Does the container have the right fill level? Is the label in the correct location? With FILTEC inspection systems, you don’t need to worry. Our systems use multiple algorithms to monitor your containers and remove containers that do not meet your quality standards.

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The base of a bottle receives the most amount of wear during the container’s life, and easily sustains scuffing or chips. A thorough inspection of both the inside and outside of an empty container’s base prevents flawed packaging and contaminated product from reaching the market.

Base Inspection Just base for REFPET

Inspection Technology Overview

  • High-resolution CCD camera
  • Adjustable filters for embossing and varying bottle designs
  • Detection of flaws both inside and outside of the container
  • Up to 6 different inspection zones
  • Cellophane / bright field detection

Product Solutions

OmniVision3  all surface bottle inspection system.

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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 and artwork ensuring that branding remains consistent throughout the production process.

Capping Flaws Inspection High cocked cap

Detection Capabilities

  • High or cocked cap
  • Incorrect cap color
  • Missing cap
  • Missing or broken tamper bands

Product Solutions

Intellect+  integrated modular future-proof package inspection interface.

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3XR & 3G  x-ray, optical, and gamma fill level inspection system

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AuraTec  pressure detection with multi-point laser scanning technology.

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Vision  modular vision system inspects fill level, closure, and labels.

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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.

Incorrect fill level and faulty seaming can be a symptom of a poorly tuned filler valve or a failing seamer. We can help you track these flaws back to the individual filler valves and seamer heads so you can keep your lines fine-tuned for maximum efficiency and minimal waste of product.

Filler Valve Monitor Graph

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

Product Solutions

Intellect+  integrated modular future-proof package inspection interface.

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3XR & 3G  x-ray, optical, and gamma fill level inspection system

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AuraTec  pressure detection with multi-point laser scanning technology.

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Vision  modular vision system inspects fill level, closure, and labels.

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Finely-tuned fill level inspection on can lines is a complex marriage of speed and accuracy. FILTEC has been performing this rapid-fire dance for decades, ensuring that no empty or partially-filled cans reach the market and preserving consumer trust through countless millions of flawless containers. We offer options for both gamma and x-ray source systems. Please contact your local FILTEC representative for help determining which works best for your market.

Fill Level Inspection

Product Solutions

Intellect+  integrated modular future-proof package inspection interface.

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3XR & 3G  x-ray, optical, and gamma fill level inspection system

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AuraTec  pressure detection with multi-point laser scanning technology.

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Vision  modular vision system inspects fill level, closure, and labels.

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The finish of a bottle or container is the very top surface where the cap is applied. For returnable glass especially, this surface can easily chip while in the market or during the washing process and cause problems with proper capping and sealing. If a chipped finish does make its way back out into the market, sharp edges can harm the end consumer.

Finish Inspection

Inspection Technology Overview

  • High-resolution CCD camera
  • Long-life LED strobe

Product Solutions

OmniVision3  all surface bottle inspection system.

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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

Product Solutions

OmniVision3  all surface bottle inspection system.

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The bottle’s inner sidewall is made up of all the inside surfaces from the base up through the neck. Damages in these surfaces can be difficult to see with the human eye, but can easily grow mold internally or shed glass into the product after it has been filled.

Inner Sidewall Inspection REFPET Profile

Inspection Technology Overview

  • High resolution CCD camera
  • Up to 6 different inspection zones
  • Detection of flaws behind ceramic labels or embossing

Product Solutions

OmniVision3  all surface bottle inspection system.

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FILTEC also provides high-speed laser coding equipment. Our LASEtec 4 is a premier coder, built for high-speed production and can reach speeds of 2,000 cpm with perfect accuracy

Label and Date Code Inspection

Product Solutions

Intellect+  integrated modular future-proof package inspection interface.

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3XR & 3G  x-ray, optical, and gamma fill level inspection system

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AuraTec  pressure detection with multi-point laser scanning technology.

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Lasetec4  high-speed laser coding, code verification, and code detection equipment.

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Outer sidewall refers to the outside surface of a container, usually below the thread and above the base. This outer surface can often become visibly scuffed or chipped, especially in returnable glass or PET. While outer sidewall damages are unlikely to corrupt the product itself, external container flaws are the indications of low-quality standards most obvious to the end consumer.

Outer Sidewall Inspection Empty Glass

Inspection Technology Overview

  • 15 independent inspection zones
  • ACL detection
  • Adjustable illumination
  • 360-degree outer surface inspection
  • 6000k LED panel strobe
  • Cellophane / bright field detection
  • Adjustable illumination
  • High-resolution images

Twelve images are captured at 30-degree intervals while the bottles rotate past the inspection window,
providing the most thorough inspection and the fewest number of false rejects.

Sidewall Bottle Rotator

Bottles rotate against each other as they pass through the inspection field, allowing for 360-degree detection.

Outer Sidewall Inspection Overhead

LED strobe passes high-intensity light through the empty containers to a high- speed digital camera where an image is captured and processed through a series of algorithms.

Outer Sidewall Inspection Profile

Product Solutions

OmniVision3  all surface bottle inspection system.

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Faulty can pressure is often caused by dents, puncture holes, or improper seals. The AURAtec is a laser-based inspection system that distinguishes between low and high-pressure containers by assessing acceptable pressure profiles. The AURAtec functions with nearly a six sigma detection margin at speeds exceeding 1,200 containers per minute.

Good Can - Pressure Detection - AURAtec

Product Solutions

Intellect+  integrated modular future-proof package inspection interface.

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3XR & 3G  x-ray, optical, and gamma fill level inspection system

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AuraTec  pressure detection with multi-point laser scanning technology.

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Vision  modular vision system inspects fill level, closure, and labels.

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