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Vision Empty Can Inspection

Why Inspect Empty Cans (ECI) Before the Filler?

Before empty food or beverage cans reach the filler, they can easily suffer damages to:

  • Flange
  • Sidewalls
  • Base

Damaged, cracked, dented, or bent cans have the tendency to jam lines after the filler.  By inspecting empty cans at high-speed using Vision technology before the filler, you can reject these damaged cans quickly and easily before they cause costly downtime, cross-contamination, or product leakage on the line.

FILTEC Empty Can Inspection Solution

The FILTEC Empty Can Inspection (ECI) Solution is a highly configurable system that uses Vision technology to detect defects in empty cans on lines running up to 2,400 cans per minute (CPM). It uses a dual circular top lighting station that illuminates the inspection area for inspection of empty cans’ flange, inner sidewall surface, and base.

System Highlights:

  • Modern Vision inspection technology with 2.3 mega-pixel color cameras
  • Compact machine footprint
  • Easily integrates with existing production lines
  • Reduces jams at the filler and seamer
  • Continuous monitoring and statistical analysis of container integrity

FILTEC uses Vision technology, a 19″ HMI, and inspection software algorithms to detect the following empty can faults:

Grooves, wrinkles and coating

Visible cracks and holes

Oil, grease and stains


Foreign objects

Bent, damaged or cracked

Short or missing flange

Metal slivers

Residual liquid

FILTEC Empty Can Inspection (ECI) Runs On the INTELLECT Platform

With INTELLECT Integration, you will have a deeper view of your line data. INTELLECT provides:

  • Continuous monitoring and statistical analysis of line operations
  • A sampling of filler valves and closer/capper heads at high production speeds
  • Isolation and evaluation of the performance of individual filler valves and closer/capper heads

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