HEUFT InLine II IXS

Simply detecting more: X-ray assisted empty bottle inspection based on the HEUFT SPECTRUM II.

 

The HEUFT InLine II IXS achieves simply more precision during the complete all-around inspection of empty bottles.  For this it is not only equipped with highly efficient optical detection modules but also with X-ray strobes.  Its high degree of automation and its self-explanatory user guidance make error-free operation simple.

 

 

 

 

X-ray base inspection

Simply detecting more:  unique X-ray strobes for maximum detection reliability.

 

Chips, shell-shaped fractures, cracks, broken glass and even glass splinters surrounded by residual liquid:  the system identifies those faults on the base of the bottle, which can hardly be seen with the naked eye, using pulsed X-ray technology.  Unique X-ray strobes achieve maximum detection reliability.

 

 

In contrast to the conventional X-ray scanner radiation is only emitted at the moment when a product to be examined is in the inspection area.  This minimises the radiation exposure.  Each individual empty container is optimally aligned using servo technology so that the inspection covers the whole base area completely.  The HEUFT reflexx² image processing system combines and analyses the detection pictures in real time and implements a specific teaching in procedure.

 

 

 

 

Optical base inspection

Covering everything: continuous complete inspection of the total container base.

Film, cigarette ends and insects: the system carries out an optical base inspection in order to detect such low density foreign objects reliably. An illumination without reflections or shadows and specially positioned high-performance cameras even make transparent and reflecting faults visible. Each individual empty container is optimally aligned using servo technology so that the inspection covers the whole base area completely. The HEUFT reflexx² image processing system combines and analyses the detection pictures in real time and implements a specific teaching in procedure.

 

360° Sidewall inspection

Inspecting all around: athorough complete examination.

Dirt, defects, cracks or scuffing:  anyone wishing to detect such quality flaws reliably cannot afford to ignore an all-around inspection.  Because it is finally necessary to completely cover the sidewalls of the empty bottles. This is possible using servo technology for specifically aligning the containers, an illumination without reflections or shadows and specially positioned high-performance cameras.  The HEUFT reflexx²image processing system combines and analyses the detection pictures in real time and clearly differentiates between container structures and real faults and implements a specific teaching in procedure. 

 

Residual liquid detection

Tracking down lye, oil and varnish:  effective protection against product contamination.

Caustic lye, oil or varnish: even minute amounts of such residual liquids seriously threaten the safety of the end product.  The system has two different methods in order to detect and remove the empty bottles in question before the filling process:  it identifies residual lye using high frequency technology and oil and varnish with infrared sensors.

 

Fault rejection

Preventing recalls:  the reliable rejection of faulty containers.

Fast, careful and accurate:  highest precision when detecting faults is only effective if the products in question are also removed afterwards. The single-segment and multi-segment rejection systems of the HEUFT rejector series deal with this both precisely and carefully.

 

Product monitoring and self-tests

Playing it safe: exact product tracking and regular self-tests.

Always knowing the current location of a particular product: each one is tracked precisely for this. This ensures that none remain uninspected. The integrated reject verification checks that each product identified as faulty is really removed. Standard test programs guarantee a regular examination of the detection performance. Network-based continuous documenting and long-term archiving of the results.

 

Easy brand change

Changing automatically: servo-controlled adjustment of the conveyor belt.

The HEUFT InLine II IXS with innovative servo technology not only carries out the specific rotation and exact alignment of bottles for an optimal complete inspection. In addition it adapts the height and width of the conveyor belt exactly to the changed bottle format during brand changes. This is achieved completely automatically due to clearly reproducible brand adjustments. This reduces the need for manual intervention, economizes on human resources and not only saves time but money as well: efficiency and productivity losses due to lengthy changeover times are sustainably decreased.

 

Optional additional functions

Detecting even more: extensions to the range of functions.

The HEUFT SPECTRUM II systems with their modular design can be extended at any time. Thus the optionally available colour ring inspection provides even more detection accuracy during the finish inspection.  Even thermal cracks, tension cracks and other faults are detected reliably without the loss of material. In addition a special optical technology for the precise inspection of the inside of the finish is available upon request.