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Glass bottle scratch inspection solution

13 October 2019

The EyeBeverage Scratch Inspector inspects the abrasion (scuffing) of glass bottles during production. 

The milky-white rings which can occur on the edges of the bottles due to them rubbing together on the conveyor belt do not harm the function of the bottle, they do not look aesthetically appealing for consumers.

The cycle time of a glass bottle is defined through different characteristics. First the bottles are automatically inspected. The criteria for the sorting includes checking for damage on the mouthpiece; checking for contamination on the bottle that cannot be cleaned off; and checking the degree of scratching (scratches, scrub marks and other surface damage).

The Scratch Inspector inspects the scuffing on the edge of the bottle. A signal for discharge is issued, as soon as the bottle exceeds the degree of scuffing.

The system is available as compact unit, with all components for a fast integration into a machine. It can be integrated into an existing tracker system. The interface adaption is very easy and already adjusted to the different machines.

If there is still no tracker board integrated, an EyeTrack board can be used. It was especially developed to monitor the delay between the inspection signal and the discharger and to guarantee that in the channel of the good parts are only inspected products. The system can either be connected to an encoder or a facility trigger and issue either an inspection trigger or the discharger trigger.


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