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In the video below two adiacent high-speed Aseptic PET Bottling Lines.  Visible two Full Container Inspectors  with inspections for Asepticity directly in-the-Machines (Filler and Closer).  Devices Graphene’s Staff system-integrated with the Aseptic Blocs then installed, started and commissioned.    Camera systems to detect caps' conditions, to check their Tamper Evident Rings, caps too high or inclined and High Frequency fill level inspections.  More, reject of the fallen bottles and of those bottles which eventually slided, losing their own 'identity' along the > 25 meter long journey into the Aseptic Filler+Closer Bloc and the following Conveyor.   

Special Air Blowers to deliver to Cameras only dry caps and PET neck rings, so to maximise the Quality of their inspections, maximising Food and Beverage Safety.  Five different LASER photosensors playing the role of Triggers of the complex Shifting-Register, plus four additional signals originating by the Aseptic Bloc's Programmable Logic Computer.  Tens of CPUs working parallel to crunch in a second of time billions of numbers and statuses.  Welcome in the World of the most complex and performant Full Container Inspectors. 

GROLSCH® BREWERY INLINE™ EMPTY BOTTLE INSPECTOR INCLUDES A FINALVIEW™ FINAL INSPECTION SYSTEM to check for the clip lock correct position and orientation immediately before the bottles are sent to the Filler Machine.  Thus preventing possible damages of the Filler valves.  The electronic inspectors here partially visible and related peripherals had been installed by our Staff as much as the others 11 in the Swing Top Bottle and adiacent Canning Line by Grolsch™ Brewery (a SAB Miller™ Company) at Enschede, The Netherlands ( Shot the Rabbit/2013)

 GROLSCH® BREWERY INLINE EMPTY BOTTLE INSPECTOR INCLUDES A FINALVIEW FINAL INSPECTION SYSTEM to check for the clip lock correct position and orientation immediately before the bottles are sent to the Filler Machine.  Thus preventing possible damages of the Filler valves.  The electronic inspectors here partially visible and related peripherals had been installed by our Staff as much as the others 11 in the Swing Top Bottle and adiacent Canning Line by Grolsch Brewery, a SAB Miller Company, at Enschede, The Netherlands (  Shot the Rabbit/2013)

These equipments, abbreviated “FCI”, are the widest existing category of of Electronic Inspectors in the Packaging lines.  Their main application is to check the Quality of containers immediately after they have been filled, closed or labelled.  As a consequence, are positioned out of Filling Blocs and out of Labeller machines. Along following crating-, packing-, and clustering-area of the Line, the Electronic Inspectors have different designations, like Crate or Case Checkers, and are going to be object of other pages of this web site.

 FULL CONTAINER INSPECTION WITH POSITION SENSORS AND INSPECTIONS IN THE SEAMER AND FILLER machines.  Total spatial developement in the Seamer and Filler of this device including tens of CPUs and controlling 90000 cans-per-hour, is ~ 25 meters.   The second rejector is devoted to the advanced sampling function visible in the video above, the automatic separation for Quality Control purposes,  of pre-selected rows of cans filled by specific Filler Valves or Seamer Heads, following time, or pulses, external or manual control by an Operator.    In evidence also three additional trigger Laser photosensors, vital to track fast moving cans.   Image shot during the startup phase.   Visible by the orange coloured handles of the REJECT VERIFICATION trigger (right side), TRIGGER 2 (middle) and FIFO TRIGGER (left side).   The entire system stabilized with tens of stainless steel bars glued with chemicals into the ground


New FCI inspections are constantly being developed. The main yet firmly established are:

  • Under or overfilled, in bottles (PET, glass-returnable or non-returnable) or cans;
  • Leaking, on PET bottles;
  • Cocked, too-high or missing closures (PET or metal), by mean of cameras, LASERS, ultrasound or inductive sensors;
  • Tamper-evident band broken, on PET bottles;
  • Leaking closures (metal) on glass bottles;
  • Leaking PET or glass bottles, filled with foaming product;
  • Defective neck rings, on PET bottles;
  • Cans whose inner pressure is excessive or low;
  • Closures, plastic or metal, whose silk-screen print is not in the correct grey level;
  • Spots and other visible defects, on all of the external surface of glass and PET bottles;
  • Missing, malpositioned or flagging label, on PET and glass bottles;
  • Filled by a filling valve adiacent to the one where a glass bottle bursted;
  • With excessive Oxygen in the bottle or can, because closed too late;
  • Broken glasses, metal splinters and stones into filled bottles and cans;
  • Bottle different than the one sorted and being produced;
  • Erroneous or unreadable barcode on bottles, cans and packs;
  • Erroneous or unreadable Best-Before-Date (BBD) code on bottles, cans and packs;
  • Falsely triggered: containers who lost their Identity during transfer along Conveyors and Machines or because of several other possible reasons (i.e., sliding, jams, etc.)

  All Containers’ tracking Triggers have to be conceived in their true nature: Inspections of the Identity of the Container.  In the figure are visible total 6 Inspections: 3 Tracking Triggers plus 3 Inspections for Closure by mean of Ultrasounds, High Frequency Fill Level and Closure by mean of Visible Light 

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