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Full Container Inspection


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Above 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. 

These, abbreviated FCI, are the widest category of all of the Electronic Inspectors in 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.

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.  Both electronic inspectors here partially visible and related peripherals had been installed by our staff (images Grolsch® Brewery, a SAB Miller Company, authored by 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. Both electronic inspectors here partially visible and related peripherals had been installed by our staff (images Grolsch® Brewery, a SAB Miller Company, authored by Shot the Rabbit, 2013)


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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.





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