The innovation for the partial
and full inspection of empty bottles
including those with a swing top

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Swing top bottle full inspection

The XPLORER² Duo Swing Top Bottle Full Inspector, an innovative new development from our company, gives brewers and bottlers the means to carry out a 100% hygienic, full inspection of all standard bottles, including swing top bottles, in a minimum amount of space.
Flexible in terms of pre-programmable bottle preselection and patented contactless clip positioning, maximum inspection safety is guaranteed.
Flexible in its inspection options even if no swing top bottles are being processed, an empty bottle inspection can be carried out on all standard bottles.

Inspections possibilities

Own and external logo detection


Specified reference images in a special camera/light configuration enable a distinction to be made between own and external logos and between damaged and rubbed-off inscriptions. Thus, one's own material is dependably extracted, for instance, in an external bottling operation.

Bottle neck inspection


The bottle neck is inspected with the clip raised - with no interfering contours or shadows at all  from hanging clips. For the first time this has ensured all-round detection of the neck.

Rubber seal inspection


A colour camera and a special LED lighting station enable the various rubber colours to be distinguished and for any cracks, dirt contamination, seal-absence or damage to the clip ceramic to be detected.

360° side wall inspection


For side wall detection with complete all-round visibility, we use a special mirror station at the bottle inlet and outlet. By means of 90° rotation in the belt station and the telecentric parallel inspection, cracks, impact marks, scuffing, paper residue and film are reliably detected over the entire bottle (360°), and the bottle is ejected.

Base inspection


LED Bottom-Up LED lighting is used to analyse a particularly high-contrast image of package bases when they are being inspected. Filters blend out any structures, such as stamps, embossing or knurling marks, leading to assured detection of any kind of foreign matter or damage.

Sealing surface and mouth inspection


High-intensity cameras complete with LED coaxial light stations integrated  in the machine head dependably detect any damaged sealing faces.
The entire mouth is imaged and analysed as to faults. Nicks, flaking, damage, stress cracks, rust stains and deposits are automatically registered and the packagings in question are taken out of the production process.

Thread inspection


The XPlorer² thread detector inspects screw tops of whatever thread geometries. Various mirrors are used to process the thread pitches of whatever number and to examine any critical signs of wear or damage.

Residual liquid detection IR/HF


We deploy high-frequency measurements (HF) and infra-red measurements (IR) for liquor detection and residual liquids, respectively. The high frequency field involved with an HF measurement registers even the most minute liquor quantities at the base. Infra-red sensors assuredly detect any non
conductive liquids, such as paints and oils.