At E2M COUTH, we always have the best artificial vision solutions for production lines, like the bottle inspection systems we have available. These devices guarantee the best of results throughout the entire bottling process, from fill to labelling and marking, so that all products coming off the production line are in perfect condition for sale.
Bottling inspection systems like the ones we have at E2M COUTH play a crucial role in the container industry, since they guarantee the quality and safety of products before they reach consumers. These systems use innovative technologies to thoroughly examine each bottle, guaranteeing that they meet the standards established by the company and governmental regulations.
Firstly, the importance of these systems lies in flaw detection. Inspection systems can identify imperfections in bottles, such as cracks, dents, or foreign bodies. This is essential to prevent the sale of defective products, which could affect consumer safety and affect the brand’s reputation.
Moreover, these systems are a fundamental part to maintaining consistency in production. They make it possible for each bottle to meet specifications in terms of shape, size, and label, contributing to the uniformity of the end product. This is crucial both for consumer quality perception and for compliance with industrial standards.
Bottling inspection also plays a vital role in food safety. It can detect contaminants, keeping products totally free from undesired substances that could be harmful to consumer health.
Bottling inspection systems are a set of systems that work together to perfectly conduct the bottling process. As follows, we show you the different phases in the bottling inspection system, as well as the devices involved.
We begin with one of the main devices in the bottling inspection system, and with the first step, which is the fill process. This process is when the liquid is transferred from the tank to the container or bottle. Certain errors can occur during this process, such as filling too much or too little.
To this end, bottling inspection systems have the VISIOLEVEL system, which analyses the fill level. Bottles can quickly go through the inspection area, capturing an image of the neck and cap to spot any flaws.
Let’s continue with another process we have in bottling inspection systems: the capping process. This is one of the crucial points in the bottling process, since an improperly closed container can lead to product spillage or harm the product due to air filtration.
For this reason, E2M COUTH has an excellent solution to control all kinds of bottle caps, ensuring the utmost quality during this process. VISIOCAP is in charge of inspecting capping with the bottling inspection system. It can even inspect tiny caps.
This system works because it captures three different views with three different cameras, so it can spot any defect that may be hidden. This device takes measurements at 6 points distributed every 60º. The inspections it conducts are no cap/tilted cap, thread degree, tamper-proof ring, and the distance between the collar and the cap.
VISIOCAP has the container format assigned, as well as the parameters it must follow. Moreover, you can quickly and easily change these parameters. This is certainly an essential piece within bottling inspection systems.
Let’s continue with another bottling inspection system, the devices in charge of the laser marking process. In addition to proper fill and capping, another key point to consider with bottling inspection systems is correct marking, which provides traceability and quality for the end product.
VERIFITEXT is an artificial vision inspector designed for inspection of 100% of production on the line, with no need for physical handling. Its operation is simple. When it reaches the inspection zone, the system takes a high-resolution photo of the marked surface. This system inspects the printing, pad printing, thermal transfer, die-cutting, and laser.
Within bottling inspection systems, another highly important process is in charge of labelling. This is one of the most critical points, given how fast the production line goes and how complex this task is. This is a key point regarding lack of productivity in the packaging process, as well as labelling defects. The most common flaws are missing, deformed, tilted, or retracted labels.
The system we have for this task is VISIOLABEL. This is a quality control system to inspect labels with artificial vision. The way it works is that a bottle goes through the inspection zone and the system takes two side images and another image from above, which contributes to the system’s overall precision.
The types of inspection that this bottling inspection system does are present or missing labels, upside-down labels, double labels, individual wrinkles, alignment, tilt, wear detection, label identification, and more.
This is another one of the processes in the bottling inspection system, the boxing process. In this phase, there is a high likelihood of defects like the presence of foreign bodies, improper encoding, unequal bottle height, or other issues.
To carry out this mission, we have the VISIOBOX system, which inspects bottle boxes. This is perfect to verify the presence/absence of containers and their lids, as well as other foreign objects. We have different models, which can carry out different inspections, such as printed logotypes and containers whose format or colour is incorrect, and more.
You can see that we have three different VISIOBOX models. These are:
E2M COUTH has a wide variety of systems devoted to artificial vision on production lines, such as:
Within the different systems, inspection is one of the most important missions for any industry. These systems are in charge of analysing the different products that go through the production line to ensure that they are in perfect condition. From proper labelling to the right amount of fill product. An indispensable system for any production line.
Let’s move on to another one of the jobs that all production lines must carry out perfectly, which is container orientation. On a production line, the containers can be in different positions. It is important for them to be in the correct position, especially when seeking proper fill for these containers.
In this regard, containers can have different shapes. These systems can adapt to different sizes, so they are in the correct position. You can orient containers at 90, 180, or 270 degrees. This is perfect for containers like bottles, jars, tins, and vials, regardless of whether they are empty or full.
On any production line, different products may come up that cannot continue in the production process for one reason or another. For this reason, rejection systems are essential in the quality control process.
These systems include blow rejection systems, which are perfect for non-fragile items. This system knocks defective products off the production line. On the other hand, for more delicate containers, we have the gentle diversion rejection system. This removes products from the production line, creating a parallel line, where the products can be inspected later to decide whether they can be remedied and put back on the production line.
Lastly, we also have marking systems for a wide variety of products. This kind of system guarantees traceability and quality for the end product. If you have any issues, you can find the batch.
E2M COUTH wants all factories to have the right systems so that their products are perfect when they reach the client. Would you like to learn more about our bottling inspection systems? Please contact us. We would be delighted to help you.