BBULL IMAGE 360 is a highly precise multi-camera system for inspection of containers not depending on rotation up to 72.000 b/h. Based on longtime experience in the field of professional digital image processing in the beverage industry BBULL provides a reliable and professional system. A number of different application modules allows the use in the beverage, food and pharmaceutical industry.
The system uses an inspection bridge with 4 single Fire-Wire cameras, that are installed circularly in 90° steps around the inspection object. The processing and calculation is performed in a high-quality industrial pc-controller with flexible combination of different software-algorithms.
The system can be used for
- PET- and glass bottles
- Beverage and food cans and detects the following faults:
- Missing labels
- Faulty labels
- Imprints until a text height of 1 mm
- Tilted labels from +/- 0,5 mm (over the surface)
Optionally the system allows the detection of visible faults like
- Fill level
- Missing caps
For the compact design of the bridge, the system can be integrated in nearly every production line without big efforts. The extended memory of the pc-board allows the data-saving of numerous different labels / containers.
BBULL IMAGE 360 takes one 360° image of every container by 4 firewire cameras that are installed in 90° steps. From the 4 single images, the processor calculates a complete image, in order to show the total picture of the complete label / imprint. Special software tools compensate in every image the curvature of the label. Afterwards the four partial images are processed and joined together to one complete picture. Finally a shifting to a defined origin is done. Then the final image can be processed using multiple tools provided by the inspection software.
To define the inspection features, the software offers a number of different calculation tools, such as the measurement of absolute or relative positions or grey-value analysis.
The values can be defined and memorized individually for every product.
All menu structures are clearly arranged in order to allow a fast adaptation and read back of the required data. The operation is performed by a software based on „Windows“. All functions can be called fast and uncomplicated by a touch-display. The optimised calculation and processing of the measurement values is the essential base for an efficient and cost effective production. BBULL Image 360 offers a view to the past, to guarantee a complete recording of faulty containers.
Interface to present Systems
An important feature of any professional image processing system is the integration in existing systems to simplify processes and to avoid data-redundance.
BBULL IMAGE 360 offers the necessary interface for a lot of different industrial areas. For our big experience we are also able to support the realisation of special interface to external applications.