Empties inspection units
Our empties inspections serve to sort the incoming empties. We have developed specially designed inspection systems for the various customers - breweries, mineral water companies, soft drink bottlers and beverage wholesalers - to meet their specific requirements. Of course, the different systems have some things in common: For identification of the individual bottles in the crate, we use state-of-the-art technologies such as high-resolution high-speed CMOS cameras and age-resistant LED and UV LED lighting. All systems are equipped with a remote maintenance connection and for the PDA, an Ethernet interface according to the Weihenstephan standard. The Windows operating system and an extremely user-friendly interface ensure intuitive operation. All empties inspection units are designed to check the basic inspection criteria (crate geometry, crate edges/grips, crate colour, unpackability/foreign objects, bottle height, bottle colour, caps). For our brewery customers we also check, for example, the following: recognition of individual bottles ("branding" recognition with our patented multi-camera system) / detection of UV markings / differentiation between UV-coated and non-UV-coated bottles / especially for our customers with swing top bottles: checking of sealing rubber colour / clapper colour / clapper logo. And in the soft drink industry sector, for example, we provide: differentiation between the old and new GDB white glass bottles ("N2" detection) / differentiation between glass and PET bottles / differentiation between light blue and white PET bottles / neck ring inspection to differentiate between non-returnable PET bottles, returnable PET bottles, PETCYCLE bottles / recognition of individual bottles. A mixed passage of different crate types/crate formats is possible depending on the task.