The flexible, secure solution
in the empty bottles part and
full inspection

Empty bottle inspector

The XPLORER² Empty Bottle Inspector is a cost-effective alternative to the now outdated and unsafe inspection via transmitted light. Specifically designed to be planned into existing conveying systems, it meets all of the inspection requirements for single and full inspection of far larger, more cost-intensive facilities. Straightforward system integration ahead of the filling unit makes this empty bottle inspector perfectly suited for new plants and for plant modernisation. Should an empty bottle inspector exist and swing top bottles have to be inspected as well, the XPLORER² connected upstream is the cost-effective solution for a reliable full inspection.

Inspections possibilities

Base inspection

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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.

360° side wall inspection

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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.

Sealing surface and mouth inspection

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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

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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

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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.