Full case inspection



Checking outer packaging specifically:  precise full case inspection.

The HEUFT GX checks the quality features of newly packed bottle crates, trays and cardboard boxes. It detects external features such as deformations, raised cardboard box flaps, incorrect colours and logos just as reliably as containers inside the outer packaging which are missing, clearly underfilled, lying, too high or incorrectly closed.



Shape check

Ensuring transportability and unpackability:  detecting distorted cases.

Stackable, transportable and functional:  full cases should be in top shape.  Otherwise they cannot be stacked, transported or stored.  Furthermore distorted cases and cardboard boxes make it difficult to remove the containers contained in them.  Therefore the HEUFT GX only allows outer packaging to pass which is in top shape.  It checks its dimensions and measurements for this using sensors.  The full cases in question are removed before being loaded if these deviate from the specifically determined limit values.


Cardboard box flap check

Detecting raised flaps:  checking they are closed.

Falsely positioned, raised and incorrectly closed:  this not only looks unsightly if this is the case with the flaps of cardboard boxes for drinks.  In addition the effectiveness of the outer packaging and the safety of the products contained in it are at risk. 


Therefore the HEUFT GX checks the position and the correct fit of the flaps and thus ensures that the complete case is closed.  Sensors scan its edge areas for this.  The measured values change if they are covered by raised flaps.  Thus the respective outer packaging is detected reliably.



Checking the contents

What is on the inside counts:  checking that all the containers are present.

Optical, inductive and radiometric:  the HEUFT GX can be equipped with different technologies in order to check the contents of the newly packed full case. 


The infrared detection checks that all the containers are present in the case.  It makes use of the reflection characteristics of their closures for this.  Inductive proximity switches provide precise results if these are made of metal or foil.  The X-ray check offers the best detection reliability.  It is the obvious choice especially for completely closed, non-transparent outer packaging.  The absorption rate of the X-ray which is emitted in small doses changes when containers are missing.  Therefore lying and extremely underfilled containers, as well as those which possibly leak, are identified.



Height check

Checking the profile:  examining the vertical profile.

Distorted compartments, foreign objects under the bottles, broken or deformed containers:  different factors result in deviating height proportions in the case.  The HEUFT GX records them by means of an ingenious sensor system.  It covers all the rows and compartments without gaps.


The rejection of faults

Preventing recalls:  the reliable rejection of faulty cases.

Fast, careful and accurate:  highest precision when detecting faults is only effective if the products in question are also removed afterwards.  The device either emits a conveyor stop signal or activates the corresponding rejection system, such as the HEUFT xcase, in order to remove incomplete cases from the production flow.


Product monitoring and self-tests

Playing it safe:  exact product tracking and regular self-tests.

Always knowing the current location of a particular product:  each one is tracked precisely for this.  This ensures that none remain uninspected.


The integrated reject verification checks that each product identified as faulty is really removed.  Standard test programs guarantee a regular examination of the detection performance.  Network-based continuous documenting and long-term archiving of the results.


Simple brand changes

Changing automatically:  automatic adjustment of the detection units.

Reliable, uncomplicated and easy:  the HEUFT GX carries out brand changes without manual intervention.  All the parameters are adapted automatically and the height and position of the detection units adjusted by motor.  This practically rules out misadjustments.  This save valuable time and money.

Optional additional functions

Making even more possible:  extensions to the range of functions.

The HEUFT GX with its modular design can be extended at any time.  Thus the following additional functions, among other things, can be integrated:


  • A special camera system reliably differentiates between different case colours for highest brand purity.  Three measuring windows can be determined for this so that differently coloured promotional stickers and symbols do not distort the result.
  • The reliable detection of non-brand logos is also achieved optically.  Up to seven different logos can be photographed and compared to the stored original in this way.
  • The precise detection and differentiation of barcode labels is carried out by a special sensor system.



Controlling centrally:  one platform for all requirements.

Precise, network-compatible and cross-system:  the HEUFT SPECTRUM TX forms the basis for different technologies, modules and functions.  The devices of the generation of the same name can be exactly adapted to individual requirements on site and retrofitted at any time due to this universal platform.


A cross-system component equality of 70 per cent ensures a high availability of spare parts.  The central HEUFT SPECTRUM TX control unit creates a high level of precision during continuous product tracking and quality assurance due to its multiprocessing capability.  A future-proof network connection ensures reliable remote maintenance and production data acquisition for optimum efficiency and productivity.  In-house developed hardware and software and its own operating system ensure computing power and offer no opportunity for viruses or malware.


HEUFT reflexx

Combining photographs and reliably detecting objects:  image processing in real time.

Fast, powerful and exact:  combining several camera and X-ray images with each other and specifically detecting various objects.  The HEUFT reflexx carries out all this in real time.


The in-house developed hardware and software provides high computing capacity and is exactly tailored to the requirements of the in-line quality inspection.  It generates high-resolution, noiseless detection pictures and analyses them precisely.  Integrated filter technologies clearly differentiate between supposed and actual faults.  This reduces the false rejection rate sustainably.



Operating HEUFT systems reliably:  graphical user interface with practical tools.

Clear, helpful and specific:  the HEUFT PILOT graphical user interface convinces due to an easy to understand, multilingual menu structure with extensive auxiliary tools.  Therefore the reliable operation of the HEUFT SPECTRUM TX systems is not difficult.


Important information and clear error messages with service notes provide the respective user with specific support.  This avoids incorrect adjustments and shortens standstills e.g. during brand changes.  Password protected operator levels adapted to the respective area of responsibility also contribute to this.  Also integrated:  a complete online user manual and a tool for the uncomplicated identification and direct ordering of spare parts.




Network technologies

Networking everything:  online connection for increased efficiency and quality.

Information transmission in real time, production data acquisition, line analysis and remote maintenance:  networking is the answer!


HEUFT systems have future-proof network interfaces (Gigabit Ethernet and TCP / IP) for an online connection via the Internet and the database interface (SQL / DDE) for top line efficiency and an optimum quality management with considerably faster and easier workflows.  Therefore production data, shift records, productivity faults and HACCP limit value analyses are available network-wide.  The result:  early identification of quality and efficiency problems.  The firewall protected direct connection to the HEUFT TeleService makes competent remote maintenance possible all around the clock.


Removing faulty cases:

the right rejector for all cases.

Discharging, rejecting and distributing:  HEUFT rejection systems for packaging remove faulty crates, cardboard boxes, trays or shrink wrap packages reliably from the production flow.  They achieve maximum performance optimally matched to their respective task with regard to precision and carefulness.

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  • continuous quality assurance of filled outer packaging
  • precise examination of up to 7,200 full cases per hour
  • uncomplicated integration into existing lines
  • fully automatic brand changeovers
  • simple upgrading and retrofitting due to modular design
  • compact, easy to clean construction
  • online connection for production data acquisition and remote maintenance with the HEUFT TeleService