Final container inspection

 
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HEUFT FinalView FO6

Inspecting the container dress with high precision:  a continuous final inspection.

The HEUFT FinalView FO6 carries out a detailed 360° inspection of the dress of all the formats of unaligned filled containers.  It achieves just as high a detection reliability when detecting incorrectly positioned, non-brand and damaged labels as when identifying minute printing and design faults.  In addition the end of line system takes over, among other things, the inspection of the closures.  The teach-in function of the integrated real-time image processing system learns individual quality requirements and therefore reduces the false rejection rate sustainably.

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Label inspection

A complete examination:  360° inspection without blind spots.

Correct brand, readable and perfect:  full containers with a flawless appearance are more important than ever before at the point of sale (POS).  The labels have to match the contents, be correctly positioned and without folds, defects, scratches or dirt so that the product sells itself.  Just as important:  a perfect print image and design.  The HEUFT FinalView FO6 checks these quality criteria using the most modern high-performance cameras on several levels.

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Therefore the 360° inspection of the complete container volume is always possible without any blind spots.  In addition the correct sealing of the foil closures is ensured in the case of composite cans.  A precisely controllable, harmonious illumination makes sure that neither reflections nor shadows can impair the detection reliability.  The system also reliably differentiates between labels which only deviate due to a single minute characteristic.  It even checks imprints on a background with a similar colour highly precisely.  The HEUFT reflexx² technology makes specific teaching in possible:  uncritical characteristics, such as a slight print offset, can be taught in as good objects with it so that they no longer cause a rejection.

 

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Checking characteristics

Verifying product markings:  reading BBDs and barcodes.

Present, readable and correct contents:  the HEUFT FinalView FO6 verifies that this is true in the case of best-before dates (BBDs) and barcodes with the HEUFT vio OCR.  Special illumination technology achieves optimal detection reliability even when the ambient conditions are difficult.  Automatic date adaptation always keeps the code reader up to date.  This eliminates the danger of products which are not marked or incorrectly marked reaching the market.

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Closure detection

Ensuring tightness and brand affiliation:  presence check and logo inspection.

Present, correct brand and safe:  the HEUFT FinalView FO6 examines the closures using a special colour camera technology.  It identifies unsealed food containers just as reliably as those which are not the correct brand.

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The correct colour of the lid as well as the presence, alignment, integrity and the content-related reference of the lid logo to the filled product are checked precisely.  The system removes unsealed containers just as reliably as full containers with non-brand closures.  Additional technologies can be optionally integrated in the HEUFT FinalView FO6 for an extensive closure inspection due to its modular construction.

 

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Automatic sampling

Checking production quality regularly:  exemplary sampling.

Controlled, individual and representative:  the HEUFT FinalView FO6 carries out exemplary sampling for internal quality assurance purposes.  Cross-sectional sampling of production is possible due to the freely definable rejection of the desired number or a whole series of containers in succession.

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In addition it is also possible to define particular conditions such as minimum speed in order to take representative samples under standard production conditions.

 

Fault rejection

Preventing recalls:  the reliable rejection of faulty containers.

Fast, careful and accurate:  highest precision when detecting faults is only effective if the products in question are also removed afterwards.  The single-segment and multi-segment rejection systems of the HEUFT rejector series deal with this both precisely and carefully.

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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.

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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.

 

Easy brand change

Changing automatically:  servo-controlled adjustment of the transport and detection units.

Fast, automatic and simple:  the passage width of the conveyor in the HEUFT FinalView FO6 as well as the height and position of the individual detection units adapt to the changed container format by themselves without manual intervention during program changes due to clearly reproducible brand adjustments and an innovative servo technology.  This economizes on human resources and not only saves time but money as well:  efficiency and productivity losses due to lengthy changeover times are sustainably decreased.

Optional additional functions

Detecting even more:  extensions to the range of functions.

The HEUFT SPECTRUM systems with their modular design can be extended at any time.  Thus the range of functions of the HEUFT FinalView FO6 can be optionally extended by means of the HEUFT VISION 360 to a highly precise, optical all-around closure inspection which even uncovers minute defects.  Furthermore the following can be integrated upon request:  powerful detection units for a precise fill level detection and internal pressure measurement.

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HEUFT SPECTRUM TX

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.

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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 reflexx²

Simply detecting more:  real-time image processing with individual teaching in procedure.

Fast, high-resolution and smart:  the new generation of in-house developed hardware and software for image processing provides four times the processor speed of its predecessor.  It converts the images of the individual camera or X-ray units into high-resolution, noiseless detection pictures in real time.

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At the same time the HEUFT reflexx² not only carries out the specific detection of the most varied objects but also their individual classification using up to 50 different characteristics such as size or texture:  uncritical characteristics can be quite simply taught in as good objects.  The containers in question are therefore no longer rejected.  Only that which really has to be removed is rejected.  This reduces the false rejection rate and upholds the efficiency and productivity of the complete filling line.

 

HEUFT PILOT

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.

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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.

 

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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!

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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.

 

HEUFT rejector

Removing faulty products:  the right rejector for all cases.

For example, the single-segment HEUFT flip and HEUFT mono rejectors as well as the multi-segment HEUFT DELTA-K and HEUFT DELTA-FW systems are ideally suited for the HEUFT FinalView FO6.

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  • an end of line system in order to ensure that the product has a perfect appearance at the point of sale
  • homogeneous illumination and highly precise camera technology for maximum detection reliability during a continuous 360° inspection
  • complete inspection of the front and back labels of unaligned containers
  • detailed label and closure inspection for highest product quality and brand purity
  • implementation of individual quality requirements with minimum false rejection rate due to real-time image processing system with teaching in capability
  • fast and easy automatic brand changes
  • numerous optional additional functions for an extensive full container inspection
  • performance range – up to 1,200 containers per minute
  • minimisation of the false rejection rate up to < 0.1%