Foreign object inspection
HEUFT eXaminer XAC
Finding foreign objects reliably: precise full container inspection.
Foreign objects in containers filled with liquid, paste-like or spreadable food are a real safety risk. Therefore it is important to track them down whilst still on the production line and to remove the packages in question early enough from the production flow. The compact HEUFT eXaminer XAC with the hygiene-friendly HEUFT CleanDesign monitors product safety continuously and identifies minute foreign objects even in opaque products.
X-ray base inspection
Covering everything: complete inspection of the container base without blind spots.
Glass splinters, small pieces of metal and stones: the system identifies such foreign objects on the base of the container highly precisely. A unique combination of X-ray strobes and compact full-field image converters available exclusively from HEUFT increases the range, speed and precision of the inspection. Even foreign objects close to the base curvature are identified reliably. Blind spots are ruled out.
The double base inspection with specially arranged detection units in conjunction with the HEUFT reflexx² real-time image processing system ensures this. The X-ray parameters adapted to the full-field image converters reduce the already unequalled low radiation. In contrast to the conventional X-ray scanner it is only emitted at the moment when a product to be examined is in the inspection area.
A complete examination: double X-ray inspection.
Thick, paste-like and spreadable: dangerous foreign objects often float around in jars or cans of food with such contents. The end of line system carries out a double sidewall inspection which covers the complete container volume in order to detect these reliably.
The combination of precisely positioned X-ray strobes, full-field image converters and powerful image processing system also achieves an unprecedented range and precision with minimum radiation exposure in this case. Even oversized food packaging made of glass, plastic and metal can therefore be examined continuously.
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.
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.
Optional additional functions
Detecting even more: extensions to the range of functions.
The HEUFT SPECTRUM II systems with their modular design can be extended at any time. Therefore the range of functions of the HEUFT eXaminer II XAC can be extended, for example, with powerful detection units for precisely checking the filling quantity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cleaning quite simply: hygiene-optimised construction.
Accessible, clean and safe: its HEUFT CleanDesign predestines the system for use in hygienically sensitive areas.
Sloping surfaces facilitate cleaning and prevent the accumulation of stubborn dirt. Special channels and openings allow the liquids required for cleaning purposes to be drained off completely. Consequently dangerous germs and bacteria have no contact surface whatsoever. Specially constructed casings and doors create optimum accessibility. The electronics are totally encapsulated. Sensitive areas such as the inspection units are dust-proof and protected against contact as well as water jets.
Removing faulty products: the right rejector for all cases.
For example, the compact single-segment HEUFT flip and HEUFT mono systems as well as the multi-segment HEUFT DELTA-K and HEUFT DELTA-FW rejectors are ideally suited for the reliable rejection of full containers contaminated with foreign objects.
- high degree of detection reliability, low false rejection rate and minimum radiation exposure due to unique pulsed X-ray technology
- independent of product's own signal and metal packaging components
- reliable detection even in the case of curved container bases
- minimum false rejection rate due to HEUFT reflexx image processing
- compact construction in accordance with the hygiene-friendly HEUFT CleanDesign
- online connection for remote maintenance and production data acquisition
- performance range – up to 1,200 containers per minute
- false rejection rate < 0.1 %