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HEUFT SPECTRUM II VX

Finding fill level and closure faults:  efficient and reliable full container inspection based on the HEUFT SPECTRUM II.

The HEUFT SPECTRUM II VX combines all the functions which are necessary in order to combine the highest product quality with optimal line efficiency in one device:  it examines pharmaceutical, cosmetic and care product containers such as vials, flacons, ampoules, pots and shampoo bottles closely, inspects the fill level of powdery and liquid contents, checks a large number of closure and label characteristics and ensures that faulty containers are rejected in its role as a full container inspector.  It takes over the monitoring of the complete filling process and provides exact production statistics in its line analysis function.  The high degree of automation of the HEUFT SPECTRUM II platform and the self-explanatory HEUFT NaVi user guidance take fill management to a new level.

 

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Fill height check

Finding underfills and overfills reliably:  the right technology for each application.

Too little, too much or exactly right:  the HEUFT SPECTRUM II VX can be perfectly equipped with different detection modules for a precise fill level detection.

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Special camera technology checks the filling quantity of transparent containers highly precisely.  The high frequency measurement provides exact results for all types of non-metal containers.  X-ray technology for determining the filling quantity exactly is used if the containers are opaque.  An integrated quantifying module converts the results of the individual fill level measurements automatically into the actual fill value and calculates the average fill volume.

 

Closure detection

Ensuring tightness:  different possibilities for a closure detection.

Effective, reliable and precise:  different technologies for a closure detection can be integrated into the system due to its modular construction.

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It can check the presence, position, completeness and integrity of the closures precisely with special sensor, camera or ultrasonic technology depending on the requirements.  Thus it provides the best results for every application and safeguards the tightness of the container sustainably as well as the quality of the product contained in it.

 

Automatic sampling

Checking production quality regularly:  exemplary sampling.

Controlled, individual and representative:  the HEUFT SPECTRUM II VX carries out exemplary sampling for internal quality assurance purposes.

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

 

Container distribution

Dividing up the production flow:  distribution onto several lanes.

Specific, smooth and effective:  the HEUFT SPECTRUM II VX distributes the container flow onto up to seven transport lanes if required.  The distribution ratio is freely selectable and adjustable.  Special jam switches ensure an even utilisation of the lanes – they identify full conveyor sections and exclude them from the laning process.  The result:  considerably better efficiency for the whole line.

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.

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.

 

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 SPECTRUM II VX can be extended with technologies for checking the presence and position of labels.  Furthermore the following can be integrated without any problems:  the HEUFT vio OCR for an optical inspection of best-before dates and barcodes.

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In addition the HEUFT VISION 360 module carries out a high-precision optical closure inspection as an option.  The HEUFT sonic checks the tightness of metal closures.  This can also be optimally achieved when extending it with the HEUFT magnetic tracking when the closures of different manufacturers are used.

 

 

HEUFT SPECTRUM II

Simply automating:  universal device platform for maximum performance.

Highly automated, universal and powerful:  the HEUFT SPECTRUM II ensures optimum detection and operational reliability during an in-line inspection for the sustainable safeguarding of product quality and line efficiency.

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The cross-system control unit with multiprocessing capability for different modules, systems and applications convinces due to its exceptional degree of automation.  Brand and format changes can be carried out without manual intervention.  The unique human machine interface of the universal device platform is self-explanatory.  Human resources are effectively saved in this way.  In-house developed hardware and software of the latest generation and a future-proof network connection achieve highest computing power and data transmission in real time.  The result:  maximum precision during purposeful product tracking, inspection and rejection.

 

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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.

 

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HEUFT NaVi

Simply knowing what to do:  self-explanatory audiovisual user guidance.

Intuitive, individual and audiovisual:  previous knowledge is not required in order to operate the HEUFT SPECTRUM II systems reliably.  The HEUFT NaVi user guidance is self-explanatory and supports the respective user step by step.

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An RFID login with user-related access rights provides an overview and makes the respective user's work simply easy:  he only sees what he really needs to on the clearly arranged touchscreen user interface with a flat menu structure, integrated tutorials and precise auxiliary tools in order to fulfil his specific tasks optimally.  He is supported by a virtual assistant in the course of this.  She speaks to him and clearly explains what has to be done when and where.  Purposeful and focussed on the essentials – the audiovisual HEUFT NaVi user guidance makes the reliable operation of HEUFT systems simply easy!

 

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HEUFT checkPoints

Simply seeing where what has to be done:  trouble-free localisation.

Clear, direct and purposeful:  the user can cope immediately on the rare occasions when manual intervention is needed.  Because eye-catching HEUFT checkPoints make it clear at a glance exactly when it is necessary to take matters in hand in addition to the audiovisual information which the HEUFT NaVi provides.

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The orange tags not only flash on the touchscreen but also at the respective component if the worst comes to the worst.  The problem is located without a long search.  This saves time and human resources, shortens standstills and therefore increases productivity.

 

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 SPECTRUM II VX.

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  • reliable identification of all the critical faults during the filling process
  • optimal instrument for preventive maintenance
  • reliable determination and statistical processing of the average fill volume
  • highly automated HEUFT SPECTRUM II platform with self-explanatory HEUFT NaVi user guidance
  • minimum false rejection rate due to the HEUFT reflexx² real-time image processing system with teaching in procedure
  • minimisation of the false rejection rate up to 0.01%
  • performance range – up to 1,200 containers per minute