Empty can inspection
HEUFT canLine II
Empty cans in top form: safety and efficiency when filling cans.
Detecting and removing faulty beverage cans before they slow down the productivity of the filling line and put the safety of the end product at risk: the extremely compact HEUFT canLine II makes the empty can inspection for protection against closer blockages and product contamination more efficient than ever before. This is ensured not only by the highly automated HEUFT SPECTRUM II platform but also, among other things, by an intelligent sensor camera with adaptive LED lighting.
Finish and flanged egde inspection
Detecting deformations and safeguarding sealabilty: full line efficiency and packaging integrity when filling cans.
Misshapen, distorted and dented: empty cans with shape deviations in the neck area or indentations in the flanged edge jeopardise the efficiency and productivity of the filling process as well as the tightness and integrity of the full container. For example the lid will not fit on the can if the upper opening of the empty can is oval instead of round. The result: blockages in the closer which can lead to downtimes which slow down the productivity of complete can lines. And defects such as interrupted, dented flanged edges can endanger the tightness of the finished primary packaging material and thus the microbial purity of the beverage inside even if the sealing process was possible.
Therefore the non-contact top-down inspection of beverage cans even before filling with just one in-house developed sensor colour camera not only carries out a highly precise ovality detection in the smallest of spaces but also identifies other deformations and defects all around the container opening. Thus the empty cans in question are removed before they can cause closer problems or result in leaking full containers.
Inner wall and base inspection
Identiyfying dents, contamination and foreign objects: empty can inspection for full product safety.
Top performance due to depth of field: the innovative colour sensor camera which is automatically adjustable in height for the top-down inspection of empty cans not only has an integrated image converter and adaptive lighting with individually controllable LEDs for optimum visibility but also such a depth of field that even dented or highly contaminated inner walls as well as soiling and foreign objects on the base of the can become clearly visible – in combination with the HEUFT reflexx² real-time image processing system with learning ability.
The optimised optical inspection thus covers all the safety-relevant areas of each individual empty can from top to bottom with only one single image at a time. Connected to the powerful, highly automated HEUFT SPECTRUM II control unit with audiovisual HEUFT NaVi user guidance it also carries out a comprehensive empty can inspection along high-speed lines in the tightest of spaces for safe end products which are safe to consume.
Easy brand changes
Adapting automatically: self-acting and assisted format changes.
Brand and format changes are the order of the day along canning lines. The higher-level HEUFT SPECTRUM II platform on which the HEUFT canLine II is based already has an unprecedented level of automation and support for the user in order to carry them out quickly, easily and without errors: the height of the intelligent colour sensor camera is adapted to the new container format just as automatically as the passage width of the guide rails in the inspection area. The HEUFT NaVi provides the user with audiovisual step-by-step assistance in the course of this which makes brand changes simply easy. The innovative adaptive LED lighting which is directly integrated in the sensor camera also adjusts completely automatically to the changed brand regardless whether standard beverage cans, sleek or slim cans in a wide variety of colours: the individually controllable LEDs automatically provide exactly the right illumination without shadows or reflections for all the areas to be examined for every type of empty can. All the brand adjustments are permanently stored in the system and can be reproduced at any time.
Optional additional functions
Detecting even more: extensions to the range of functions.
The HEUFT SPECTRUM II systems with their modular design are easy to expand. Thus the range of functions of the HEUFT canLine II can be optionally expanded with a compact, safely encased detection unit for, among other things, an optical inspection of the outer walls. In this way scratched, misprinted, incorrectly marked and non-brand cans can be tracked down and sorted out even before they are filled. The high-performance image processing system with teaching in capability remembers individual quality requirements in the course of this. This ensures that only those cans reach the market which have a perfect appearance and have been filled with the correct brand.
HEUFT SPECTRUM II
高度自动化、通用和强大：HEUFT SPECTRUM II能够确保在线检测过程中最优化的检测和可靠的操作，以持续保障产品质量和生产线效率。高度自动化及多重处理能力的跨系统控制单元用于不同模块、系统和应用。无需人工干预就可以进行瓶型和结构更换。通用平台独一无二的人机界面是不言自明的，有效地节约了人力资源。内部研发的新一代硬件和软件以及具有前瞻性的网络连接能够达到最大的计算机处理能力和实时数据传输。结论就是：有目的地产品追踪、检测和剔除过程中能达到最大精度。
直观、独特和试听：无需为了可靠操作HEUFT SPECTRUM II系统而实现学习。HEUFT NaVi用户指南是不言自明的，能够分别一步步地支持用户。带有用户相关权限的RFID登录系统提供了一个概述，使得每个用户的工作都变得简单轻松：用于能在清晰排版的触摸屏用户界面上看到他真正所需要的，通过一个平面菜单结构，综合的教程和精确的辅助工具以最佳的满足他的要求。在这个过程中，他将受到虚拟助理的支持。她会与其说话，并详细地跟他说明何时何地做什么。有目的地关注重点：试听的HEUFT NaVi用户指南使得可靠地操作HEUFT系统变得轻松简单！
清晰、直接和有目的性：用户可以在需要人工干预的情况下立即处理这一罕见情况。因为除了HEUFT NaVi提供的试听信息，醒目的HEUFT checkPoints一下便能马上清晰准确地判断何时必须着手采取行动。万一出现最糟的情况，橙色标签不仅在触摸屏上，同时也在各个部件上闪烁。它的位置不需要长时间搜索。这节省了人力资源，缩短了停机时间从而增加了生产力。
信息实时传输，生产数据采集，线路分析和远程维护：联网就是答案！HEUFT系统拥有前瞻性的网络界面（千兆以太网和TCP / IP）用于通过网络和数据库界面（SQL / DDE）进行在线连接，以通过非常快速和简单的工作流程达到最高的生产线效率和最优的质量管理。因此，可实现全网络可用生产数据、交班记录、生产力错误和HACCP限值分析。结论是：尽早发现质量及效率问题。防火墙能保护与HEUFT TeleService的直接连接以实现全天候提供可靠的远程服务。
剔除错误的产品：适合所有箱子的剔除器。The HEUFT pusher rejection system is ideally suited for the reliable rejection of faulty empty cans even in the high-speed section.
effective protection against losses in productivity due to blockages in the filler / closer system
sustainable safeguarding of the integrity and quality of the end product
modern HEUFT SPECTRUM II control unit for full automation and simply more precision when tracking, inspecting and rejecting containers
HEUFT reflexx2 high-performance image processing system for maximum detection reliability
fully automatic brand changes with audiovisual step-by-step assistance
reliable rejection of faulty containers including reject verification
simple upgrading and retrofitting due to modular system design
particularly compact dimensions
performance range – up to 144,000 empty cans per hour