Leading global supplier of video inspection equipment, IntraVis Vision Systems of Germany has launched the CapWatcher III, a third generation inspection system designed specifically to inspect lightweight plastic closures.
Designed to inspect innovative closures that are becoming more lightweight and translucent, and feature thin wall thicknesses and smaller tamper evident bands, the CapWatcher III utilises six cameras to capture razor-sharp high-resolution images of each individual closure looking for defects such as short shots, colour deviations and micro-holes at speeds of up to 210,000 closures per hour.
Four cameras are positioned to inspect the external elements of the closures such as short or long shots, spots on the wall, missing tamper evident bands, turned up flaps and closure height. An internal colour camera inspects the diameter and ovality of the closures including colour deviations and linear inconsistencies while the final camera reads the cavity number. An optional camera is available for print registration inspection.
Designed to handle ultra-lightweight closures, the new CapWatcher III inspection system is controlled via a single IntraVis HMI and can also be used for offline quality control of closure batches in combination with bunker, sorter and octabin filler.
IntraVis Vision Systems is represented in Oceania by HBM Packaging & Plastics Technologies .