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BBULL PROTECX
Foreign Object Inspection for the Beverage Industry
GENERAL INTRODUCTION
broken bottle
BBULL PROTECX Interior view
Possible causes for contamination of filled products:






In case such bottles, contaminated with foreign bodies, reach the customer undesired and expensive complaints, call back
actions up to claims for damages can not be excluded. The
resulting damage of the image for the product and the brand
is an unpredictable risk that should be avoided best possible.
   bottle bursts in the filler
   misadjusted filling valves
   faulty caps
   bad bottle material
   fmissing or insufficient empty bottle inspection
BBULL  PROTECX Interior view
BBULL  PROTECX Infeed X-ray unit
BBULL PROTECX Infeed X-ray unit
PREVENTION
Traditional prevention procedures as bottle burst management or
optical inspections are only temporarily solutions or insufficient or
expensive. The descending of the critical foreign bodies (glass splinters)
to the bottom of the bottle disables the efficiency of standard X-Ray systems,
that radiographs the containers on the side whereby sufficient results can be reached only with extraordinary effort.
SOLUTION
In BBULL PROTECX the bottles are turned upside down by a clamp conveyor. After
sufficient time the heavy foreign body has descented from the bottle bottom to the
closure where it will be detected reliably with X-Ray technology. The radiograph of the
top of the bottle has the advantage of constant conditions as well as less energy is
needed for the inspection.
Before turning the bottle an optional image processing system can be included which
inspects the top area of the bottle for floating foreign bodies (floaters).
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FEATURES
   low X-ray radiation for ultimate performances
   linear, low-cost detector cells
   low maintenance and spare part costs
   minimum effort for changing the format
   short-time changeovers, no change parts
   automatic contrast calibration for self-adjustment
     of the inspection software
   continuous teach-in of test samples during
     running process
   integrated tracking module for tracing the bottles
     through the system
   scalable system design for different performances
  modular design for integration of additional detections:
     floating particle detection (floater)
     fill level and cap inspection
     filler management
     rejection system
   reliable and robust engineering
   safe lifting and returning of the bottle
APPLICATION
   detection of foreign bodies in filled and closed
     beverage bottles
   detection of glass objects down to 2 mm diameter
   detection of metal bodies down to 1 mm diameter
   detection of dense plastic and rubber parts
   detection of floating particles by image processing
Brochure: BBULL PROTECX < PDF > < download > (approx.0,7 MB)
Video:      BBULL PROTECX 1 < play > < download > (approx. 53 MB)