Bucher Emhart Glass announces a range of enhancements to its SCOUT® inspection technologies

Bucher Emhart Glass, the leading global supplier of machinery and equipment to the glass manufacturing industry, has announced four feature enhancements to its inspection technology that improve the inspection capabilities for containers with push-ups, heel mold codes, multiple finish types and container bottoms with heavy embossing’s.

The Automatic push-up masking is a new feature for the company’s SCOUT® software that automatically and dynamically masks the push-up area of the base for improved sidewall inspection. This gives the maximum possible inspection coverage for every individual container, with a one-click setup for simple operation.

The Universal Vision Mold Number Reader (U-VMNR) is a new module that accurately reads heel dot codes on a wide variety of containers, providing correlation between defective containers and the molds that produced them. This new design handles container diameters up to 100mm, is easy to set up and requires no job change parts.

The newly released line scan finish inspection has been modified to use additional lighting and improved lensing to achieve better image quality and defect detection than any other system available—no matter what type or diameter finish.

Finally, the automatic base masking feature uses intelligent learning algorithms to automatically locate heavily embossed features on the base of bottles, allowing the base with engraved features to be inspected with the same sensitivity and accuracy as a container with no engravings.

These new features and upgrades are available on specific FleXinspect and Veritas machines running SCOUT®. Field upgrades are possible.

“We’re delighted to announce these additions to our inspection technology,” says Mike Rentschler, Product Manager Inline Inspection at Bucher Emhart Glass. “Taken together, they represent a big step forward in terms of inspecting containers with the modern design features that brand owners naturally want to apply in their glass packaging. They also make life easier for operators by reducing the work involved in setup, job change and monitoring. For glass producers, the result will be better pack-to-melt ratios, improved efficiency and quality they can rely on.”

 

For more information, contact Bucher Emhart Glass or download its Technical News Bulletins 271, 272, 273 and 274 from www.bucheremhartglass.com.