Intravis GmbH of Aachen, Germany, has introduced a vision inspection system, CapWatcher II, for examination of caps for plastic containers.
Intravis has upgraded the camera technology, and added new operational software.
CapWatcher II inspects up to 144,000 closures an hour for nearly all visible errors. It can detect invisible microholes by using a high-voltage inspection method.
The unit uses a color camera to examine the inside of closures, detecting flaws in areas such as geometry, ovality, color deviation, contamination and liner integrity quality of the tamper band, if one is present. A second module uses three cameras for the outside of the cap for common flaws like closure height and spots.
A third module reads mold cavity numbers, sorts caps according to cavity number and gives additional cavity-related statistics.
An optional high-voltage module identifies and rejects closures with microholes.
The German company has a North American subsidiary, Intravis Inc. in Norcross, Ga.
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