METTLER TOLEDO CI-Vision (www.mt.com/ci-vision), a global leader in the design and manufacture of vision inspection systems, has developed a full bottle inspection (FBI) system specifically for today’s high-speed beverage industry that inspects filled bottles at high production line speeds for proper fill level, cap position (missing, incorrect, skewed and under- or over-torqued cap) and tamper-band integrity. All defective bottles are automatically rejected, ensuring that only quality products reach the consumer.
By reliably detecting package defects, the FBI system ensures that defective bottles do not reach the retail shelf, where they can lead to costly product recalls, retailer complaints and consumer harm that can lead to liability issues. This, in turn, protects the brand image, an invaluable asset that is easy to lose but difficult to regain.
The CI-Vision FBI system is simple to operate, enabling operators to set up inspections and perform automatic changeovers using a user-friendly touch-screen menu on the system’s HMI. CI-Vision installs the turnkey system over an existing production line, saving valuable plant floor space and installation time, and provides startup run testing and operator training as part of the implementation.