METTLER TOLEDO CI-Vision (mt.com/ci-vision), a global leader in the design and manufacture of vision inspection systems, has developed a filled bottle inspection (FBI) system specifically for today’s high-speed beverage industry. The system 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. Defective bottles are automatically rejected, ensuring that only quality packaged products reach the consumer.
The standardized design of the FBI system fits over an existing production line to integrate seamlessly into its layout. Cameras and lights adjust easily for different package sizes and an optional automatic height adjustment makes changeovers even easier. The system’s stainless steel frame stands up to washdowns and to an industrial environment.
By accurately detecting package defects, the FBI system ensures defective bottles do not reach the retail shelf, leading to costly product recalls, retailer complaints and consumer harm which can lead to liability issues. This, in turn, protects the product’s brand image, an invaluable asset that is easily damaged but repaired only with difficulty over a long time.
The CI-Vision FBI system is simple to operate, enabling operators to set up inspections and perform automatic changeovers via a user-friendly touch-screen menu on the system’s HMI. CI-Vision installs the turnkey system, saving valuable installation time, and provides startup run testing and operator training as part of the implementation. CI-Vision also serves as a valuable source of technical assistance throughout the system’s life cycle through its extensive global network of service centers.