As soon as the mass flow from the buffer table forms an orderly line, the sensors monitor the position of the containers. A production output rate of more than 110 000 bottles or cans per hour is possible.


Container position monitoring

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Your advantages

SmartReflect – light barrier with no reflector for detecting transparent containers:

Reduced production time and costs

  • Visible light spot for quick sensor alignment
  • No reflector necessary

High operational reliability

  • Reliable barrier principle between sensor and machine part
  • Suitable for objects of different color, surface finish or transparency
  • High output rate thanks to fast response times and very small light spot
  • Impervious to soiling thanks to plastic, stainless steel or hygiene design

Ease of selection and planning – reducing costs

  • No need to clean or replace reflectors
  • Extended detection range from 30 mm to 1000 mm for increased application options in the machine

Inductive proximity switch – rugged solution for metal containers:

High operational reliability

  • Unaffected by background reflections
  • High positioning accuracy with a repeat accuracy of approx. 10 μm
  • High machine output rates of up to 50 metal containers per second

Low maintenance and complexity costs

  • Robust and wear-free "low cost"-solution
  • Factor 1 – One sensor variant for different metal containers

Diffuse sensors with background suppression:

High operational reliability

  • Stable detection process due to immunity to background reflections
  • High output rate thanks to fast response times and very small light spot
  • Reliable light sensor principle
Products

Monitoring container transfer to screw conveyor

SmartReflect – light barrier with no reflector for detecting transparent containers
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Shorter production and start-up times

  • Visible light spot for fast sensor alignment
  • No readjustment required thanks to optically aligned axis (qTarget)
  • No reflector necessary

High operational reliability

  • Barrier principle between sensor and machine part for maximum reliability
  • High productivity and output rates thanks to small light spot for narrow packaging gaps
  • Impervious to soiling thanks to plastic, stainless steel or hygiene design

 

Products

Monitoring container transfer from screw conveyor to capper

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Ultrasonic retroreflective barrier with extremely short response time

High degree of reliability

  • Extremely high packaging variance thanks to ultrasonic retroreflective barrier principle
  • High machine availability with function reserves
  • Impervious to aggressive liquids

High machine performance

  • High machine productivity with proven output rates of up to 110 000 bottles/hour
  • High positioning accuracy with a response time of 6 ms

Low costs

  • No additional reflector necessary
  • Low decision-making costs due to minimum gap between objects

 

Protection class IP 69K optically measuring sensors in hygienic design align rotation-asymmetric containers in the cleaning and rinsing area

High operational reliability

  • Hygiene design for reliable detection in the hygiene zone
  • High machine productivity with a response time of less than 3 ms

Low maintenance cost and high machine availability

  • Resistant to cleaning agents (Ecolab tested)
  • Intelligent functions such as localization of measuring range and averaging, maintenance status message and switching window adjustment
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Referencing: Referencing machine's mechanical systems

After being switched on, the majority of packaging machines do not receive feedback on the absolute position of their mechanical systems. Referencing is therefore necessary in order to adjust the axes of the measuring systems and the positions of the mechanical systems. Referencing is concluded when the reference switch is tripped by the mechanical system. Due to the fact that the positioning accuracy of the machine also depends on the referencing, in this case we recommend the use of inductive sensors. 

Reference signal from inductive proximity switches

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