XPAR Vision’s IR-system has been extended with a ‘Crucial Rejects’ feature, a unique functionality to achieve an even higher level of quality control for bottles and jars.
More and more bottling companies demand products with higher standards in terms of quality (zero-defect) against lower cost. XPAR Vision supports this need with the integration of a direct connection between the IR-system and QA systems in the Cold End. This integration enables container glass manufacturers to reduce the risk of recalls and claims, and to minimize blocked pallets for critical defects.
Any critical defect, detected and rejected by the IR-system, generates an specific warning in the User Interface (see image) combined with an output signal, which can trigger the Mould Number Reader reject automatically. Another possible application is to activate the XPAR Hot End Reject to reject neighboring products from the conveyor (e.g. jar-in-jar) to prevent glass particles to end up in packed ware.
Logically, all events are stored in the XMIS database for reporting and traceability, also for QA purposes. In summary, any direct connection can be established to Hot End ware reject, Cold End Equipment and Production Information Systems (e.g. Vertech SIL system).
The new functionality is called ‘Crucial Rejects’. It is available with the release of v7.11 IR-software and can be retrofitted to the latest generation IR-systems. Please contact the XPAR Vision Sales Department (firstname.lastname@example.org) or your Account Manager directly.