Complete inspection of empty bottles after the washer and before the filler: base, finish, thread, sidewall...

  • Individually configurable
  • Latest computer technology on the platform miho VIDIOS®.
  • Up to 72,000 bottles per hour
  • lighting throughout with maintenance-free high-performance LEDs
  • Machine design by the highest hygienic standards
  • Optimum accessibility: easy to use
  • Eco-design: reduced power and air consumption
  • No format parts required for different bottle types
  • Low operating costs
  • Continuous further development

500 machines in use worldwide

Functions overview

base inspection with filter package for the detection of optically active foils only for glass bottles (limited for PET bottles). Rotating and self-cleaning protective glass plate. Blow jet with integrated suction (reduced risk of contamination).

Variofocus: Automatic adjustment of the distance between lense and object for bottles with different heights, to achieve the optimal depth of field and thus best possible inspection at all times. The respective focus adjustment switches in accordance with the individual bottle-types and is saved under the image processing software miho VIDIOS.
Quasi-continuous self-monitoring for the base inspection in order to avoid false rejects and to avoid a reduction in detection accuracy.

The self-monitoring system miho AIM automatically checks in short and defined intervals the functionality of both the optical and the electronic components of the base inspection, without using test bottles.
Detection of damage to the sealing surface. Detection not only of "ordinary" external damage, but also of internal damage, by using a special 3-way ring lighting system with a colour camera that records images.
Two modules (infeed and outfeed of the empty bottle inspector) for the detection of contamination, foil remains and damage to the outer and inner sidewall of the bottle with a total of 2 cameras.
Two modules (infeed and outfeed of the empty bottle inspector) for significantly improved detection of contamination, foil residues and damage to the outer and inner sidewall of the bottle with a total of 4 cameras. This ensures that all areas of the bottle are recorded at least once directly from the front by one of the cameras.

Especially suitable for bottles with relief structures, embossing, swing top bottles or permanent ACL markings. Defects that are difficult to detect, such as semitransparent faults, conchoidal fractures, or inclusions can thus be inspected.

OpAL-Algorithm: no full masking out anymore of areas that are hidden by ACL labels or embossing.
  • detection and graphic display (360 °) of damaged and incorrectly manufactured thread dials in screw cap bottles.
  • detection of dirt and damage in the region of the side finish (for e.g., glass defects / cracks, rust rings, underchip damage, fractures).
  • inspection regardless of the thread form:
    • segmented thread: Twist-off, vent slot, ...
    • Fault at start / end of thread
  • roughness of the thread dial is inspected
  • contamination of the thread dial
  • no more false rejects for tempered new bottles
complete thread inspection = from beginning to end + from above and below




Inspection of the sealing rubber and the clapper of swing top bottles:
  • Presence of sealing rubber
  • Colour of the sealing rubber: colour and fading
  • Presence of the clapper
  • Clapper: colour



To detect faults like chippings at the finish flange of, for example, MCA threads. Inspection of the sensitive flange area.

  • foreign objects
  • cracks
  • faults
  • dirt
  • Color cameras; analysis of eight pictures
To detect residual liquid in the bottle, in particular caustic soda, by using the HF measurement process. AIM self-monitoring for the continuous self-monitoring of the inspection unit. Fault message in case of irregularities.
To detect organic residual liquid in the bottle, such as varnishes, oils and paints, through the absorption of infrared light. AIM self-monitoring for the continuous self-monitoring of the inspection unit. Fault message in case of irregularities.
Software package for the production data acquisition software miho AWeS. All production data, counters and test bottle protocol are logged according to the Weihenstephan standard. For all miho systems based on the miho VIDIOS® or miho MASTER® platform.

Software package for the remote visualization of the operating condition, the parameter and the camera images on an authorized computer. Monitoring of e.g. counters and malfunctions. Monitoring and remote control of the inspection machine by a miho service engineer, re-entry and optimization of the inspection parameters, exact and fast analysis of errors.

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Empty bottle inspector miho David 2

72 000 bottles per hour

AIM - self-monitoring for the base inspection

Broschure: Empty bottle inspector miho David 2