Fill Level and Cap Control
miho Newton Optics 2

To measure the fill level for any underfilling and overfilling and to inspect the cap of bottles using the optical method.
State-of-the-art camera and lighting technology that uses multi-optical axes (offset by 90°/ 270° coverage) and variable lighting.

Up to seven images per bottle can be created and evaluated according to many different criteria by the image processing system miho VIDIOS®.
The VIDIOS-License is valid independently of the number of container and product variants, also when adding further bottle types later.
The inspection head can be adjusted by using the handwheel height adjustment. The point of installation is normally at the outfeed of the filler.

Fill level inspection: inspects the fill level for any underfilling and overfilling in transparent, cloudy/non-transparent and foaming liquids, provided that the fill level is not obscured by a label. Lighting through the reflected and/or transmitted light method.

Cap: inspection of the cap for exact fit (slanted position/ depth screwed on) and bullnoses. Inspection for damage to the safety ring in metal and plastic screw caps.

Wrap-around label: checks for the presence and the position of a wrap-around label for PET bottles

Expiry date (on the side): checks for the presence of an expiry date on the side of the cap . Here, the expiry date must be on the side facing the camera

Detection of nitrogen fog directly after filler and capper

A series fault detection is implemented.

Not suitable for opaque containers and for bottles with lables in the fill level area.

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Accessories & modifications

Additional camera located opposite the front camera to fully cover (>360°) the side of the closure. Bull nose defects, broken safety rings or the laterally printed date code presence can be controlled.
For the differentiation of the cap color and / or the detection of a logo / print at the top of the cap. With a color camera and high power LED top lighting. Incl. all hard and software.
Label Inspection Unit miho EC 2 to detect the presence of labels directly in the labelling machine, on the aligned bottle..
Filler Monitor miho FM 2, stainless steel electronic cabinet, to locate incorrect filling due to defect filling valves.
At least one blowing device before the fill level and cap inspection system miho Newton Optics 2 should be part of the overall package

  • Blow jet for glass bottles
  • Blow jet for PET bottles
  • Blow jet for foaming fluids
Additional sensor for bottles which have drawn in water after the re-cooler with a light barrier. Incl. height adjustment to adjust it to different bottle heights.
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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