Today, a large variety of glass containers on the market need to be inspected. With increasing quality demands from customers and distributors, the challenge for empty container inspection has forced the one way glass container industry to adapt. Glass as a packaging material is on the rise, due mainly to the increased environmental consciousness of consumers. This trend from plastic to glass can be seen especially in the field of one way containers. This subsequently opens a whole new market to empty bottle inspection. Containers ranging from small sizes up to large glass jars need to be inspected for residuals and glass faults. Thus when glass packaging is used mostly for high price consumer goods, the glass containers themselves need to be flawless [Bild Boden Rabenhorst].
The pressure of this increasing demand of glass packaging on the glass manufacturers leads to a general decrease of quality. This is where one way glass inspection finds its place. The miho David 2 XS can inspect very small glass containers, like the one in the picture below. With a height of 94.0 mm and a diameter of 40.5 mm, this 60 ml container is used for filling premium fruit juice shots.
For these kinds of containers, miho redesigned the belt transportation system (BTS), as well as the inspection head of the miho David 2, while not diminishing the renowned miho inspection quality. For this project, miho acted quickly: from the first contact to the commissioning of the empty bottle Inspector miho David 2 XS at the customers’ site took only 11 weeks.
But these shot bottles are not the only application where empty bottle inspection is required. From herbs to perfume, from preserved vegetables to liquor, a miho empty bottle inspector can ensure less filling downtime and an increase of line stability throughout the entire filling process. Here are a view examples of glass defects capable of being inspected by the miho David 2:
For customers, these are the key advantages of installing an empty bottle inspector in the line:
Less product recall, caused by glass fragments in the product
Flawless product presentation at point of sale
Increased line availability through less interruption by weak / broken containers
Monitoring of the glassware quality and providing bad batch proof to the glass manufacturer
Less waste of product, caused by leaking or damaged containers
If you want to find out more about the inspection possibilities of one way glass, please do not hesitate to contact miho. Curious about the juice shot project?
Read more about it here.
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