Fill management detection is an integral part of the full container inspection carried on bottling plants. This process aims to check products for maximum filling level and closure efficiency and ensures there are no product faults and spillages on the conveyor lines.

Below are the most common faults manufacturers encounter through this process:

Underfills and Overfills

How does your equipment detect the precise filling quantity in transparent bottles?

Special camera technology allows for precise and high-frequency measurements of fill level detections for all types of non-metal containers, including foam considerations, as seen in beer or carbonated soft drinks.

The camera checks for any underfill or overfill deviation by applying the right technology for each application.

If the containers are opaque, X-ray technology works best to determine the filling quantity and find any faults reliably, thus reducing rejection rates and standstills on the conveyor belt.

Did you know? The HEUFT SPECTRUM II VX is equipped with different detection modules for a precise fill level detection. An integrated quantifying module converts the results of the individual fill level measurements automatically into the actual fill value and calculates the average fill volume.

Closure Faults

Closure detection ensures that each product is safely and tightly fastened. Closure checks can be regularly performed thanks to various technologies using special sensors, camera, and ultrasonic technologies to detect any faults.

The goal is the correct positioning and integrity of the lid and the tightness of the bottle itself to safeguard the liquid inside.

Did you know?  The HEUFT SPECTRUM II VX  has an easily integrated closure fault inspection module for effective, safe, and precise closure fault checks.

Defective valves and heads

Monitoring filler valves and closer heads is instrumental in locating and uncovering any causes of product faults from an early stage in the full container inspection process.  A valuable preventative tool that monitors continuous performance in this regard can detect any defective valves and closure heads in good time.

Did you know? The HEUFT SPECTRUM II VX monitors the performance of filler valves and closure heads continuously, provides exact statistical data, and exposes faults before complete failure becomes a possibility.

Partial bursts

Bottle bursts are not uncommon. Detecting and managing burst bottles is essential in avoiding contamination due to glass splinters. Choose a fill level detection unit that not only prevents but acts fast to counteract the negative effects of burst bottles.

Your burst bottle management strategy should include safety factors in case of damage. Take precautions in avoiding other units to get contaminated, by making sure the faulty unit and glass splinters are removed, and the area cleared away.

Did you know? The HEUFT SPECTRUM II VX registers burst bottles immediately and rejects not only the faulty bottle but also those products filled with the same valve during the subsequent circuits to prevent further contamination to the customer. Also, a shower function promptly clears the area of contamination.

HEUFT SPECTRUM II VX detects fill level and closure faults with accuracy and efficiency. The system uncovers losses in filler and closer performance before it can impair the efficiency of the complete line using an integrated quantifying system, serial fault detection, and continuous monitoring.

The high degree of automation of the HEUFT SPECTRUM II platform and the self-explanatory HEUFT NaVi user guidance take fill management to a new level.

Speak to our consultants at Plastic and Chemical Trading about our range of full bottle inspection containers and machinery.