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Bottle Orientation for Filling

Keep Fillers Running Smoothly and Prevent Spillage

Backwards or mis-oriented bottles in the filler can cause filler crashes, jams or spilled product. Prevent downtime, spillage and unnecessary maintenance caused by lances missing the bottle and mis-oriented bottles jamming the filler. Inspecting bottles before filling can also eliminate safety hazards from wet floors, flammable chemicals, etc.

Incorrectly orientated bottles can be reject prior to filling or re-oriented automatically (upgrade). Our system offers the most reliable and accurate solution available, with 99.9% accuracy at lines speeds up to 600 bottles per minute. An EPIC solution also minimizes line stoppage with automatic rejection of failed bottles, keeping your line running and helping you meet your OEE goals.

  • Suitable for

    High speed filling applications involving bottles ranging from sample size to bulk refill (consumer sized)

  • Line Speeds

    Up to 600 parts-per-minute with standard configuration. 900-1,000 parts per minute achievable with some upgrades

  • System Highlights

    Ensures bottles are oriented correctly before filling to prevent spillage and filler downtime from jams and inspects for:

    • Bottle presence before filling (skip fill if not bottle)
    • Backwards or turned bottles to ensure filler spout will line up correctly with the bottle
    • OPTIONAL: Spray trigger or cap orientation

    System is 99.9+% accuracy with a maximum of 1 false fails/false pass in 1,000 products

  • Optional Upgrades

    • Can be combined with the other inspections for a complete bottle inspection package
    • Height adjustments for multiple sized bottles on the same line
    • Higher or lower part rates
    • Food grade (wash down rated)
    • Additional inspections including:
      • Foaming and overfill detection
      • Leakage detection after the filler
      • Before and after capping inspections to detect high cap & cocked caps likely to leak
      • Backwards sprayers and other capping defects
  • Camera

    Cognex Insight Camera

  • Software

    EPIC Precision Insights

  • Mounting Method

    Depends on location. Mounting brackets to OEM equipment is most common, but floor stands may be used.

  • Physical Hardware

    • Control Panel
    • Touchscreen HMI
    • Light(s) and lens for high contrast imaging—multiple configurations available

When you buy an EPIC Vision system, you get a complete solution that arrives at your facility pre-tested on your products at production rates. EPIC solutions arrive ready to plug-in and inspect. Instead of sinking time into figuring out the right camera, the right angles, and how to integrate all the inspection pieces together, you can rely on our 25 years of experience designing vision systems to deliver the right solution.

Every EPIC vision system:

  • Is designed to minimize line downtime, scrap and labor
  • Delivers a high lifetime value and is designed for 10+ years of successful operation
  • Comes pre-assembled on it’s own stand that is designed to maintain optimal inspection conditions
  • Gets fully integrated into your existing controls for seamless product changeover
  • Inspects at 99%+ accuracy
  • Does not require operator adjustments helping maintain inspection accuracy
  • Stops defects within a few products
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EPIC Vision Systems
4134 Meramec Bottom Rd
St. Louis, MO 63129, US