Product category: Control and automation technology
IR-D – Infrared Dual camera system
The IR-D – Infrared Dual camera system - assists container glass manufacturers to improve their product quality and increases the glass-forming-process capabilities by monitoring and controlling the forming process.
The innovative solution is suitable for all forming processes (Blow & Blow, Press & Blow and NNPB) and for round and non-round ware in each glass colour.
IR-D operating principle At the Hot End the IR-D detects the intensity of infrared radiation emitted by the hot glass containers. The measured intensity is translated into essential information about the status of the glass forming process and makes accurate defect inspection possible, already in the Hot End.
The IR-D rejects glass containers with critical defects before the HEC tunnel and the lehr. The real-time process information provided by the XPAR Vision software is related to single cavities which helps the operator to take the right remedial actions. The simple and intuitive IR-D user interface allows the operator to maintains a clear view on the IS-machine and the conveyor belt.
The IGC – Infrared Gob weight Control system – as an add-on to XPAR Visions IR camera systems, assists container glass manufacturers to improve their product quality and increases the glass-forming-process capabilities by monitoring and controlling the weight of all cut gobs. This innovative solution is suitable for all forming processes (Blow & Blow, Press & Blow and NNPB) and for round and non-round ware in each glass colour.
IGC operating principle At the Hot End, XPAR Visions IR-D system detects the intensity of infrared radiation emitted by the hot glass containers. The IR-D measures the intensity of each single glass container. The IGC relates this measurement to the weight of the related gob. Any deviations in gob weight are automatically compensated by the IGC through adjusting the position of the tube. The IGC ensures a constant weight of the cut gobs, thus eliminating an important source of process variation.
Connected to the companys network, the IGC and IR-D enable remote access for production specialists to (re)view the status of the forming process and apply changes to settings and configurations.
Product category: Measurement and control of glass temperature, Optimization of glass cutting and glass production yield
XMIS - SQL Based Information System
XMIS - SQL Based Information System - an add-on to XPAR Visions solutions, assists container glass manufacturers to improve their understanding of the forming process and thereby improves their product quality and increases their glass forming capabilities. This innovative solution supports all XPAR Vision's solutions, including the IR-D, the IGC, the Gob Assist and the BTC.
XMIS operating principle When XPAR Vision's Hot End solutions are implemented at the production line, enormous amounts of information are gathered about the forming process and presented to the user. Without XMIS installed in the plant this information would be stored for a short duration before being discarded and therefore lost for further analysis and future reference.
With more than 15 years of experience in the field, we are convinced that the global glass container industry can do much better than they perform today. Lighter and stronger bottles, produced with higher efficiencies, less defects and higher speed, using less materials and energy and causing less carbon emission, will make glass much more competitive in the field of packaging materials like cans, plastics and cartons.
Our Hot End sensor technology solutions for quality selection, quality control and automated process control are pre-requisites for this. Also our Hot End sensor technology is of help in creating a safer and more sustainable working environment for operators and specialists.
We at XPAR Vision believe that glass is the preferred packaging material, because of taste, health, quality and sustainability. We are committed to give glass a better position in comparison to other packaging materials. We are convinced that this is our contribution to make our world a better place.