PLC-based system checks bottle tops

Hardin, R. Winn
April 2005
Vision Systems Design;Apr2005, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p27
Deals with the use of MicroLogix programmable controller by Manufacturing Control Solutions cap-inspection system to monitor the progress of bottles through the machine with the help of an optical encoder that triggers JAI Pulnix cameras that inspect the bottles. Challenge posed by ensuring the integrity of beverage bottles; Benefits that can be derived by Silgan Equipment Co. from offering automated inspection with the company's existing bottling systems; Features of the bottle-inspection system.


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