Lasers Ensure Complete Cap Sealing

Dual lasers to scan the surface of the cap on a packaged beverage or food product to determine proper cap sealing.

Siligan

Siligan Equipment (Waukegan, IL) offers their 2D-X2 Inspection System that employs dual lasers to scan the surface of the cap on a packaged beverage or food product to determine proper cap sealing. Additional features and functions include:

  • Side-by-side laser beams scan the top surface of each cap to immediately detect cap tilt and overall cap height.
  • When the lasers detect an uneven cap height, the cap is cocked; when they detect a non-standard package height, the cap is either low (not present) or is high (not completely seated). These results indicate a package that is not securely sealed.
  • Installs over an existing conveyor line to save floor space.
  • The lasers are mounted in a protective housing rated NEMA 4X, resistant to washdowns.
  • The sensor height is adjusted by a handwheel, and the beam-spread adjustment by a rotary knob, allowing for fast and accurate placement.
  • As filled and capped containers pass, the lasers scan the surface of each cap to identify rejects for removal downstream.
  • Operators access the 2D-X2 system controls through a full-color touchscreen HMI that is located next to the line. 

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