System to inspect caps

The requirement

Quality control.
The requirement was to check aluminium caps with a dispenser at a rate of 36,000 pieces/hour. Caps must be circular in line with predetermined tolerance thresholds, and the dispenser must be present and aligned correctly. Output must be continuous to supply a bottling machine.

The solution

A centrifugal orientation machine ensures a high throughput of pieces positioned such that a smart camera can inspect them with the required mechanical alignment. All measurements at several cap points take approximately 50 ms, with another 50 ms for rejection as required via a puff of air.
Installed in Italy.

Design type

Computer vision


Quality control

Place of installation