A new optical quality-control system is said to inspect up to 55 bottle caps/sec or 3200/min.

A new optical quality-control system is said to inspect up to 55 bottle caps/sec or 3200/min. The CAPchecker system from Opsis of Speyer, Germany, uses two CCD cameras to deliver up to three different views of the cap body. The camera can give a fisheye view of the inner side and border of the cap, or a tele-centric view to measure cap diameter or ovality. New version 4.0 software captures the cap image in 300 microsec and can analyze all parameters of the cap in 38 millisec or less, or one dimension in 1 to 2 millisec. Opsis offers an entire system, including cap separator and cap-orientation device, cameras, control system, and pneumatic discharge device for off-spec parts. Tel: +49 6232 33 0398 . www.opsis.de