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Article | February 29, 2012
Industrial Dynamics/filtec: Pressure/leak detector
The filtec Pressure/Leak Detector uses a beltless, intelligent, no-squeeze container sensing system to eliminate spillage and belt contamination.
With only a single moving part, the Pressure/Leak Detector is virtually maintenance-free. Instead of using belts that frequently need to be adjusted, each bottle is firmly supported by precisely positioned guide rails while being inspected by an intelligent sensor utilizing a proprietary algorithm. This enables the detector to give an immediate and reliable read. When the pressure is outside the acceptable limits, a defect is indicated, and the bottle is rejected from the line. The airless detector reduces utility costs, and its small footprint makes installation in existing lines quick and easy. Precision-fitted parts make changeovers simple, eliminating expensive downtime. The Pressure/Leak Detector connects to any existing filtec fill level inspection system using the same rejector, and ships with filtec’s full-featured color touch screen SPT Interface to complete the package. Bottles are inspected for low pressure caused by misplaced caps, stress cracks, pinholes and other defects in PET and HDPE containers that hold carbonated beverages, LN2 dosed water, teas or juices.
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