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CapWatcher Q-Line

The system brings the quality lab into your production line. The high performance capacity gives you the security of flawless closures immediately after production.

The inline quality lab for your closures

With its eight high resolution cameras, a precision of 1/100th of a millimeter, more than 40 inspection criteria per closure and a speed of up to 60 closures per second, the CapWatcher Q-Line gathers 144.000 cavity related product information per minute. Thanks to a full 360° inspection, you will no longer receive any customer complaints about delivery quality. You have the total control over your production process.

Most important is, of course, the performance of your closure! The tamper evident band, threads and sealing elements must be perfect to ensure the functionality of every single closure. That is why the focus of the CapWatcher Q-Line exactly lies on these elements.

For the first time ever you can also inspect the closures for their temperature. This enables determination of the shrinking process of the closure and therefore can ensure that the closure has the exact dimensions needed for the capping process. Furthermore, each closure receives a unique timestamp. In times of networked production lines, the measured dimensions can be used for a closed loop and for direct feedback back to the injection molding machine. This minimizes disturbances and optimizes controls.

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Overall quality assurance of your closures

At a glance

Key features that make the CapWatcher Q-Line unique

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Full product security

Precise 360° inspection like in a quality lab

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Advanced mold monitoring

Temperature, tamper evident band, thread, sealing elements, …

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Support of fastest production speed

Inspection speed of up to 60 parts per second

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Comprehensive reports

To be submitted to your customers

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Cavity-related statistics

In-depth insights into your production quality

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Forecast of trends

Solving of potential production issues before they occur

Inspection criteria of the CapWatcher Q-Line

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Basic inspection

  • Color deviation
  • Contamination
  • Burned spots
  • Ovality
  • Temperature
  • Thread
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Head plate

  • Color streaks
  • Flow lines
  • Printed images
  • Register variations
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Tamper evident band

  • Cut quality for slitted closures
  • Broken bridges
  • Webs between bridges
  • Folded/unfolded flaps
  • Long/short shots and flashes
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Measurement

  • Outer diameter of the closure
  • Inner diameter of the seal cone
  • Height of the closure
  • Height of the tamper evident band
  • Length of the injection gate
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Injection gate

  • Microholes
  • Angel hairs
  • Cracks
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Sealing elements

  • Constant distance between inner and outer seal cone
  • Damages of the seal cone
  • Long/short shots of the seal cone
  • Notches seal cone
  • Liner
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Are you Tethered Caps ready? We are.

The CapWatcher Q-Line is already able to inspect tethered caps typical elements on the inside and outside of the cap.

Your benefits of all collected data

Based on the huge amount of data collected by the CapWatcher Q-Line, you are able to adjust single cavities instead of the whole mold. Moreover, new resins and master batches can be easily and fast introduced, and material fatigue is detected early. Necessary maintenance can also be better planned.

Additionally, the inspection software offers comprehensive statistics, diagrams and reports based on the collected data. Trends and possible countermeasures can be identified at an early stage.

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FAQs about the CapWatcher Q-Line

  • The CapWatcher Q-Line inspects up to 60 closures per second.

  • Basic inspection
    • Color deviation
    • Contamination
    • Burned spots
    • Ovality
    • Temperature
    • Thread

    Measurement
    • Outer diameter of the closure
    • Inner diameter of the seal cone
    • Height of the closure
    • Height of the tamper evident band
    • Length of the injection gate

    Tamper evident band
    • Cut quality for slitted closures
    • Broken bridges
    • Webs between bridges
    • Folded/unfolded flaps
    • Long/short shots and flashes

    Head plate
    • Color streaks
    • Flow lines
    • Printed images
    • Register variations

    Injection gate
    • Microholes
    • Angel hairs
    • Cracks

    Sealing elements
    • Constant distance between inner and outer seal cone
    • Damages of the seal cone
    • Long/short shots of the seal cone
    • Notches seal cone
    • Liner

  • Yes, we can also provide you additional equipment like a high-performance feeder, a cooling conveyor and a cross conveyor. Please have a look on the periphery product site for additional information.

  • Yes, of course. The more data you have on your production, the more confident you can be about the quality of a batch or a delivery. Machine-to-machine communication between the vision system and the injection molding machine allows for a closed loop concept: as one example, you can optimally adjust a single cavity instead of the whole mold based on the data collected in the CapWatcher Q-Line.

  • INTRAVIS offers turnkey systems, worldwide support and training courses as well as comprehensive printed and digital information material for every single system. After the purchase of the system, INTRAVIS does not leave you alone with your new vision system. Moreover, service contracts offer worldwide support and service, even within 24 hours.

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Contact us and find the best solution

You would like to have the security of high-quality closures? Do you have questions or do you need further information? We are looking forward to hearing from you.