Preform feeding, orientation and inspection: The PreWatcher Inline offers a compact 3-in-1 solution integrated directly behind the injection molding machine.
Directly integrated behind the injection molding machine, the PreWatcher Inline guarantees that your preforms are carefully fed, oriented and inspected. The 3-in-1 solution is particularly space-saving and only needs a floor space of 8 m².
By means of eight cameras, a non-contact and non-destructive all-round inspection of every preform is conducted. The transport system, developed and patented specially for the PreWatcher Inline, allows a comprehensive inspection without any blind areas.
Key features that make the PreWatcher Inline unique
100% full control without blind areas
Transparent, translucent or opaque with different dimensions
In-depth insights into your production quality
Compact footprint on 8 m²
Thanks to the system's comprehensive quality statistics, all necessary information is provided to improve your production in real-time. Even cavity-related statistics, diagrams and reports are issued on the user interface, automatically send via email or exported to your MES or ERP system.
Overall, the PreWatcher Inline gives you the assurance that you always provide your customers with the best delivery quality.
The PreWatcher Inline inspects up to 72.000 preforms per hour.
Geometry / body:
• Length, shape, diameter
• Length of the injection gate
• Bubbles and burners
• Contaminations (also oil marks)
Cavity number reading
• Blacklisting: Sorting based on defined cavity numbers
• Cavity-correlated statistics
• Color and intensity deviations (ΔL *, Δa *, Δb *)
• UV measurement (presence of UV blocker)
• IR measurement (presence of barrier material)
• Diameter and ovality
• Long shots and short shots
• Scratches and notches in the area of the sealing surface
• Hollows, holes
• Contaminations in the area of the injection point
• Neck height
• Defects at the neck support ring
The preforms can be transparent, translucent or opaque. They should have a diameter of 24 – 41 mm (at the body) and a height of 48 – 160 mm. If these dimensions do not fit to your preforms, please contact us to find an individual solution for you.
Yes, we offer change parts which are specifically adapted to your preforms. Thus, it is ensured that your preforms are gently handled and perfectly presented in front of the cameras. By means of change parts, the highest level of inspection precision is ensured.
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.
Do you need an all-in-one solution for preform feeding, orientation and inspection? We are looking forward to hearing from you.