The Next Step in Hot End Inspection!

Hot End

Inspection, Process Monitoring and Control

Cortex Glass develops and sells innovative Hot End Camera Inspection, Monitoring and Control systems for the container, pharmaceutical, perfume, cosmetics and tableware glass industries.

With our systems all process steps at the Hot End can be monitored, optimized and (automatically) controlled. This results in an improved production yield, an improved product quality, a reduction of energy and waste and the possibility to reduce the workforce.

All Cortex Glass systems are equipped with easy to use, state of the art Touch Screen user interfaces.



The GobWatch system automatically controls the gob weight, monitors the gob forming process and inspects glass gobs for inclusions. Read more..



The BlankWatch camera system measures temperatures like the blank mold temperature, plunger temperature, neck ring temperature and much more. Read more..



The TopWatch system monitors the X and Y position and rotation angle of hot glass products on the conveyor directly after the IS-Machine. The system rejects stuck ware, fallen ware and many more. Read more..



The ISWatch infrared camera system monitors the glass forming process and inspects the hot glass products for defects like bird-swings, fins and other critical defects directly after the IS-Machine. Read more..

Industry 4.0

/ Smart Factory

Our Hot End systems are fully oriented to Industry 4.0 / Smart Factory and provide real time process data which is stored in an accessible database.


Hot End Monitoring and Control

All systems integrate seamlessly with each other creating a total hot end monitoring and control solution.