The Next Step in Hot End Inspection!

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Hot End

Transport Monitoring


The TopWatch system monitors the transport of hot glass products on a conveyor belt.

The TopWatch system uses one small infrared camera mounted above the conveyor belt to create top view images of the hot glass products.

The TopWatch provides real time information about:

  • Product X-Position
  • Product Y-Position
  • Product Rotation
  • Conveyor Speed

The cavity related information is stored and displayed in trend graphs together with the top view product images on an interactive Touch Screen.

With the information of the TopWatch system the pusher settings of an IS-Machine and the conveyor belt speed are easily set up and controlled. A smooth hot end transport and a reduction of the Job Change time is the result.

Alarm limits can be set in order to inform personnel when the position of the glass products are out of the set limits.

Hot

End Reject



The TopWatch rejects glass products with the following problems:

  • X-position deviation
  • Y-position deviation
  • Rotation deviation
  • Stuck Ware (X and Y direction)
  • Fallen Ware
  • Too close to each other

Data of each rejected glass product is stored in a database. The data can be easily retrieved and displayed. This makes it possible to analyse and improve the hot end transport process.

Industry 4.0

/ Smart Factory


The TopWatch system is fully oriented to Industry 4.0 / Smart Factory and provides real time process data which is stored in a database.

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Benefits


  • Stable and precise transport
  • Reduction of stuck ware
  • Reduction of fallen ware
  • Reduction of jams
  • Faster Job Change
  • Higher Productivity
  • Higher Product Quality
  • Fast Payback Time

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Specifications


  • 1 air cooled infrared camera
  • 22" Industrial Touch Screen
  • Hot End Reject output
  • Warning and Alarm Lamp output
  • Multi product operation
  • Tandem IS-Machine operation
  • Data interface for automatic control
  • Remote diagnostics and support
  • Easy maintenance and service

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IS

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The TopWatch can be fully integrated within the ISWatch system.