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The entire inspection spectrum of the bottling line

Fill level, cap, label – the product sale readiness depends on many factors. Only precise inspections make sure you will meet your quality requirements. Krones Checkmat challenges your products and gives them the rating of “it fits, it closes, it looks good”.

But, be careful: Checkmat isn‘t simply Checkmat. Because, here at Krones, there is a whole series of inspection units going by this name. Each member of this family is a specialist at his own field. Together, they cover the entire inspection range of a bottling line. Thanks to this versatility, you can choose between price-efficient small modules and systems which can be integrated into the filler or labeller. Or you decide for the Checkmat 731 – the unbeatable high-performance system which easily masters all monitoring and inspection tasks.

Small modules: Checkmat 707OpenClose

Your benefits
  • Cost-efficient: These cost-efficient modules of the Checkmat 707 series are the optimal solution for individual applications.
  • High security Individual protection via transponder guarantees high safety standard.
  • Remote diagnostics and maintenance On request, monitoring and parameterisation can also be carried out via Remote Service through a krones specialist.
  • Uniform operating concept All krones machines are equipped with a uniform operating concept for maximum user friendliness.
Concentrating on the essential

The “small members” of the Checkmat family are convinced and convincing followers of minimalism: They assume any clearly defined task and go without any extras. A measuring bridge and a small operating panel – this is all they need for working.

 
Application
  • Fill level inspection
  • Cap inspection
  • Filler management
  • Label inspection
Operation

Operation is via 5.7 inch touchscreen.

Integrated systems: Checkmat 752OpenClose

Your benefits
  • Low space requirement
    Due to the installation at the filler or in the labeller, the existing space is used optimally.
  • Open system
    Additional functions can be retrofitted easily and cost-efficiently at a later point.
  • Low maintenance requirement
    The robust inspection system works reliably and it has hardly any maintenance requirements.
  • Remote diagnostics and maintenance
    On request, monitoring and parameterisation can also be carried out via Remote Service through a Krones specialist.
 

Application

Fill level inspection
Cap inspection
Filler management
Label inspection

Operation

Depending on the application, the Checkmat 752 makes use of the filler‘ s or labeller‘s visualisation system. This way, inspection unit and main machine can be operated centrally on one operating panel.

The all-rounder: Checkmat 731OpenClose

Your benefits
  • Speed record
    Depending on the application, this high-performance inspector checks up to 120,000 containers per hour.
  • High security
    Individual protection via password or transponder guarantees high safety standard.
  • Expandability
    Thanks to the sophisticated modular design, additional functions can be retrofitted at any time.
  • Remote diagnostics and maintenance
    On request, monitoring and parameterisation can also be carried out via Remote Service through a krones specialist.
  • Uniform operating concept
    All Krones machines are equipped with a uniform operating concept for maximum user friendliness.
 
Everything is possible

It is definitely the head of the Checkmat family. This multi-talented system knows all measuring methods and knows how to handle all products. Depending on the demand, every version of the fill level, cap, or label inspection can be connected with a centralised basic device. You decide for yourself which one to use. Should your inspection requirements change at a later date, the Checkmat 731 can be equipped with additional modules simply and cost-efficiently. This way, you keep all possibilities for the future open.

Basic column
Below its stainless steel surface, the heart of the Checkmat 731 accommodates all electronical control elements and a central computer with modem. Thanks to its high-quality hygienic design, the column is easy to clean, and above all it looks brilliant.
Application
  • Fill level inspection
  • Cap inspection
  • Filler management
  • Label inspection
Operation
  • Operation is via 15 inch touchscreen.
  • The new software package makes operation of the Checkmat 731 as easy as never before: a help assistant guides through the menus and allows safe, task-oriented navigation.

Model variantsOpenClose

Checkmat 707
Checkmat 752
Checkmat 731
Fill level inspection with      
High frequency x x x
Infrared x x
X-Ray x x
Gamma  x x x
Camera

Cap inspection with 

     
Camera - x x
Sensor x x x
Camera in the feed chute - - x
360° camera - - x
Filler management - x x

Label inspection with

Camera
(container oriented)
- - x
360° camera - - x
Sensor x x x
x Possible
- Not possible

Fill level inspectionOpenClose

Fills well

Both your customers as well as legislators demand correctly filled containers. With Krones fill level inspectors underfilled and overfilled containers have no chance. Our product specialists willl gladly consult you about which measuring method is the best for your needs.

High-frequency fill level inspectionOpenClose

  • Suitable for slightly foaming or non-foaming products
  • Output: up to 72,000 containers/h
Your benefits
  • Cost-efficient technology
    With the high-frequency technology you will receive a reliable and inexpensive measuring system.
  • Easy handling
    Contrary to other measuring methods, this high-frequency technology does not require any special logon and safety rules.
 

High-frequency measuring bridge

Infrared fill level inspectionOpenClose

  • Suitable for non-foaming or slightly foaming products in transparent containers without engraving and label in the measuring area.
  • Output: up to 72,000 containers/h Checkmat
Your benefits
  • Precise method
    Very precise and reliable operation with infrared inspection.
  • Easy handling
    This measuring method does not require any special logon and safety rules.
 

Infrared measuring bridge

Gamma fill level inspectionOpenClose

  • Suitable for non-foaming or slightly foaming products and container types including cans (with or without labels).
  • Output: up to 120,000 containers/h
Your benefits
  •  Cost-efficient measuring method
    The gamma measuring technology enables inexpensive precise monitoring.
  • High security
    In the case of a machine standstill, the radiation source closes automatically.
 

Gamma measuring bridge

X-ray fill level inspectionOpenClose

  • Suitable for all products and container types including cans (with or without labels).
  • Can be provided with and without protective enclosure
  • Output: up to 120,000 containers/h
Your benefits
  • Precise monitoring
    This fill level inspector with x-rays operates with high precision and reliability.
  • High security
    In the case of a machine standstill, the radiation source closes automatically.
 

X-ray measuring bridge

Fill level inspection with cameraOpenClose

  • Suitable for non-foaming or slightly foaming products in transparent containers without engraving and label in the measuring area.
  • Lighting via low-energy, long service life LED units (no cooling required)
  • Does not require any special logon and safety rules.
  • Output: up to 72,000 containers/h
Your benefits
  • Precise monitoring
    Camera technology provides highly precise results.
  • Multi-tasking
    Fill level and cap can be measured with the same system.
 

Camera module

Cap inspectionOpenClose

Keeping tight

Krones offers also different systems for checking caps: depending on the product and the used Checkmat, you can choose between simple present cap inspections via sensor all the way to comprehensive overall inspections via camera.

Cap inspection, sensorOpenClose

  • Detects missing caps of metal and plastic
  • Checks the positive sealing of the caps
  • Detects caps by their colour
  • Output: up to 72,000 containers/h
Your benefits
  • Low purchasing costs
    With sensor technology, you can ensure high product quality at a surprisingly low price.
 
Inspection of missing caps
Crown leakage detection
 
Can leakage detection
Colour sensor

Cap inspection system, cameraOpenClose

Detects caps of metal and plastic
  • Detects missing and slanted caps, or caps which are too high
  • Optionally available with logo detection
  • Output: up to 72,000 containers/h
Your benefits
  • One system – many functions
    With the clever Krones camera technology, you can monitor the fill level and the cap with only one system.
  • Maximum precision
    The high-resolution cameras detect even the smallest irregularities thus securing high product quality.
 

Camera module

Cap inspection unit in the feed chuteOpenClose

  • Suitable for metal and plastic caps
  • Checks the cap‘s quality before they reach the capper
  • Sorts out damaged caps and caps from different productions
  • Output: up to 42,000 caps/hour
  • Optionally available with leakage or colour detection
Your benefits
  • Quality gain
    The cap inspection ensures that your products will be closed with perfect caps only.
  • Higher efficiency
    Deformed caps often lead to machine stops. If they are rejected, the line efficiency will be increased sustainably.
 

Camera module

360° cap detection unit at the conveyorOpenClose

  • Suitable for all containers with plastic caps
  • Detects damage to the cap and safety ring
  • Output: up to 42,000 containers/h
Your benefits
  • Overall check
    With a total of eight views, two cameras inspect the cap from all sides. This will prevent the containers from leaking due to damaged caps.
  • Easy integration
    Thanks to its small size, the system can be retrofitted easily in existing lines.
 

System expansions – Filler management and broken bottle detectionOpenClose

 
Knowing what happens

With Krones filler management you have control over the bottling process. This clever software provides you with all data you need to get the most out of your bottling or canning line. From production and safety management to malfunction diagnostics all the way to quality management: this system monitors, records, and analyses all values that play a role in line efficiency.

  • Monitors rinsing and filling valves and capping heads
  • Assesses productivity
  • Diagnoses the cause of machine stops
  • Records productivity and performance of each individual filling valve and capping head
  • Creates meaningful trend analyses 
  • Broken bottle detection system: detects broken bottles and bottles that might contain dangerous glass fragments and rejects them safely. Number of neighbouring bottles and following rounds individually adjustable. System independent from filler.
Your benefits
  • Increased line performance With the filler management system, you can keep your line‘s productivity at a continuously high level.
  • High product quality This system ensures your product quality and reduces product losses to a minimum.
  • Detection of cause of malfunction If containers are rejected, the software immediately detects the valves or capping heads responsible for the fault.
  • Safety for your customers The broken bottle detection system prevents dangerous glass fragments from ending up in your products.
  • Protected access Individual passwords or transponders protect the device from undesired access.
  • Uniform operating concept all Krones machines are equipped with a uniform operating concept for maximum user friendliness.
Filler with broken bottle detection
  1. Infeed starwheel
  2. Sensor - bottle present 
  3. Sensor 1, broken bottle
  4. Filler
  1. Sensor 2, broken bottle
  2. Transfer starwheel
  3. Screw capper or crowner
  4. Discharge starwheel 
  1. Checkmat fill level inspection 
  2. Rejection system 

System expansions – Dating/coding managementOpenClose

Knowing where it comes from

The dating/coding management system provides valuable transparency during filling and capping. It provides each bottle with a print marking precisely that filling valve and capping head that has handled this bottle. This code is almost invisble to your customers. But to you it means won information which only pays off in case of complaints.

  • Monitors rinsing and filling valves and capping heads for product tracking.
 
Your benefits
  • Optimum traceability
    Bottle coding enables detailed tracking of the product‘s travelled distance. Thus you can analyse complaints and react to them directly.
  • Uniform operating concept
    All Krones machines are equipped with a uniform operating concept for maximum user friendliness.

Filler with dating/coding management system

  1. Printer
  2. Main device with dating/coding management software

Label inspectionOpenClose

Attractive and informative

Make sure only properly labelled products reach the point of sale: we deliver and install the right technology for any of your inspection tasks ranging from the cost-efficient container presence inspection to monitoring the best before date all the way to the comprehensive detection of sample and text.

Label inspection, sensorOpenClose

  • Inspection in the lead machine with oriented containers
  • Inspection at the conveyor with non-oriented containers
  • Inspection of wrap-around labels
  • Selection of sensors:
    • Standard sensor
    • Special sensor (UV sensor/colour sensor)
    • Intelligent sensor
    • Bar code sensor
  • Monitors the presence of labels or bar codes
  • Output: up to 72,000 containers/h
 
Intelligent sensor in the lead machine
Your benefits
  • Optimal cost-performance ratio
    The sensor inspection is a costefficient and reliable method for all basic inspections.
  • Broad range of applications
    The sensor and bar code inspections can be used in all devices of the Checkmat series.
 
Standard sensor at conveyor
Intelligent sensor at conveyor

Bar code detection in the lead machine

Label inspection, cameraOpenClose

  • Inspection in the lead machine with oriented containers
  • Inspection at the conveyor with non-oriented containers (at wraparound labels)
  • Checks the label‘s presence and correctness
  • Checks angle of rotation, single position, and position to each other
  • Matches sample and logos
  • Reads bar codes
  • Detects and inspects plain text
  • Output: up to 72,000 containers/h
 
Camera in the lead machine
Camera at a modular labeller
 
Your benefit
  • Maximum safety
    Slanted labels, wrong print – there is nothing these highly specialised cameras will overlook. This way you will ensure your product‘s quality sustainably.

BBD inspection, cameraOpenClose

 

Dating/coding inspection via camera

  • Checks printed data such as BBD or product codes
  • Inspection of the date code for presence, correctness and completeness
  • Inspection in the lead machine with oriented containers
  • Inspection at the conveyor with non-oriented containers
  • Is employed right after laser printing and does not require any previous container orientation
  • Output: up to 72,000 containers/h
 
Your benefit
  • High product safety
    With the code/date inspection you can ensure each container has its best before date.

BBD inspection, sensorOpenClose

  • Checks the presence and best before date of PET containers
  • Inspection at the conveyor with non-oriented containers
  • Is employed right after laser printing
  • Output: up to 72,000 containers/h
 
Your benefit
  • High product safety
    With the code/date inspection you can ensure each container has its best before date.

Dating/coding inspection via sensor

360° label inspectionOpenClose

 
  • Checks the labels‘ presence, position and angle of rotation
  • Checks all labels to each other at a time
  • Does not require any previous container orientation
  • Output: up to 48,000 containers/h
Your benefits
  • Small size
    Thanks to its compact size, this inspector can be retrofitted easily.
  • Quick type change-over
    If the container is changed, no equipment change-over Is necessary. This relieves the operating personnel and reduces standstill times.

360° inspection via cameras

Imprint inspection at the conveyorOpenClose

 
  • Checks printed data such as BBD or product codes
  • Inspection of the date code for presence, correctness and completeness
  • Inspection at the conveyor with non-oriented containers
  • Is employed right after printing and does not require any previous container orientation
  • Output: up to 60,000 containers/h
Your benefit
  • High product safety
    With the code/date inspection you can ensure each container has the correct best before date.

Dating/coding inspection via camera

System expansions - Rejection systemsOpenClose

Setting the right course

“Failed”: only faultless containers will pass the strict inspections of the Checkmat systems. What happens with the faulty ones? They must be rejected from the production flow as quickly as possible, best, via a Krones rejection system. Depending on the output, the container type, and the space requirements, you can choose between different designs.

 
Clamping starwheel
  • Processes different container types without change-over
 
 
Linaglide
  • Application: rejection and distribution of containers
  • Rejection on up to five parallel conveyors
  • Suitable for PET and glass containers of different types and sizes; rejection in upright position possible
  • Modular design
  • Output: 72,000 containers/hour
Softslider
  • Rejection onto parallel conveyor
  • Suitable for full glass and PET containers
  • Compact and hygienic design
  • Quality-check rejection
  • Output: 72,000 containers per hour

System expansions - Rejection systemsOpenClose

 
Directpush
  • Rejection of cans
  • Rejection into collecting containers
  • Compact design
  • Cost-efficient system
  • Output: 120,000 containers per hour
Ecopush
  • Application: rejection and distribution of containers
  • Rejection onto a parallel conveyor, onto a rejection table, or into a collector
  • Compact design
  • Suitable for empty glass as well as full glass and PET containers
  • Cost-efficient system
  • Very low maintenance
  • Savings in energy, no air consumption
  • Output: 80,000 containers per hour

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