IRIS inspection equipment innovations for BA Glass Group

IRIS inspection is supplying cold-end equipment to BA Glass Group

BA Glass Group will have equipment from IRIS Inspection machines for its cold end inspection requirements. All equipment ordered features the latest hardware and software functions for the accurate inspection of bottles (beer, wine and soft drinks), as well as food jars.

BA Glass Group, which includes successful businesses in Portugal, Poland, Germany and Spain, has turned to IRIS Inspection machines for its cold end inspection requirements.
All BA factories are equipped with modern automatic inspection machines that verify 100% of production to guarantee the conformity of their output’s physical and dimensional characteristics. As a result of these efforts, BA has emerged as a reference supplier to the food and beverage industries, where the quality of its products and ability to identify innovative and flexible solutions are highly regarded.
Within the past two decades, a positive relationship has developed between the glassmaker’s production experts and the cold end inspection specialists at IRIS Inspection machines. Lyon-based IRIS designs, manufactures and markets a complete range of bottle inspection systems to provide customers with defect-free, high efficiency production. The company has engineered a series of camera-based inspection equipment, able to detect defects of every size, shape and colour.
BA Glass Group ordered 13 of the latest Evolution inspection equipment models earlier this year, to upgrade and elsewhere to supplement existing equipment in Portugal and Spain. The glassmaker was the industry’s first customer for Iris Inspection machines, following the completion of successful installations at its Venda Nova plant in Portugal. Thirteen years later, one Evolution 5 and two Evolution 16 machines have been purchased for this site, to take advantage of the latest IRIS developments.
Also in Portugal, BA has purchased three pairs of Evolution 16 and Evolution 5 equipment as part of a major furnace investment at its Marinha Grande glassworks. And in Spain, two Evolution 16 inspection machines are soon to be installed at BA Leon. All equipment ordered features the latest hardware and software functions for the accurate inspection of bottles (beer, wine and soft drinks), as well as food jars.
A subsidiary of the Wisetec Group, IRIS Inspection machines was established to provide turnkey inspection solutions for mass-produced glass containers of any shape or colour, including wine, beer, liquor and Champagne bottles, pharmaceuticals and food containers. A team of dedicated Research and Development engineers has evolved a range of equipment to match the industry’s demanding requirements and satisfy the inspection needs of key international customers.