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Seeing the Unseen: Tiama’s innovative hot end inspection system

Tiama HOT eye is the sensor dedicated to defects detection and dimensional measurements at the hot end. Thanks to its innovative approach, the sensor achieves exceptional defects detection capabilities.

The system is composed of two high-definition cameras and a light source flashing in infra-red.

Tiama HOT eye works with the same principle as the cold end machines by measuring light transmission. Synchronized with the IS machine, the sensor records container images and provides statistics, enabling users to know on which cavity defects have been produced.

The use of visible cameras instead of infra-red cameras allows a complete inspection of the containers. There is no limitation due to the radiation of the articles. Indeed, with the infra-red technology, areas like the bottom and finish may appear very bright or dark, making it difficult to see defects in these critical zones.

Detecting critical defects at the hot end is a first step in the process monitoring approach. The system’s high-quality images facilitate quick and accurate analysis by operators. Real-time defects detection at the hot end allows for immediate adjustments to the process parameters, preventing the creation of faulty containers that might only be identified later at the cold end.

Tiama HOT eye has proven its effectiveness. Data measured by plants equipped with Tiama HOT eye has shown that seven times more critical defects have been seen at the hot end since the system was installed. On average, blocked pallets were reduced by 20 percent, and customer complaints were divided by 2, leading to significant cost savings.

Tiama HOT eye aligns perfectly with the YOUniverse concept, where six key expertise work together to create smart factories. Traceability, Inspection, Intelligence, Sampling and Services are all very important in the Tiama strategy, and Monitoring is key for the YOUniverse to live.

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