Robo-QCS is a single solution which can automatically monitor your beverage line performances [CP and CPK], improving and automating your quality control process.
Carrying out several non-destructive quality control operations at any one-time during production can therefore optimize the production process and prevent non-conformities, which ensures complete product quality. These are some of the results that can be obtained by inserting an automatic robotic system in line.
The system allows monitoring of the efficiency of the whole filling and capping process, in real-time. Its advanced data analysis system crosses all acquired values by its stations and from all other installed inspectors allowing the optimization of line performance and the products quality protection. Reduce your costs through predictive maintenance, manage claims thanks to the historical database and plan production improvements using all the stored information, with the advantages of improved productivity and quality.
Let’s analyze its full potential below:
Which non-destructive inspections can be carried out simultaneously in a single analysis platform?
Usually, four types of controls or measurements are identified:
- Weight and volume control.
- Checking correct cap application by measuring torque and application angle.
- Measuring the concentration of gases in the headspace (e.g. CO2, N2, etc.)
- Measuring micro leaks between cap and preform.
How can these inspections be done simultaneously?
A robotic arm picks up samples from the production line and inspects them in an automatic analysis station through non-destructive tests. These controls are required by law or necessary to optimize and satisfy internal processes and procedures. Compliant samples are automatically reinserted in line. It is not necessary to change the production speed of the line, and there is no operator intervention.
How is the line efficiency improved?
The inspections and quality controls on the samples are performed in real-time in the automatic analysis station next to the production line, and this replaces the manual checks carried out on the line. The data is automatically correlated to a production date & time and aligned with the efficiency of the filler and the correct operation of the capper. It is, therefore, possible to recalibrate the equipment instantly in the event of deviation from specifications, monitor trends over time and plan targeted and punctual preventive maintenance.
The controls of the ROBO-QCS allows for: