Hot End Process Monitoring, Inspection and Control
The ISWatch is a camera system for Hot End process monitoring, inspection and control.
The ISWatch system uses one, two, three or more small sidewall infrared cameras directly placed after the IS-machine. A top camera can be added to further improve the inspection performance, especially the inspection of non-round glass products.
The ISWatch measures from each glass product the following parameters:
• Glass Distribution
• Glass Symmetry
• Glass Temperature
• Lean / Verticality
• Diameter / Shape
• Ware Spacing
• X and Y Position
• Rotation angle of non-round products
The cavity related information is displayed in trend graphs together with the infrared images on an easy to use Touch Screen interface.
Warning and alarm levels can be set in order to inform personnel when the glass forming process changes. Direct remedial action can take place in order to produce high quality glass products without defects.
The ISWatch system works with all forming processes (Blow-Blow, Press-Blow and NNPB), all glass colours and with round and non-round ware.