Infrared Sensor for Fill Level Inspection
The TapTone Fill_ir sensor is a non-contact fill level inspection module. The system uses Optical technology to detect an infrared beam, which measures the fill level of water based liquid products in glass and plastic containers. The Fill_ ir sensor utilizes a special emitter/receiver infrared wavelength tuned to the absorption band of water. This infrared beam penetrates the side of the container in the expected area of the fill level. The beam is powerful enough to pass through most types of plastic and glass containers but will not pass through water based liquids. A receiver is positioned on the opposite side of the container to detect the beam after it passes through the container. When set to detect under fills, if the beam is detected by the receiver, then the container is under filled. When set to detect over fills, if the beam is not detected by the receiver (blocked), then the container is over filled. The Fill_ir sensor can be used to measure both overfilled and under-filled products in glass and plastic containers. High and low reject limits are defined by the user. Containers falling outside the user-set acceptance criteria are rejected.
The TapTone Fill_ir sensor is designed to inspect plastic and glass containers for proper fill level. The system can be configured to detect under filled containers, over filled containers or both. The system uses optical technology to detect an infrared beam, which measures the fill level of water based liquid products. The sensor mounts on a remote variable height stand and requires no modifications to the existing production conveyor. The Fill_ir sensor is compatible with any TapTone Platform and can be added to existing TapTone systems as an optional inspection.
A User Interface is required for operation. The Fill_ir sensor is compatible with the T100, T550, T4000 HMI, and T4000 PC Interfaces.
The Fill_ir sensor can be added to other TapTone inspection systems for multiple inspection capability from a single user interface.
- Low cost fill level inspection at production line speeds
- Cantilever design requires no line modifications
- No tools required for change-overs
- Simple crank height adjustment with digital readout
- Compatible with T100, T500, and T4000 User Interfaces