Hot-end Inspection - Top
TopWatch - Hot End Transport Monitoring
The TopWatch system monitors the transport of hot glass products on the machine conveyor or cross conveyor.
The TopWatch system uses one small infrared camera mounted above the conveyor to make top view images of the hot glass products.
The TopWatch measures with a high precision the following parameters of each glass product:
- Rotation Angle
The cavity related information is stored and displayed in trend graphs together with the top view product images on an interactive Touch Screen.
With the information of the TopWatch system the pusher settings of an IS-Machine and the conveyor belt speed are easily set up and controlled. A smooth hot end transport and a reduction of the Job Change time is the result.
Alarm limits can be set in order to inform personnel when the position of the glass products are out of the set limits.