Force Sensor (FS)

Can Inspection > Online Can Inspection > Leak Inspection > Force Sensor
  • Rapid on-line inspection: up to 2.67 m/sec (525 ft/min) maximum
  • Pressure inspection up to 11 bar or 160 psi
  • Can be used to inspect flexible metal or plastic containers
  • User Interface Required: PRO Series interface​

Pressure Inspection up to 11 bar or 160 psi

Force technology detects leaks and low pressure in LN2 dosed containers, carbonated beverage containers and aerosol containers. Parallel belts transport the container past a sensor that measures the tension on the sidewall of the container. This action allows the system to measure the pressure inside the container. Utilizing DSP technology, the controller analyzes the measurement and assigns a merit value to each container. If the merit value is outside of the acceptable range, a reject signal activates a remote reject system and the container is removed from the line.

The TapTone FS is designed to handle the higher pressure applications found with many aerosol containers and heavy duty aluminum can/bottle applications. The system inspects 100% of containers at production line speeds. The FS sensor is manufactured with a stainless steel transport system for harsh environments. The reinforced side plates give extra rigidity for high pressure applications and allow for a stable reading with excellent resolution. The system can alternatively be fit with a mid-range or low range pressure sensor for applications that require all-stainless steel construction.

A PRO Series User Interface is required for operation of the FS sensor. A PRO Series interface is required if adding a vision inspection option.

This system is also available with an extended height frame to accomodate conveyor heights up to 1.96 (77 in).

The system can also be configured with a mid-range or low range pressure sensor for applications that require all stainless steel construction.

Operating Speed up to 2.67 m/sec (525 ft/min) maximum
Conveyor Height Up to 1.96 m (77 in)
Belt Opening 15.9 cm (6.25 in) maximum
Shaft Encoder Stainless steel
AC Line Voltage 230 VAC, 1 phase
Reject Outputs 2
Material Transport Deck: Stainless steel

Frame Material: Stainless steel

Wash Down:  Low-pressure water​

Pressure/Leak inspection in carbonated or LN2 dosed beverage cans or plastic containers Pressure/Leak inspection in retorted dairy based drinks Pressure/Leak inspection in aerosol cans with gas propellents Pressure inspection only in aerosol cans with liquid propellent Pressure/Leak inspection in containers with internal pressures up to 11 bar or 160 psi