Patent Number: 6,295,127

Title: Apparatus for measuring can seams

Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for measuring a can seam, wherein the seam of a can positioned on a measuring table by way of the seam, sawn open radially in a segment-like manner at least two to three times on the circumference, is monitored and measured by means of a video camera and a lighting device. With the avoidance of a deflecting element in the optical beam path within the can, the camera lens and the lighting unit are aligned with the can seam, which is inserted into a depression of the measuring table, the depression corresponding to the can diameter, such that the free view of the camera falls, in the tangential direction to the seam circumference, directly on the saw-cut surface of the seam. A stop pin alongside the saw-cut surface fixes the focusing point of the camera lens on the cut surface.

Inventors: Kuhnke; Manfred (14532 Kleinmachnow, DE)


International Classification: G01M 3/00 (20060101); G01M 3/38 (20060101); G01N 21/90 (20060101); G01N 21/88 (20060101); G01N 021/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018