Patent Number: 6,967,319

Title: Device for checking the neck of a container for the presence of an incline

Abstract: A device for checking a container neck for the presence of an incline is disclosed. A pressure-contact head, which can be lowered onto the container, has means for holding and centering the container. A checking part, which can be moved angularly relative to the horizontal, is urged onto the neck and correlates in its angular position relative to the horizontal plane with the incline of the neck. Means for scanning the angular position of the checking part relative to the horizontal plane are provided along with an evaluating unit which uses measurement values provided by the scanning means to generate an information signal relating to the incline of the neck. An actuator, controlled by the evaluating unit, screens the container and rejects it if the information signal is beyond a permissible threshold value.

Inventors: Schmidt; Peter (Auetal, DE), Haase; Matthias (Obernkirchen, DE)

Assignee: Heye International GmbH

International Classification: G01N 21/88 (20060101); G01N 21/90 (20060101); G01N 009/04 (); G01N 021/90 ()

Expiration Date: 1/22/02018