Patent Number: 8,576,279

Title: Inspection device and inspection method for detecting foreign bodies in a filled container

Abstract: An inspection device and an inspection method for detecting foreign bodies in a filled container, and having at least one inspection camera, a transport device for the at least section-by-section linear transport of the container and at least one vibration device for vibrating the container, where foreign bodies in the containers can be set in motion without complicated acceleration and retarding of the container and the movements can be registered and compared as single images by the inspection cameras even with a stationary camera position. The construction of the device is less space-consuming and less complicated than for machines of the rotary type and the detection of foreign bodies is more reliable than with conventional machines of the linear type.

Inventors: Fiegler; Rudolf (Regensburg, DE)

Assignee: KRONES AG

International Classification: H04N 13/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017