Solo

The Solo is the industry’s top performing, highest speed contactless rigid container inspection solution on the market.  The Solo is part of Peco InspX’s family of advanced side-view X-ray inspection systems and is specially designed for the inspection of rigid containers (e.g. metal and composite cans, plastic containers, glass and boxes).

The Solo mounts over the customer’s existing conveyor and therefore offers completely non-contact inspection at linear speeds up to 700 feet (233 meters) or 2,000 containers per minute.

The Solo leverages Peco InspX’s proprietary inspection software to detect a wide range of foreign material and container defects (e.g. knock down flanges).

Finally, maintenance of the Solo is straightforward and inexpensive. Superior Peco InspX service ensures that you’ll have access to immediate support 24X7 via remote monitoring and convenient local service when you need it.

Features

Streamlined Installation

Industrial design allows for tool-less line installation over your conveyor, providing contactless inspection in a compact footprint

Modular Design

All subsystems have been designed with the maximum system availability, redundancy, and fault tolerance in mind

Real-Time Remote Support

Integrated wireless connectivity allows for secure remote support 24/7 globally. Peco InspX can resolve over 95% of customer issues with our powerful remote diagnostics software

Robust IT Security

Fully integrated end-to-end IT security offerings ensure your networks aren’t vulnerable and are defended from any outside threats.  Optional IoT module allows for seamless SCADA integration

Advanced X-ray Tube/Detector Design

High contrast X-ray tube with independent power supply allows for lowest cost of ownership. Detector hardened against wear to maximize the component lifetime

Radiation Safety

Designed to meet or exceed standards set in U.S. federal specification 21 CFR 1020.40 for X-ray Device and Radiological Health Standards, and are certified to comply with European EMC directives, CE, UL, CSA, and the FDA

Typical Applications

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Cans
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Plastic and Glass
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Stand-up Pouches and Bags

WHAT MAKES PECO INSPX X-RAY SYSTEMS DIFFERENT?

Continuous research and development drives engineering excellence for all Peco InspX inspection systems. If you have an application that may benefit from Peco InspX's inspection expertise, please contact us to learn more about how we can be of assistance. All inspection systems are delivered with four key features:

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High Speed Operations

Manufacturers can easily operate at speeds over 1000 containers per minute - Peco InspX offers inspection, checkweighing and fill monitoring capable to match such performance.

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Service

Peco InspX strives to deliver the very best service in the industry and the quality of our service is well recognized across our global customer base.

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Software

Our inspection and detection software is custom designed constantly enhanced for technical excellence at our R&D facility in Silicon Valley.

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Made in America

All systems are manufactured in our newly expanded facility in Modesto, California.

Tech Specs

Architecture

Side-view X-ray system

Conveyor

No internal conveyor. Mounts over customer’s existing conveyor. No transfer points or product contact

X-ray Tube Configuration

High contrast X-ray tube – single beam

Aperture Size

Max Width:  9 in (229 mm)

Max Height:  12 in (300 mm)

Environment

Standard: IP 66/NEMA 4X

Optional: IP 69K, Passivation

Line Speed

Up to 700 ft/min (213 m/min)

Input Voltage

Available in 120 or 240 VAC options

Air Supply

80 psi @ 5 cfm (for ejection only)

Ambient Temperature

33°F – 113°F  (1°C – 45°C)

Air Conditioning

Optional

Diode Size

Configurable to 0.8 mm, 0.4 mm and 0.2 mm

Container Ejection

Full range of high-speed ejection and diversion options available

Dimensions (LxDxH)

68 x 43 x 72 in (1,727 x 1,092 x 1,840 mm)

Safety Rating

Redundant – Category 4, Performance Level E

Computer

Solid State Industrial PC with Windows 10 and integrated AV

Connectivity

Integrated WiFi, Ethernet or Cellular Connection

Supported SCADA Systems

Ignition, Wonderware, FactoryTalk, Kepware and other OPC-UA compliant systems

Supported Cloud Platforms

Azure IoT Hub, AWS and Google Cloud via MQTT

Operator Interface

20" wide touchscreen

Construction

Standard: 304 Stainless Steel

Optional: 316L/Passivated

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Options

Industrial IoT Capabilities

Peco InspX offers industry leading plant connectivity and remote control including:

  • SCADA integration via OPC-UA protocol into Ignition, Wonderware, FactoryTalk, Kepware and all other popular integrated software platforms
  • Native support for Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud via MQTT
  • Real time system and performance monitoring of each machine
  • Insight into operational performance bottlenecks
  • Automatic archiving and classification of reject images
  • Optional archiving of all inspection images

Simultaneous Underfill and Overfill Monitoring

With the addition of a Peco InspX FillTrac, the system can simultaneously measure underfill and overfill levels

Filler Valve Monitoring

The addition of the filler valve monitoring package can extend capabilities to track the performance of each valve in the filler and report out detailed statistics on its performance and help plan maintenance and downtime.  The package supports both beverage and food fillers

Filler/Seamer Sampling

With the automated filler/seamer sampling option, provides fully automated sampling at programmed intervals. The system also supports on demand sampling

Cocked/Missing Cap Detection

The cocked/missing cap sensor for plastic closures is an inexpensive way to ensure that containers are properly capped

Missing Foil Detection

The missing foil sensor verifies the presence of foil seals under caps

Full Assortment of Ejection Options

Peco InspX designs and manufactures a wide range of high performance ejectors and diverters to include single solonoid, multiple solonoid, swing arm, lift gate, drop gate, air blast, flexible rail, guided path, and heavy duty options

Track and Trace Capabilities

In collaboration with an industry-leading industrial package printer, Peco InspX offers an end-to-end package tracing system that prints on the inspected container the status (good or bad) of every package to ensure packages are auditable to their inspection results and X-ray image

Reject Management Package

Reject Management Package include secure options:

  • Lockable reject bin to ensure authorized access to rejected packages
  • Sensors to ensure positive confirmation on expected rejects
  • Sensors to alert on “bin full” condition
  • Air pressure sensor to alert for any out-of-range air supply problems
  • Optional software-controlled lock for user configurable access

RFID Access Control

Support automatic system authentication using customer ID badges.  Supports a wide range of standard access protocol frequencies

Sanitary Design

Can be equipped with an IP69K enclosure for high pressure wash down environments

Remote Operator Console

The remote operator console provides complete system monitoring and control up to 6 meters from the system inspection assembly