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15.07.2015 10:33 Age: 9 yrs
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Innovative inspection solutions for leading Middle East glassmaker

Heye International GmbH is working closely with the Middle East’s largest glass container producer to support continuous investment in its cold end quality control equipment. As part of this extensive investment, eight SmartLine inspection machines have been sold to Saudi Arabian Glass Co Ltd for its advanced glass manufacturing facility in Jeddah. SAGCO combines sound management expertise with the successful application of advanced glass forming technology, producing high quality glass packaging for local and international customers in the soft drinks, food and dairy sectors. The company commenced production in 1985 and features five furnaces serving 13 production lines, producing over 1000 tons of flint, green and amber glass every day.

As market leader in machine availability and reliability, Heye International’s HiSHIELD SmartLine inspection technology provides flexibility through high modularity. Equally suitable for high speed lines and large, non-round containers, many inspection modules are possible. SmartLine’s innovative inspection solutions can be configured in different ways, with up to six inspection stations available to check the following container attributes:


  • Planity (flatness) and tightness.
  • Finish diameters.
  • Container height.
  • Finish and shoulder checks.
  • Bottom and heel checks.
  • Body checks.
  • Wall thickness inspection (non-contact).
  • Defects on the finish surface (line over finish).
  • Ovality of the body.
  • Mould number reading (dot and digital codes).
  • Dark check inspection.

Featuring stable and proven software, the equipment delivers real-time control, based on the latest industry-PC standards. Electronic components are regularly upgraded, with long-term availability of parts and tooling provided. Integrating the latest technology with robust electrics and electronic control systems, SmartLine combines reliable, flexible and innovative inspection solutions that guarantee a safe investment decision.