IRIS Inspection Machines: R&D focus at inspection solutions innovator

2013-12-20 | Inspection

These are exciting times at IRIS Inspection Machines. Relocation to new premises should help facilitate the delivery of a growing order book for the inspection solutions specialist and the development of its next generation of product innovations.

IRIS was the first to develop the 12-camera concept
Since its founding in 2001, IRIS Inspection Machines has emerged as a leading global supplier of non-contact camera inspection technology for the glass container industry. Under the Evolution brand name, the company has developed a range of equipment that helps glassmakers to improve their manufacturing processes and ensure the quality of production. IRIS was the first to develop the 12-camera concept and introduced LED finish inspection solutions.
Turnover has increased by 25 per cent for each of the last four years. Initially, most business was conducted in Europe but today, the customer base is global, including glass container producers throughout Asia, North and South America, Africa and the Middle East. Currently, there are almost 1000 machines in operation throughout the world. IRIS started by serving customers in the beer and pharmaceutical glass industries but now also covers the perfumery and cosmetics sector, as well as manufacturers of drinking ware/tumblers. A particular strength is the ability to inspect many different articles simultaneously on the same line, all without contacting the products and without the assistance of mechanical rotation.
According to Jean-Luc Logel, Managing Director, the main advantage of non-contact inspection is that it can be performed at higher speeds and with better repeatability. “This non-contact approach represents the future and is performed with camera technology. Previously, these machines were used to inspect visual faults o...

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