South Korea’s high-tech glass container manufacturer Kumbi Corp has successfully installed Heye International’s latest SmartLine check inspection equipment to deliver high performance at its Incheon and Onyang manufacturing sites.
Developed in Germany as an inspection and sorting machine for the global hollow glass community, the SmartLine device includes Heye’s latest cold end equipment innovations, including a high speed outfeed belt, multi servo drives, high precision check detection and multi-point non-contact thickness detection.
The equipment replaces existing inspection machines at Kumbi’s two factories, which have been fully modernized and now feature fully automated inspection capabilities at Incheon and Onyang.
High performance inspection, a reduction of spare parts inventories, reduced operating costs and the SmartLine’s digitalization capabilities were essential elements of Kumbi’s purchasing decision.
The SmartLine was manufactured entirely at Heye’s Obernkirchen factory in Germany, while Kumbi’s operational team was trained both at the Heye cold end training center and at the neighbouring glassworks.