FILTEC Showcases its INTELLECT Empty Can Inspection

FILTEC, the leading global provider of inspection solutions for the food and beverage industries, showcases its INTELLECT Empty Can Inspection (ECI) system designed to maximize product quality and return on investment (ROI). The INTELLECT ECI solution is an intelligent automated machine vision system that tracks and inspects every container on-line to prevent damaged or contaminated cans from reaching the filler and seamer to reduce downtime and increase production efficiency. It delivers high-speed, precise inspection performance of up to 2,400 cans per minute and is easy to integrate on the production line with its compact footprint.

“The beverage industry runs at high efficiency with tight margins and prides itself on quality, safety and brand image” said Christian Beck, Senior Product Manager at FILTEC. “Our Empty Can Inspection solution brings increased process efficiency and cuts value-add losses by allowing only pristine cans to make it through this inspection.”

The solution can inspect empty cans for a wide variety of defects that include:

  • Grooves, wrinkles and coating defects
  • Visible cracks and holes
  • Oil, grease and stains
  • Can ovality
  • Foreign objects
  • Bent, damaged or cracked flanges
  • Short or missing flange
  • Metal slivers
  • Clip-outs
  • Residual liquid

ECI joins FILTEC’s suite of INTELLECT in-line inspection solutions that utilize measurement, inspection and control technologies to examine each container with speed and precision to elevate both quality achievement and production performance.


For over 60 years, FILTEC has been the leading provider of in-line inspection solutions for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. The Company, based in Torrance, California, offers a full line of instrumentation, software and services for inspection of empty and full containers on bottling, canning and packaging lines. FILTEC’s unique star wheel technology, Photon and Vision-based inspection solutions, innovative pressure & leak detection and high-speed laser coder offer unparalleled ease of use, reliability, and durability. FILTEC serves leading beverage companies around the globe and provides after sale services locally in thirty countries worldwide. For more information, please visit