The Next Step in Hot End Inspection!

Hot End Inspection, Process Monitoring and Control @ Glasstec 2018

Cortex Glas ImagesDusseldorf, Germany  —  Cortex Glass develops and sells innovative Hot End Camera Inspection, Monitoring and Control systems for the container glass, pharmaceutical glass, C&P glass and tableware glass industry and will be displaying them at Glasstec 2018 in Dissledorf

For each step in the Hot End production process they provide an Infrared Camera inspection, monitoring and control system:

  • GobWatch – Camera system for the Gob
  • BlankWatch – Camera system for the Blank Side and Blow Side
  • TopWatch – Camera system for the Ware Transport
  • ISWatch – Camera system for the final formed glass product

All systems are easy to use and equipped with an interactive user friendly Touch Screen.

We offer glass manufacturers a solution to monitor and control the complete hot end process resulting in an improved production yield, improved container quality, reduction of energy and waste, improved flexibility and the possibility to reduce the workforce.


The GobWatch system automatically controls the gob weight, monitors the gob forming process and inspects glass gobs for inclusions. Read more..


The BlankWatch camera system measures temperatures like the blank mold temperature, plunger temperature, neck ring temperature and much more. The BlankWatch system can also be installed on the blow side of the IS-Machine.. Read more..


The TopWatch system monitors the position and rotation of hot glass products on the conveyor directly after the IS-Machine. The system rejects stuck ware, fallen ware and many more. Read more..


The ISWatch system finally inspects the hot glass products with one, two or more infrared cameras, directly after the IS-Machine. The system gives real time data about bottle quality like the glass distribution, verticality, shape and temperature. The system also rejects containers with critical defects like bird-swings, fins and spikes and many more. Read more..
Industry 4.0 / Smart Factory

All systems integrate seamlessly with each other creating a total hot end monitoring and control solution.

Cortex Glass will attend the Glasstec Exhibition on 23-26 October 2018, Düsseldorf, Germany. Booth, Hall 14/A04.

About Us

Cortex Glass develops and sells innovative Hot End Inspection, Process Monitoring and Control systems for the perfume, cosmetics, container and table ware glass industry.

Cortex Glass
Sint Jansstraat 2C/2F
The Netherlands

T: +31 508517127

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