Many of the world’s leading glass container producers have turned to Iris Inspection machines for innovative and reliable solutions to their cold end inspection requirements.

This includes the BA Glass Group, which includes businesses in Portugal, Poland, Germany and Spain.

Within the past two decades, a positive relationship has developed between the glassmaker’s production experts and the cold end inspection specialists at Iris Inspection machines.

Lyon-based Iris designs, manufactures and markets bottle inspection systems to provide customers with defect-free, high efficiency production. The company has engineered a series of camera-based inspection equipment, able to detect defects of every size, shape and colour.

BA Glass Group ordered 13 of the latest Evolution inspection equipment models from Iris Inspection machines earlier this year, to upgrade and elsewhere to supplement existing equipment in Portugal and Spain.

The glassmaker was the industry’s first customer for Iris Inspection machines, following the completion of successful installations at its Venda Nova plant in Portugal.

Thirteen years later, one Evolution 5 and two Evolution 16 machines have been purchased for this site, to take advantage of the latest IRIS developments.

Also in Portugal, BA has purchased three pairs of Evolution 16 and Evolution 5 equipment as part of a major furnace investment at its Marinha Grande glassworks.

In Spain, two Evolution 16 inspection machines are to be installed at BA Leon.

All equipment ordered features the latest hardware and software functions for the accurate inspection of bottles (beer, wine and soft drinks), as well as food jars.