Iris Inspection Machines and Heye International have formed a cold end alliance under the brand name WENSPECT.

The forces will be combined in customer service, sales and engineering of complete lines.

The French and German companies have worked together for many years supplying inspection machines worldwide.

This partnership has become a cold end alliance where comfortable user-interfaces and self-learning systems are combined with robust and reliable machine design.

Both Heye and Iris provided a complete, integrated solution for the cold end at the recently-opened 300 tonnes a day Basturk Cam site in Malatya, Turkey.

Three production lines were set up to make flint bottles and food jars.

The cold end includes Evolution 12 for sidewall and stress and Evolution 5 for the base, finish and stress and Smartline starwheel inspection machines e.g. for non-contact wall thickness and checks.

The two companies said full data connectivity is assured between machines.

The PlantPilot information management system also puts together all data on plant level.

Heye and Iris have already equipped more than 100 cold end lines mostly in Europe, Asia and South America.