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September 22 2022

FILTEC Unveils the Next Evolution of Empty Bottle Inspection at Drinktec 2022

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FILTEC would like to thank everyone that came out to Drinktec held in Munich, Germany, September 12-16, 2022. Drinktec is the world’s leading trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industries and is where global industry experts and decision-makers meet to discover the newest innovations and state-of-the-art technologies for their businesses. With over 1,000 exhibitors from 55 countries and nearly 50,000 visitors from 169 countries at this year’s event, the industry’s most anticipated show proved that the need for innovative inspection solutions never goes away.

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FILTEC presented the latest breakthrough in Empty Bottle Inspection, Omnivision 4 with Intellect, at Drinktec 2022. This innovative solution gives manufacturers the ability to assure product quality and production line analytics by inspecting glass and refillable PET bottles for damages, defects, and contaminants. The Filtec Omnivision 4 with Intellect (OV4) combines the benefits of the latest in empty bottle inspection technologies with FILTEC´s unique inspection platform, INTELLECT, providing best-in-class inspection performance and user-friendly operation. The Intellect platform automatically monitors the product packaging process to track and monitor container quality throughout the production process, thus providing manufacturers valuable intelligence.


Omnivision(OV4) with Intellect 

Some of OV4’s key system highlights include:

  • Intellect-based UI and integration with other Intellect inspection modules
  • Simplified modular starwheel design with lightweight, one-person quick changeover parts
  • Ability to inspect non-round bottles
  • No Vacuum required
  • Improved picture resolution and 19” touch screen HMI

Dave Coleman, Global Product Manager at FILTEC, sums up the impressive impact the OV4 made with Drinktec 2022 attendees:

“With the new advantages both mechanically, like faster changeover, higher image resolution/bit depth, no back pressure needed for OSW, and overall more product flexibility - combined with the Intellect platform - many attendees were excited to see the OV4 and feel it will be a good fit for them moving forward in their EBI requirements.”

The FILTEC team also had wonderful conversations with Drinktec attendees about their overall need for automation and precision on their line and how FILTEC solutions can support this.


"Drinktec 2022 was a fantastic show for Filtec. Customers were very excited to learn about inspection capabilities such as remote vision inspection, case inspection, and thermal glue inspection. We walked away from the event with many new contacts, some great conversations, and opportunities to help some of the world’s leading beverage producers with their quality assurance and inspection needs," states Matthew Trowbridge, Chief Commercial Officer at FILTEC.

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If you want to learn more about Omnivision 4 with Intellect along with our other inspection solutions, then head over to our website,, today and subscribe to this blog to stay up to date with FILTEC’s latest inspection solutions!


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