Product Range

As a global leader in test and measurement systems for quality assurance in the glass industry cibite AG offers an extensive range of products.

The cibite AG product range was created directly from our customers’ demands. Our product concepts are therefore based on the practice in the glass processing industry. Practical orientation, a maximum of durability and robustness combined with the most innovative technology are the crucial facts of the cibite AG products. These are essential factors of success which many well-known glassworks worldwide are already enjoying.

  • complete test systems
  • sensor systems
  • camera technology
  • light sources
  • software

Strategic partnerships create synergy

cibite AG’ products are successfully used by Bucher Emhart Glass Inc.

One example is the strategic partnership with Bucher Emhart Glass Inc. which is the global leader of production machines for container glass. Emhart Glass Inc. uses cibite AG products within its product lines. Provided with a great amount of patents and unique know-how cibite AG sets new standards in quality control for glass.

Quality assurance systems (Glas Inspection, Inline/Online Inspection)

  • container glass
  • flat glass
  • crockery glass
  • medical special glasses
  • technical glasses such as solar glass
  • optical glasses

Quality assurance is one of the most important aspects in glass production plants. Without efficient and reliable quality assurance production speed and reputation of the sites will suffer. cibite AG offers a complete product range of entire systems, sensor systems, software and test equipment. Our systems are integrated in the production line and contain the entire electronics and mechanics for the quality assurance.

The flexibility of our systems is based on specialised sensors, which we offer for each type of glass and each glass forming. Our control software runs on Linux and popular tablet operating systems such as Apple iOS and Android.

To ensure the optimal functioning of our sensors and systems, cibite AG has developed instruments that are tailored to the cibite AG product range.

cibite AG HOLLOWScan Online Series

The cibite AG HOLLOWScan Series is a product line of control systems for detecting defects in container glass. The line is custom-configurable and extensible. Therefore even very complex containers can be tested in one pass. By the non-contact visual measuring 99.9 % of potential contamination or damage of the glass containers are detected.

The cibite AG HollowScan Series has been applied worldwide with the highest reliability for many years. The systems offer unbeatable variety and flexibility for all requirements of the glass industry.

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cibite AG Sensor Systems Series

The quality and efficiency of crack testing facilities stands and falls with the quality of the optical sensors. Through years of experience cibite AG has a wide range of sensors available which can be used for each area of expertise:

  • Defect Kit for mini ware
  • Defect Kit for big glass containers
  • Glas Defect Kit for black glass
  • Bottom Check Kit
  • Heel Check Kit
  • Body Check Kit
  • Shoulder Check Kit
  • Wall Thickness Kit

cibite AG HOLLOWScan Control Series

Apple’s iPhone family and Google’s Android platforms have set new standards for smart phones and tablet PCs. cibite AG recognised the potential of these platforms very early. A smart phone/tablet PC and access to Wi-Fi is all that is required for the mobile operation of cibite AG testing facilities. Production managers receive information about errors that occur anywhere and anytime without being located directly at the machine.

cibite AG LIGHTScan Series

Light sources of all types are indispensable for optical test procedures. Therefore cibite AG is planning a new innovative product line of light sources. The LED based lighting panels are available with different resolutions and wavelengths. The LEDs are individually addressable and offer maximum displayable light patterns. Thus the optimal adaptation to almost any inspection task is ensured. The products from the ProLight series have LAN and RS-232C interfaces.

cibite AG Hollow Scan Offline Series

cibite AG Hollow Scan is an independent test facility for medium-sized vitreous bodies. It evaluates product identification, dimensions, thickness, shape, cracks, inclusions and edge chipping.
For the measurements, both proven sensor technology and advanced camera technique on the basis of the innovative cibite technology is used. cibite Hollow Scan covers all the main characteristics (see information box). cibite technology: Proven sensor technology and latest camera technology.

  • wall thickness
  • cracks
  • inclusions
  • shape retention
  • measurements
  • reflection behaviour
  • light transparency
  • Plug
  • DIP
  • Ring
  • formnumber
  • Finish Check
  • STD Check
  • Shoulder Check
  • Body Check
  • Heel Check
  • Bottom Check
  • Out-of-Round Check
  • Lean Check

The concept of the system allows both, the stationary as well as the mobile application. The strictly modular design is another important detail. Being very adaptive, cibite AG Hollow Scan fits perfectly into every production environment. Further key features of cibite AG Hollow Scan Offline are a maximum of exact testing and the possibility of repeating measurements.

cibite AG Hollow Scan is equipped with a Touch-Screen-Display, which is easy and comfortable to handle. The integrated control computer provides maximum functionality. Test results are registered in a database. The results can be obtained anytime via serial and LAN industry standard interfaces. This enables closed circuits for production environments.

Supports ISO 9001

Moreover, production details, scrap rates and more data can be obtained online by the internal organization. Due to the method of collecting test data, cibite AG’ Hollow Scan supports the maintaining of the ISO 9001 regulations.

cibite – your partner for quality assurance

If you have a need for glass inspection, then please contact us. Our representatives will help you to find a solution for your inline inspection/online inspection.

cibite AG FloatScan

As of today, cibite AG FloatScan is the only system worldwide which offers a test depth of 100% for measuring transmission, stress and thickness, detecting cracks, inclusions, bubbles and many other defects, and performing checks for coatings. The basic measurement system works completely static without moved parts.

Due to its uniqueness and technical innovation grade FloatScan was developed under a special program with public funding by the German government.

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The following parameters are inspected simultaneously: Transmission, thickness, bubbles, stress, cracks, and planarity. If the specimen is accepted, it passes the coating system. Afterwards the thickness of the coating is inspected:

  • If deviations of measured values are bigger than defined, alarms can be triggered and will be fed into closed loops. All responses will be sent to smart phones and to any internet connected devices.
  • All measured values and pictures are processed in real time by the parallel processing multi-processor system.
  • Any results and raw measurement data are available in real time over industry standard interfaces.
  • Self-diagnosis system monitors the operation and will send early warning messages to operators.
  • Automatic calibration and adjustments are performed during operation.
  • User interface is operated with simple to understand icons over a touch screen.
  • The system offers all kinds of management known from modern operating systems.
  • A logging system collects all data important for the operation. All warning messages will be indicated immediately.