The Next Step in Hot End Inspection!



Hot End

Transport Monitoring

The TopWatch system monitors the transport of hot glass products on the machine conveyor or cross conveyor.

The TopWatch system uses one small infrared camera mounted above the conveyor to make top view images of the hot glass products.

The TopWatch measures with a high precision the following parameters of each glass product:

  • X-Position
  • Y-Position
  • Rotation Angle

The cavity related information is stored and displayed in trend graphs together with the top view product images on an interactive Touch Screen.

With the information of the TopWatch system the pusher settings of an IS-Machine and the conveyor belt speed are easily set up and controlled. A smooth hot end transport and a reduction of the Job Change time is the result.

Alarm limits can be set in order to inform personnel when the position of the glass products are out of the set limits.


End Ware Reject

Reject limits can be set in order to reject glass products with the following problems:

  • Stuck Ware X-direction
  • Stuck Ware Y-direction
  • Fallen Ware
  • Too close to each other
  • X-Position deviation
  • Y-Position deviation
  • Rotation Angle deviation

Data of each rejected glass product is stored in a database. The data can be easily retrieved and displayed. This makes it possible to analyse and improve the hot end transport process.

Industry 4.0

/ Smart Factory

The TopWatch system is fully oriented to Industry 4.0 / Smart Factory and provides real time process data which is stored in an accessible database.



  • Flexible and versatile Hot End Ware Reject
  • Improvement of transport process
  • Reduction of jams
  • Reduction of stuck ware
  • Reduction of fallen ware
  • Faster Job Change
  • Higher Productivity
  • Fast Payback Time



  • 1 air cooled infrared camera
  • 22" Industrial Touch Screen
  • Hot End Reject output
  • Warning and Alarm Lamp output
  • Multi product operation
  • Tandem IS-Machine operation
  • Data interface for automatic control
  • Remote diagnostics and support
  • Easy maintenance and service


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The TopWatch can be fully integrated within the ISWatch system.