Bottle detection in bottle return automats


The bottle return automats of leading manufacturers must reliably detect diverse types of beverage bottles. Small, compact devices are required which ensure reliable detection even with transparent bottles.


The scanning systems of the 3B and 25B series are used for this purpose. With the HRTR 3B diffuse reflection light scanners, the special geometry of the light spot makes reliable detection of transparent media possible. The RTFR 25B reflection light scanners exhibit the best cost-performance ratio for this application.


  • Branch/Area

    Packaging industry (recycling and return systems)

  • Duty

    Presence inspection

  • Application

    Bottle detection in bottle return automats