SIG Corpoplast, the German maker of Blowmax PET blow molding equipment, has signed an agreement to use and market Agr*TopWave LLC's Vision Preform Inspector and PETWallplus inspection systems that measure resin distribution in preforms and bottles.
Agr*TopWave is in Butler, Pa.
The VPI high-speed system provides total control of preforms even before they enter the machine. Preforms with short shots, nicks or oval finishes can be ejected ahead of time
PETWallplus checks for uniform material distribution in a bottle. It can check up to four different measurement locations across the height of the bottles.
In other news, SIG opened a Guad-alajara, Mexico, headquarters for SIG Beverages Services SA de CV. SIG claims it has installed more than 1,200 machines. The 48,000-square-foot operation replaces a smaller site in Guadalajara. SIG's U.S. headquarters is in North Branch, N.J.
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