Agr International Inc. said its PETWall Profiler monitors and manages material distribution during stretch blow molding of monolayer PET bottles.
The noncontact device measures the entire side wall of the bottle, not just a few critical locations, so it identifies very small changes in material distribution, according to Agr of Butler, Pa.
Agr has developed a solid-state technology that allows the miniaturization of sensing heads. That permits a greater number of heads to be mounted in a smaller area inside the blow molding machine. Depending on the size and shape of the container, heads can be configured with up to 32 measurement locations, spaced at half-inch intervals.
The design can accommodate container sizes as tall as 16 inches.
A digital signal sensing processing unit captures and interprets 52,000 samples per second for each measurement heat. That means the PETWall Profiler can monitor thickness distribution data, in real time, at speeds of more than 100,000 bottles an hour.
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