High speed leak tester for bot­tles

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - FOOD PROCESSING -

Air Logic Power Sys­tems (ALPS), of Wis­con­sin USA, a maker of in-line container leak in­spec­tion equip­ment, has re­leased a new ver­sion of its high speed lin­ear leak tester – the Speed-Glider 2.5.

The two-sta­tion con­tin­u­ous mo­tion leak tester is ca­pa­ble of rates of up to 150 bot­tles a minute and has a container pitch of 178mm – it is nom­i­nally ca­pa­ble of container heights of up to 127mm for square con­tain­ers and 158mm for round con­tain­ers.

The com­pany says its Speed Glider is about 30 per cent cheaper than pre­vi­ous sim­i­lar per­for­mance mod­els and pro­vides a 25 per cent re­duc­tion in foot­print com­pared to the three and four sta­tion mod­els.

The ma­chine of­fers a higher speed, higher ef­fi­ciency and eas­ier to setup/ changeover al­ter­na­tive to “bot­tle stop” lin­ear leak testers that stop con­tain­ers ‘on the f ly’ us­ing cylin­ders.

Its tim­ing screw pro­vides pos­i­tive container han­dling and con­trol, in or­der to en­sure high ef­fi­cien­cies and quick/ ef­fi­cient changeovers at the higher rate de­mands.

The sys­tem can be eas­ily mounted to ex­ist­ing con­tin­u­ous con­veyor sys­tems, elim­i­nat­ing the need for additional con­vey­ors and bot­tle trans­fers.

Cam­eras for vi­sion in­spec­tion can be placed af­ter the leak tester, with the leak tester’s tim­ing screw act­ing as an au­to­matic spac­ing de­vice.

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