High speed leak tester for bottles
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.