Total bottle inspection solution
Air Logic Power Systems (ALPS) has joined forces with Swiss company IMD Ltd. to provide the blow molding industry with what it says is the first Total Bottle Inspection Solution, combining its leak testing technologies with IMD’s state of the art IMDvista Vision Inspection Systems.
By integrating both leak testing and visual inspection methods into one machine, the new Total Bottle Inspection Solution provides a range of quality- control checks, including the detection of leaks, contamination, cosmetic defects, measurement, ovality or other material issues. The combined, linear system can be integrated directly into the production line and enables containers that pass the set criteria to continue down the conveyor, while defective bottles will be rejected into a separate chute.
Michael Lawson, Commercial Director of ALPS said the company can now offer customers an integrated system containing the latest technologies for leak test and inspection requirements. “The Total Bottle Inspection Solution will save space as multiple technologies can be combined in one machine, enabling blow molding operations to be even more efficient.”
Matthias Hermle, CEO IMD Ltd. said the system has unique self-learning tools that makes it intuitive and easy to use. “This really differentiates it from the other offerings in the market. As quality control in the plastic industry is becoming more and more imperative, we see great potential for the future in our partnership with ALPS and an excellent value for customers.”
ALPS (Air Power Logic Systems) is represented in Oceania by HBM Plastics & Packaging Technologies.