All-new, high-precision laboratory thickness and dimensional measurement system for plastic containers to be introduced by Agr International at K 2019

All-new, high-precision laboratory thickness and dimensional measurement system for plastic containers to be introduced by Agr International at K 2019

Agr will display several new product developments as well as an array of quality management and process control equipment for plastic containers at K 2019, Stand 11B40.

All-new measurement system for plastic containers – the focal point for Agr’s display will be an all-new laboratory measurement system for plastic containers.  Designed to streamline laboratory measurement operations, this system provides operators with the ability to perform multiple measurements, on a wide range of plastic containers and preforms, with un-matched accuracy, repeatability and operational throughput.   This all-in-one measurement system incorporates the latest optical gauging and thickness measurement technology, in combination with automation, to simplify container measurement operations while maximizing testing throughput.  Additionally, this system includes a number of features including advanced job setup tools to minimize time required for job creation, large screen image display with ability to expand images for close analysis, comprehensive data capture/reporting and Industry 4.0 communications.

Pilot Vision+™ – Agr’s latest and most powerful in-the-blowmolder vision system.  This system is uniquely positioned for the quality management of bottles with high percentages of rPET. Designed to work in conjunction with today’s high speed reheat stretch blowmolding equipment, the Pilot Vision+ system offers a modular approach to defect detection that works within the blowmolder.  The open architecture of this system allows for simultaneous management of up to 6 cameras, in multiple locations.  Some of the features of this system include color preform cameras for managing color variations, simple configuration and operation, large-screen user interface and defect categorization by mold/spindle and defect type.  As part of Agr’s Process Pilot family of products, Pilot Vision+ can be combined with Process Pilot for a total bottle management solution, providing the ability to detect random occurring defects as well as manage the process to maintain precise material distribution, even with the lightest and/or most difficult-to-process bottle design.

Process Pilot® with advanced Thin-wall Measurement The Process Pilot system with Advanced Thin-wall capability, introduced earlier this year, is ideally suited for the production of ultralight bottles.   It provides the added precision and blowmolder control necessary to produce very light bottles, with consistent quality, in order to ensure proper performance on the production line and throughout the distribution chain. The Process Pilot system works in conjunction with the blowmolder to continuously measure material distribution on every bottle, and proactively manage the blowmolder to maintain optimal material distribution. Since the Process Pilot system manages the blowmolder based on actual bottle measurement, it is an ideal tool that can be used to overcome many of the issues that compromise bottle manufacture and filling line productivity such as process and environmental variables, increased levels of rPET and preform variability.

Agr staff members will be available to discuss these products and the rest of their complete line of process monitoring and quality control equipment for the plastic container industry.  As an industry leader for over 90 years, Agr is committed to provide the plastic container industry with the most technologically advanced products available for quality control and productivity improvement.

Agr offers a complete line of products for the measurement and testing of plastic containers.  Agr products are designed to assist container producers, converters and fillers stay competitive while meeting the increased quality demands of today’s changing world.  Additional details can be found on the Agr website at