Dimensional Sampling Gauge 500 (DSG500)

High-precision, automated dimensional measurement system for glass containers

The Dimensional Sampling Gauge 500 (DSG500) is the latest version of the high-precision automated measurement station for the glass container industry .  The DSG500 offers a multiplicity of new hardware, features and capabilities that further expand the handling, throughput, precision, communication and measurement functions of the DSG product line.

The DSG500 features integrated thickness measurement, state-of-the art optics, positive handling, simple job creation and advanced measurement algorithms that makes it possible to perform even the most challenging measurements with high accuracy and repeatability.

The DSG500 meets or exceeds the most stringent dimensional measurement requirements of bottle and container glass container manufacturing industry with a precision that is 10x greater than typical container design specifications.  The DSG500 consolidates a number of critical measurements into one automated operation to facilitate maximum testing and measurement efficiency.


  • New, large touch panel interface for all measurement operations
  • Multiple measurement stations that operate simultaneously to maximize throughput
  • Three-axis, pick and place robot to select containers and precisely place them in each station
  • Thickness measurement on every unit with Thickness 360™
  • Throughput of 100+ bottles per hour
  • Advanced optical design with 360º imaging
  • High image capture rate to define the smallest features with high repeatability
  • Automated and user-defined job creation
  • Telecentric optics to ensure accurate measurements regardless of position
  • Industry 4.0 standard communication

Multiple measurement functions in one operation

  • Dimensional
  • Bore
  • Pushup
  • Weight
  • Sidewall thickness

Over 30 different measurements specifically for bottles and jars

  • Multiple external body dimensions
  • Height
  • Comprehensive finish measurements
  • Lean/Bent neck
  • Tilt
  • Angles and radii
  • Summarizers for indirect measurement results
  • Searchable “T” and “E”
  • ID & Taper – depth to 90mm
  • Locking angle
  • Pushup/base clearance
  • Weight
  • Panel bulge and dip
  • Knockout
  • Flange
  • Label scan and heat map for continuous and non-continuous labels


The DSG500 is also available in multiple line configurations and as part of Agr’s OmniLab® system, which provides dimensional, thickness, volume and pressure measurement in one complete system.

Glass – Professional

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“We were looking for a technical solution that could remove the human factor from our measurement programme…As a result of an extensive evaluation of available equipment, the Agr Dimensional Sampling Gauge (DSG) was selected to be the measurement system of choice for the Vetropack plants.” – Stefan Haunreiter, Vetropack

“We do a lot of measurements…We need to make conclusions on the results of process control.  You can only do this when the level of quality of the measurment is very, very good…and you can measure enough of the production to have valid data.  The Agr  Dimensional Sampling Gauge provided us with this.” –  Bernhard Huber, Vetropack

Measurements . . .“Excellent quality and repeatability as experienced in the hands-on session”

The User Interface . . .“close to being perfect” (compared to time consuming interfaces from the competition)

Very solid and robust look and feel with massive use of quality US and German components”

Superior to any current offering with universal handling system”

Agr Customers