Dimensional Sampling Gauge (DSG)

High-precision, automated dimensional measurement system for glass containers

The Dimensional Sampling Gauge (DSG) is a high-precision, automated measurement station that performs a battery of critical measurements in one, hands-free operation. This system, designed to meet the demanding measurement requirements of the glass container manufacturing industry, incorporates state-of-the art optics, mechanical components and advanced measurement algorithms to perform even the most difficult measurements with high accuracy and repeatability on a 24/7 basis.

Multiple measurement functions in one station

  • Dimensional
  • Bore
  • Pushup
  • Weight
  • Sidewall thickness

3 configurations available

  • Laboratory-based system with operators loading up to 48 containers for hands free operation
  • Stand-alone on the plant floor with conveyor infeed for measuring setouts
  • As part of the Agr OmniLab automated sampling system with samples automatically diverted from the manufacturing line

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
  • Simple label panel scan
  • Panel Area Scan for non-continuous labels


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