BOTTLE Wall Thickness

BOTTLE Wall Thickness

On-line plastic bottle wall thickness measurement system.

The FocalSpec Bottle Wall Thickness Measurement System is a real-time wall thickness measuring system designed specifically for plastic bottles and containers. The system is installed on an existing conveyor downstream of a blow molding machine for 100% product inspection. The system’s MCP 100 sensors read thicknesses of each container in desired locations and stores the results in csv files. The results are displayed instantly on charts providing immediate feedback information for machine operator to quickly adjust and optimize blow molder settings after changeovers and during daily production (Picture 1). The system can also be set to automatically alert operators and to reject containers that exceed specified thickness limits with an trigger output for air blast blow-off.


Technical Specificationpullolinja6

Container shape: symmetrical, non-symmetrical

Container material: PET, PC, PP
Container transparency: transparent, semi-transparent
Container color: Clear, Green, Blue, Amber, other
Thickness range: 0.002 – 0.157” (0.05 – 4 mm)
Throughput: Up to 120,000 containers per hour