Analysis of the free stretch-blow process to evaluate variation in preform quality and provide users with the data they need to optimise bottle production.
Easily programmable and fully automated heating by means of an oil bath or an infrared (IR) oven permits effortless investigation of various temperature profiles.
2D robot collects loaded preforms and transfers them between heating and blowing stations. Following blowing, the bottle is automatically dispensed to the user.
Blowing bottles couldn’t be any simpler!
BLOWscan can be configured to heat the preform and release the preform prior to blowing.
At this point, the user may collect the preform and transfer it to a THERMOscan unit to analyse the temperature profile.
FREEblow — The evolution of the bottle shape is captured using a high speed camera, a dedicated light panel and edge detection software.
MOULDblow — Mould carrier unit designed to accept customer bottle moulds for prototyping requirements.
The evolution of the bottle shape is captured using a high speed camera, a dedicated light panel and edge detection software.
Processing conditions, including pressure, flow rate, stretching rate and the temperature profile, are variable and user-controlled. This allows for the analysis of unique processing recipes and helps identify an optimum window.
Software performs a statistical comparison between the blown profile and the reference profile, and ensures that preform quality is not compromised.