A wide range of applied loading during free-blow allows for systematic investigation into the influence of process parameters on the final bottle shape.
Optical strain measurement
Using digital image correlation, transient full-field strain maps capture the deformation behaviour along the preform length.
Principal stress-strain data is mapped along the entire preform edge, facilitating in-depth analysis into local hoop and axial stresses as a function of process set-up.
Weight: ~ 500 kg
Variable flow control and preform timing