Agr International, Butler, Pa., presented its latest products for quality management and process control for the packaging industry.

For example, the Process Pilot automated blowmolder management system interfaces with the blowmolder to provide precise material thickness distribution management and defect detection for PET bottles while offering hands-off blowmolder management and control. Dubbed the ultimate light-weighting tool, this system offers bottle producers the ability to aggressively light weight bottles to the absolute minimum while producing consistent high-quality bottles on a 24/7 basis regardless of operator skills, environmental changes and preform variations. Other benefits include improved quality with reduced variation in top load and volume, production efficiencies that result from eliminating the need for section weights as well as reduced scrap and lower incidences of downtime in the blowing operation or filling line due to quality issues. 

The new CrystalView system optimizes material orientation as part of the blowing process, while maintaining proper distribution. The CrystalView system not only can improve bottle performance, but also makes it possible for bottle manufacturers to reduce processing temperatures by as much as 6°C.


Agr International Inc.