At the 2017 Pack Expo show, Agr International, Inc. will be featuring its Process Pilot blowmolder management system for managing the production and quality of PET beverage containers as well as its latest developments for shelf-life control and container testing.
Innovative blowmolder management
The Process Pilot® automated blowmolder management system was designed to simplify the production of PET bottles is ideal for PET bottle converters and beverage producers that self-manufacture PET bottles yet have limited manpower to oversee blowmolder operations on a continuous basis. The Process Pilot product group offers precise material thickness distribution management on PET bottles, while offering hands-off blowmolder control. With the trend towards ever lighter bottles, the Process Pilot system offers producers the ability to aggressively light weight bottles to the absolute minimum while providing the confidence that material is distributed, with the proper thickness in all critical areas, on every bottle produced.
The Process Pilot system offers a simple three-step approach towards PET blowmolder management:
• Step1 – Measure material distribution and pearlescence on every bottle
• Step 2 – Control the blowmolder to overcome process variation and maintain on-target material distribution
• Step 3 – Optimize the process to suit the product, application or business objective of the production facility
Not only does this product simplify and stabilise the production of PET bottles, but it also provides the versatility to manage bottle production in a manner most suitable to the product and application. Whether the goal is to make the lightest bottle possible, process preforms of mixed lineage or material quality, improve bottle shelf-life and performance characteristics, save energy or just run a stable process 24/7, the Process Pilot product group offers a means to realize this goal profitably and with confidence.
Agr International offers a number of products designed to assist container producers, converters and fillers stay competitive while meeting the increased quality demands of today’s changing world. Agr staff will be on hand at Pack Expo 2017, Booth 6727, to discuss their latest developments in the line of blowmolder management products as well as the complete line quality management products that include pressure testing, shelf-life, thickness measurement and dimensional gauging systems for plastic and glass containers.