ALPS (Air Logic Power Systems), of Wisconsin USA, have released a new version of their successful Speed Glider high speed linear leak tester, called the Speed-Glider 4.5s that has been specifically designed for the pharmaceutical bottle market.
The 4 station continuous motion leak tester is capable of rates of up to 250 bottles per minute and incorporates a smaller root diameter timing screw to handle containers sizes down to approximately 1.9cm in diameter.
The Timing Screw provides container handling and control, in order to ensure high efficiencies and quick/efficient changeovers at the higher rate demands. The system can be easily mounted to existing continuous conveyor systems, eliminating the need for additional conveyors and bottle transfers.
The machine is designed to detect "Short Shot", Seal surface and other types of seal defects that typically occur with the manufacture of Injection Blow Moulded (IBM) containers.
Cameras for vision inspection can be placed after the leak tester, with the leak tester's timing screw acting as an automatic spacing device.
ALPS (Air Power Logic Systems) is represented in Oceania by HBM Plastics & Packaging Technologies.