Plastic Bottle and Container Thickness Measurement
PlastiMeasure is a fully automated non-destructive thickness measurement system for plastic bottles, containers and preforms.
Until now, plastic bottle and container manufacturers have been limited by labor intensive (and in many cases destructive) thickness measurement quality control practices. On the one hand, techniques such as the Hall effect gauges are contact based and offer poor gauge repeatability and reproducibility while only capable of measuring overall wall thickness – something that is insufficient when a multi-layer structure is involved. On the other hand, the manual cutting and measuring of plastic bottles is destructive, wasteful and susceptible to human error.
TeTechS’ PlastiMeasure is revolutionizing thickness measurement quality control practices in plastic manufacturing industry by leveraging the unique characteristics of its core terahertz measurement technology to automatically and non-destructively measure base versus barrier layer thickness as well as overall wall thickness in both opaque and translucent plastics in a matter of seconds.
Examples of Measurements by PlastiMeasure
Powered by TeraGauge™, PlastiMeasure is a fully automated and turnkey off-line measurement solution that demonstrates both speed and precision to provide thickness measurements with an accuracy of ± 0.0003″ and a typical gauge R&R <5% with just the push of a button. Automatic feeder options based on robotic arms or gantry feeding systems are available for automatic batch-to-batch measurements.
Users of PlastiMeasure can conduct repeatable and reproducible measurements of both mono-layer and multi-layer plastic bottles and containers in a matter of seconds to ultimately save time, lower costs, reduce waste and improve customer satisfaction. PlastiMeasure is adaptable to the factory data management systems and statistical process control (SPC) platforms to automatically transfer and save all the measurement data on designated database.
One of TeTechS’ core solutions is the TeraGauge™, a non-destructive testing measurement gauge powered by terahertz waves™. This gauge is intended for industrial use and operates either as a standalone system or can be integrated by OEMs into an off-line, at-line or in-line solution. Multi-layer thickness measurement is just one of its many applications and is most pertinent to the plastic bottle/container industry.
TeTechS’ TeraGauge is a non-destructive thickness measurement gauge,powered by terahertz waves™
For more information on PlastiMeasure, please contact us today.
We chose to work with TeTechS to provide solutions to our automated thickness measurement needs. Their automated PlastiMeasure system has provided improved repeatability and reproducibility over traditional labor intensive methods. The team at TeTechS has been exceptional in supporting our needs.
Scott Kennedy, Quality Manager
Amcor Rigid Plastics, Brampton Ontario