ALPS offers unique Total Bottle Inspection Solution 


Air Logic Power Systems (ALPS) has joined forces with Swiss company IMD Ltd. to provide the blow molding industry with the first Total Bottle Inspection Solution. ALPS, the recognized leader of innovative high-speed leak testing equipment has combined its leak testing technologies with IMD’s state of the art IMDvista Vision Inspection Systems.

By integrating both leak testing and visual inspection methods into one machine, the new Total Bottle Inspection Solution provides a range of quality-control checks, including the detection of leaks, contamination, cosmetic defects, measurement, ovality or other material issues. The combined, linear system can be integrated directly into the production line and enables containers that pass the set criteria to continue down the conveyor, while defective bottles will be rejected into a separate chute.

Michael Lawson, Commercial Director of ALPS is thrilled about the partnership: ‘’In IMD Ltd. we have found a partner that will take our equipment to the next level. We can now offer our customers an integrated system containing the latest technologies for their leak test and inspection requirements. The Total Bottle Inspection Solution will save space as multiple technologies can be combined in one machine, enabling blow molding operations to be even more efficient’’.

Matthias Hermle, CEO IMD Ltd. adds: ’’It’s an exciting time for IMD to team up with the ALPS team and see our Bottle Vision Inspection solution integrated in the Flex Pitch machine. Our system has unique self-learning tools that makes it intuitive and easy to use. This really differentiates it from the other offerings in the market. As quality control in the plastic industry is becoming more and more imperative, we see great potential for the future in our partnership with ALPS and an excellent value for customers’’.

ALPS will be showcasing the Total Bottle Inspection solution in their booth S15045 at the upcoming NPE show in Orlando from May 7th - 11th. Other machines on display will be the SC Linear, a general-purpose, single-station leak tester with an integrated table top conveyor and the NexGen 10, a rotary leak tester which handles high-speed applications up to 1,200 bottles per minute.

ALPS (Air Power Logic Systems) is represented in Oceania by HBM Plastics & Packaging Technologies.

For further information contact:

Australia:            Barton Porter     Ph: 0418 535 326                              [email protected]

New Zealand:      Gary Brown        Ph: +61 2 8814 3100                              [email protected]

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