The supplier AGR International has launched the DSG400 high-precision Dimensional Gauging System for glass containers.
The Dimensional Sampling Gauge Series 400 (DSG400) has been designed by AGR for glass container measurement. It is the latest generation in a line of high-precision dimensional gauging systems.
While the DSG400 retains much of the look and feel of previous versions, this version incorporates new hardware, features and capabilities. These features further expand the handling, throughput, precision, communication and measurement functions of the DSG product line.
Some of the most prominent features incorporated in the DSG400 include: Advanced high pixel density, USB 3 camera technology with optimised lensing and telecentric optics; Expanded measurement algorithms for multiple critical measurements; Hands-free job change; Optimised tool set for expanded measurement of small ware; A Quad-core central computer; Positive table positioning for enhanced thickness measurement and Industry 4.0 communication protocols.
When performing the complicated measurements required for managing glass container quality, maintaining sufficient throughput without sacrificing precision is always a concern. The DSG400 overcomes this in several ways.
An advanced no-job change feature makes it possible for the DSG400 to accept bottles of different sizes and shapes from the same or multiple lines without the need for an operator to adjust handling components or change parts. The same enhanced tooling also facilities positive bottle placement and increases the measurable thickness range for pharmaceutical and small format bottles.
Pictured: AGR International's Dimensional Gauging System