Şişecam Glass Packaging, Europe’s fourth largest glass packaging producer, has ordered 42 ATLAS glass packaging control systems from Tiama.

The ATLAS (pictured right and below) is a non-contact check detection system that uses cameras to detect all imperfections in the finish, heel, shoulder and bottom of bottles and jars.

Şişecam Glass Packaging, which is affiliated to the Şişecam Group, has a total production capacity of 2.3 million tonnes a year.

Şişecam Glass Packaging is 80 years old and has production in 10 plants in four countries. Its partnership with Tiama has lasted for more than 10 years, meaning the French real time process and quality control company is now one of its main suppliers.

The collaboration consists of close support to Şişecam Glass Packaging’s hollow glass activities.

All carousel machines in Şişecam Glass Packaging’s three Turkish factories will be equipped with the ATLAS system by the end of 2016. Sişecam Glass Packaging will therefore become the world’s largest user of ATLAS with 92 machines installed.

The ATLAS system benefits are adjustability, reduced job-change time, reduced human factor on the quality of settings and quick payback.

Şişecam Glass Packaging has already benefited from Tiama’s international after-sales network with two local engineers available to ensure proximity and support to its needs.

It has also taken advantage of the remote connection that gives Tiama’s engineers direct access to the Turkish fleet of machines. The partnership also includes further scheduled trials and demonstrations.