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VMA: Flexible and versatile non-contact measurement of wall thickness and its distribution

2010-09-01 | Containers

Specialized in the design and production of opto-electronic measuring and testing equipment for the glass industry, VMA combines its experience in special needs regarding the testing of glass articles and its know-how in the technological problems of glass manufacturing, to provide clients with innovative solutions and sophisticated technologies.

VMA: Flexible and versatile non-contact measurement of wall thickness and its distribution
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Optics, electronics, software, handling and cooling are the main specializations of the company presented in this article - VMA - Gesellschaft für Visuelle Messtechnik mbH. Thanks to its experience and know-how, VMA can adapt its products by varying their diverse parameters. Moreover, customized software and a mobile after-sales-service, along with maintenance contract, mean that the company can deliver, install and put the system into operation, as well as train operators and service personnel. VMA can also check and calibrate automation systems regularly in order to realize quality systems.
In this article, VMA presents its newest development – the TMC C40 Chromatic Sensor – a further and also important option of the TMC non-contact wall thickness measurement system for container glass, which is in use successfully worldwide. The TMC works on the principle of chromatic aberration and is recommended for use with extremely oval and rectangular containers. It completes the existing range of sensor types and considerably increases the measurability of complex containers. The use of the new chromatic sensor system in TMC is remarkably easy: it is operated in a free channel of the TMC electronic rack like VMA’s other approved sensor systems.

TMC – WALL THICKNESS AND ITS DISTRIBUTION IN CONTAINER GLASS
Wall thickness and its distribution are essential quality features of container glass. The 100 per cent inspection of these parameters is necessary to avoid breaka...




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