Under the agreement, Bucher Emhart Glass will launch BlankRadar based on two of XPAR Vision’s products, Gob Assist and Blank Temperature Control.
To further enhance its product offering Bucher Emhart Glass will launch a new product called BlankRadar, which is based on XPAR Vision’s Gob Assist (GA) and the Blank Temperature Control (BTC). This is the content of a cooperation agreement which XPAR Vision and Bucher Emhart Glass have signed recently. Bucher Emhart Glass will provide full product support for the BlankRadar system and will also continue to sell and support the established TCS. XPAR Vision will continue to sell their GA and BTC system independently.
“The BlankRadar system contains state-of-the art sensor technologies which will enable Bucher Emhart Glass to continue and enhance its automation and production support, including closed loop developments,” confirms Martin Jetter, President of Bucher Emhart Glass.
Similar to the Gob Assist, the BlankRadar comprises a camera module with two optical cameras positioned at the blank side of the IS machine. The acquired data enables operators to maintain stable gob loading and to faster achieve optimal gob loading after an equipment and/or job change. In addition, similar to the BTC, a temperature control element of the system slides along the same rail system as the gob loading element. It contains two different temperature sensors: one for metal and one for glass. With this system the glass makers are able to perform contactless temperature measurement at the blank side.
The BlankRadar will be available through Bucher Emhart Glass with immediate effect. This cooperation agreement will not interfere with any other agreement that either party already has.
“This cooperation is an appreciation of our advanced hot end sensor technology and an important step in our efforts to optimize the container glass production process in order to make the container glass industry more competitive with other packaging materials,” says Paul Schreuders, CEO of XPAR Vision.