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Speed-Glider Multi Station Moving Head Leak Testers

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High Speed Linear Leak Test System

The ALPS Speed-Glider is a multiple-station, continuous-motion, linear leak test system for empty containers. The Speed-Glider is designed for inspection speeds up to  500 containers-per-minute (30,000 containers-per-hour).

Positive container handling and control is achieved throughout the leak test cycle through the use of precision timing screws for each container size. (Timing screws may be shared between similar container sizes.) The timing screw regulates the container positioning, and only a single sensor is used in the leak test area to verify the presence of containers. The use of this single change part greatly simplifies setup and changeover, while ensuring optimized performance of the leak tester.

This leak test equipment is designed to conveniently install onto existing tabletop conveyor systems, in many cases eliminating the need for container transfers between conveyors.

Servo driven leak tester

Servo driven slide

Leak tester with timing screw handling

Quick-change timing screws
for positive bottle handling

PLC-controlled leak test equipmentAdvanced PLC control system

How the Leak Tester Works

The Speed-Glider moving head leak tester incorporates leak test probes attached to a common, servo-driven carriage. The servo automatically synchronizes with the timing screw motor through the use of an encoder.

Test probes extend to form a leak tight seal on each container, and test each container using the pressure decay leak test method. If a container fails the leak test, it is ejected as it exits the Speed-Glider’s timing screw, down a chute and into a user-supplied bin.

This leak test equipment is controlled by a multi-channel PLC and color touch screen interface with an intuitive, icon based menu structure. Standard features include an integrated Self Test feature for each station.

Speed-Glider Leak Test Applications

Common applications for empty container inspection using the Speed-Glider moving head leak tester include:

  • Two Stage Injection-Stretch Blow Molded (ISBM) PET containers
  • Reciprocating Screw Extrusion Blow Molded (Recip) bottles
  • Continuous Extrusion Blow Molded (EBM Wheel) bottles
  • Injection Blow Molded (IBM) bottles produced at high speeds
  • Intermittent Extrusion Blow Molded (EBM Shuttle) bottles produced on “long stroke” machines
  • Injection Molded containers

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ALPS Speed-Glider moving head leak tester brochure