Progression Gauge for Beverage Ends
EPG-vitesse - End Progression Gauge
automatic, non-contact measurement of features on beverage ends, including score residual
- Extend tooling life
- Monitor tooling alignment
- Improve product quality
- Excellent R&R
- Low maintenance
- Modular flexibility for economic investment
The latest End Progression and Score Residual Gauge (EPG-Vitesse) is a complete non-destructive, non-contact, 3D coordinate measuring system for any feature in the panel area of beverage EOE can ends, including the important score residual. A choice of modular gauging features can be specified:
- Score residual measurement (35% faster)
- Tooling alignment
- 8 pocket infeed
This enables flexible investment with economic upgrade options as your needs develop and makes entry to this technology as economic as possible.
Extend Tooling Life
EPG-Vitesse (End Progression and Score Residual Gauge) gives you the ability to measure end features in a precise and repeatable way that avoids the potential for human influence, which has a number of direct benefits, such as:
- Detecting tooling damage
- Demonstrating tooling wear
- Reporting alignment issues
EPG-vitesse can reliably detect these issues, allowing quick, corrective actions, therefore reducing downtime, improving productivity and saving money because tooling life can now be monitored more consistently. This has given customers the confidence to maximize the life of the press tooling based on empirical data, reducing annual tooling costs.
Monitor Tooling alignment
An optional module runs measurement routines that report errors in the tooling alignment. This allows quicker, more precise tooling alignment, saving press downtime and increasing productivity.
Improve product quality
EPG is the only gauge on the market that measures the important features of all types of DRT and Stolle EOE progressions SOT, LOE, RPT and also measures the crucial score residual. Operators can also measure any location within the panel area, making EPG a highly flexible tool for both present and future end designs. Currently beverage ends in two curl diameter sizes can be measured without the need for change parts.
With its highly stable, non-contact gauging system, EPG requires minimal maintenance, even when running 24/7.
Modular flexibility for economic investment
Some features are offered as optional modules to make entry to this technology as economic as possible. You only purchase the capability you currently need, but the gauge is designed to allow cost effective in-the-field upgrades at any time.
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