Front End Gauge
semi-automatic measurement of key dimensions on trimmed (un-necked) beverage cans
The SI680x Front End Gauge / Trimmed Can Gauge measures can height, mid and top side wall thickness, and dome depth on un-necked, trimmed beverage cans. The gauge uses well-proven technology that eliminates all operator influence on the results.
- Automatic measurement of critical features
- Multiple can sizes with tool-free change parts
- No operator influence on results
- Well proven technology
- Excellent R&R
- Constant self monitoring/self calibrating
- Side wall modelling to find the transition point
Multiple can sizes
Cans with different can diameters can be measured with quick change, tool-free change parts. Different can heights need no change parts. So several standard can sizes and shapes can easily and quickly be tested with a single gauge.
Self monitoring, self calibrating
Every measurement for every batch is automatically qualified using a NAMAS approved setting master. The gauge constantly monitors its own performance and recalibrates if drift is detected.
One Setting Piece
A single UKAS certificated setting piece is all that is need for all can sizes. This not only saves time and storage space, but also saves costs as only the single setting master requires annual certification. Sencon supply two identical setting pieces, so one can be used while the other is sent for certification.
Two versions of the gauge are available:
The SI6802 model can measure side wall thickness at up to 12 vertical locations (to 40 mm from the bottom of the can) and numerous radial positions. The data yielded can be used for side wall modelling to find the transition point. However, as the side wall measurements are made subsequent to the can height and dome depth readings, the cycle time is slightly extended.
The SI6805 (multi-probe) model measures the top and mid wall at two fixed heights specified by the customer at the time of ordering. All measurements are made concurrently so the cycle time is reduced.