Agr International Inc.

615 Whitestown Road , 16001 Butler, PA
USA

Telephone +1 724 482-2163
Fax +1 724 482-2767
marketing@agrintl.com

Trade fair hall

  • Hall 11 / B40
 Interactive Plan

Hall map

K 2016 hall map (Hall 11): stand B40

Fairground map

K 2016 fairground map: Hall 11

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.07  Integrated automation
  • 03.07.001  Process control technique
  • 03.07.001.02  Machine vision systems
  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.07  Integrated automation
  • 03.07.001  Process control technique
  • 03.07.001.03  Software

Software

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.09  Measuring and test equipment
  • 03.09.002  Measuring and test equipment for mechanical or dynamic properties
  • 03.09.002.01  Thickness gauges

Thickness gauges

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.09  Measuring and test equipment
  • 03.09.005  Measuring and test equipment for gaseous properties

Measuring and test equipment for gaseous properties

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.09  Measuring and test equipment
  • 03.09.007  Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

  • 04  Services for the plastics and rubber industrie
  • 04.06  Science and consulting

Science and consulting

Our products

Product category: Machine vision systems

Process Pilot® Automated Blowmolder Control System

The Process Pilot® automated blowmolder control system is a combination of software and hardware interface components that work in conjunction with the Pilot Profiler™ measurement system to provide a hands-free means to maintain the blowmolding process. The Process Pilot control system utilizes feedback from the Pilot Profiler™system to continually monitor material distribution and automatically adjust blowmolder settings to maintain optimal bottle distribution characteristics, without operator intervention. The Process Pilot system eliminates time-consuming manual steps in the blowmolding management process, resulting in reduced process variability and improved bottle performance and quality.“The Process Pilot system can control the blowmolder process to a level of precision unmatched by methods that rely on limited feedback from weight-based data.”

The Process Pilot automated blowmolder control system offers more effective management of common blowmolder issues such as:

Preform variability
Startup transients
Environmental changes
Operator experience
Overall more consistent blowmolder operation
Reduced process and environmental variability
Improved ability to light weight
Improved overall bottle quality and performance
Reduced rejects and scrap

Features

Easy to use, “set and go” style operation
Adjustable process control limits
Built-in alarms and controls to protect the blowmolder
Simultaneous management of multiple parameters including oven lamps, pressure, preform temperature and timing
Compatible with all major brand blowmolders
Seamless integration with Agr Pilot Profiler™ distribution monitoring systems and Pilot Vision inspection system

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Product category: Machine vision systems

Pilot Profiler® Conveyor

The Pilot Profiler®Conveyor system offers material distribution measurement of PET containers transported on a flat-bed conveyor. This system provides real-time data on material distribution and offers in-line process monitoring with laboratory accuracy, providing essential information for light weight operations, quality management and process control functions.The Pilot Profiler Conveyor system features a conveyor mounted measuring station that can be fitted with up to 32 sensors. Bottles are measured as they pass by the station, providing a comprehensive thickness profile over the entire sidewall of every container.

Pilot products offer the following benefits:

Ability to monitor material distribution changes anywhere on the bottle
Improved blowmolder management and monitoring capabilities
Reduced job start-up time
Elimination of destructive testing
Ability to proactively manage lightweight activities
Reduced held product, scrap and regrind

Features

Conveyor based mounting of sensors
Up to 32 measurement locations
On-going process reports identifying status and trends
Multi-level control limits
Built-in reject system for non-conforming containers
Easy-to-understand user interface
Throughput of up to 60,000 bph
100% production monitored

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Product category: Machine vision systems

Pilot Profiler® Material Distribution Management System

The Pilot Profiler®in-the-blowmolder material distribution measurement system offers real-time measurement feedback for PET containers, at the point of production, on every container produced. This system provides the high accuracy material distribution data that is essential for the light weighting, quality management and process control functions in today’s high speed blowmolding operations. It is compatible with all major brands of rotary blowmolders.The Pilot Profiler system features a compact non-contact measurement unit that is positioned within the blowmolder to measure bottles as they exit the mold. This system can be fitted with up to 32 sensors to produce a comprehensive thickness profile over the entire sidewall of a container.

Pilot Products offer the following benefits:

Ability to monitor material distribution changes anywhere on the bottle
Improved blowmolder management and monitoring capabilities
Improved preventative maintenance and diagnostic capabilities
Ability to identify material shifts, process problems and random distribution-related events as they happen
Reduced job start-up time
Elimination of destructive testing
Ability to proactively manage light weight activities
Reduced held product, scrap and regrind

Features

In-the-blow molder measurement
Up to 32 measurement locations
Multi-level control limits
Integration with blowmolder reject system for elimination of out-of-spec bottles
Mold and spindle correlation of data
Easy-to-understand user interface
Throughput of up to 100,000 bph
No job-specific sensor adjustment
Seamless integration with Agr's Pilot Vision defect detection system
Compatible with all major brands of rotary blow molders
Ready compatibility with Agr’s Process Pilot automated blowmolder management system
Optional M-Rule shelf life management tools available

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About us

Company details

Agr International, Inc. is a leading supplier of process and quality management equipment for the plastic container industry.   Agr offers a large array of products designed to aid manufacturers in reducing costs and improving output through proactive quality and process management. Agr provides cost-saving solutions for in-process as well as laboratory based operations including automated laboratory measurement devices, in-the-blowmolder measurement and management systems as well as a variety of basic testing products.

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