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VMA: The TMC-FLX system – measuring, evaluating, sorting – flexible, versatile, no contact

2015-04-20 | Product news

In this article, VMA gives us the basic ideas as to why its TMC system – now improved and bearing the ‘FLX’ brand – is more popular than ever. Starting from measuring, this new system can also be used to optimise current production processes, as well as help solve seemingly unsolvable problems of glass manufacturers all over the world.

VMA: The TMC-FLX system – measuring, evaluating, sorting – flexible, versatile, no contact
Why is the TMC system (Thickness Measurement system for Container glass) more popular than ever, and why has it been used by glass manufacturers all over the world for so many years?
The TMC systems can measure during active production, on the conveyor belt or during random sampling. No components are in contact with glass containers or can damage them in any way. The TMC system simultaneously measures the minimum value, maximum value, ovality and other important parameters that enable to evaluate wall thickness distribution.
By selecting the right TMC sensors to check glass containers, measuring the thickness of different curves on the glass, around the radius of the base and even in the area around engravings, is easy. Measuring and checking the thickness or inclination of the base on round containers can also be carried out.

Measuring? Anyone can do it! But VMA can do so much more
The system is easy to install and can be set up in just a few minutes. VMA’s touchscreen display and accompanying menu make the TMC system easy to operate. The visual representation on the display helps evaluate measurement data and makes the system easier to configure, e.g. when changing products. The TMC system is also responsible for sorting: thickness information is evaluated and glasses that are too thin, for example, are sorted according to relevant settings. How does that work? VMA’s system reliably identifies whether there is a critical flaw in the glass or a harmless mould seam, for exa...




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