In all bottling lines, it is traditional to measure strength taking into account the internal pressure.
However, at Vidrala we have asked ourselves a question: What if we were able to rigorously and effectively measure impact?
How do we quantitatively and reliably measure the impact that the bottle will face?
We needed to detect the points
along the line with the highest impacts
And so, we proposed mapping the process
We installed a sensor on to the prototype of the bottle that was being processed
We placed sensors along the line to measure each blow and identify where it occurred
We started to collect all the data in real time and display the results on a mobile device directly with the customer
We then had the data!
However, we still could not relax
We were faced with a specific issue:
The resistance to impact of the containers presented a complex statistical distribution
- Because big differences may exist between productions and number of moulds.
- Because the statistical tails show irregular behaviour.
- Moreover, the greater the impact intensity in these statistical tails, the higher the risk.
- The higher the number of impacts, the more likely they are to occur in weakened areas of the bottle.
- The weighted sum of all the impacts is necessary for a correct interpretation.
The involvement of the human factor
was fundamental in resolving this
With our experience, we perfected the reports and learned to read and interpret the results.
Now we know that all impacts count...
but not equally.
With a correct interpretation, we have managed to identify the risk level of a line and the risk of breakage.
Today, thanks to this experience, we offer our customers the exclusive Vidrala Cypher service
- We audit our own production lines and those of our customers
- We display the results in real time
- We generate final reports
- We identify areas for improvement
- We analyse the possible lightening of models
- We provide a better ad-hoc design