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Checking thickness of aluminium cans

Solartron Orbit LTH

Checking thickness of aluminium cans

Orbit® LTH is being used to check the aluminium sheet thickness as it comes off the roll.


In beverage can factories, much attention is paid to the raw stock of aluminum that is bought in. Due to rising material costs, factories try to create process savings by producing cans with thinner walls. A critical factor of thickness of the aluminium sheets that are bought to the factory in rolls, and fed into the machines.

Orbit® LTH is being used to check the aluminium sheet thickness as it comes off the roll, but before being cut into blanks and “drawn” into a cup shape. This has incurred thousands in savings, as machine downtime and scrap has been reduced.
Because it's a thickness measurement, an orbit readout is used.

Combining multiple sensors using the Orbit Digital Measurement network is easy and data can be read using a Solartron readout or the Gauge Computer Software making system integration simple.