For to monitor PET-material distribution after stretch blow molding a hot wire cutter (HOT WIRE BOTTLE CUTTER) is the tool of choice for segment weight analysis. From AT2E is available a manual version (HWBC-1) and a semi-automatic version including the extraction of cutting fumes (HWBC-2).
This year's AT2E innovation is the fully automatic ACWD-1. ACWD-1 cuts with highest precision a freely definable number of segments and weights the segments automatically, a measuring protocol is generated. The brand-new clamping and cutting concept enables simple and fast sample insertion, the heating power and cutting speed are freely adjustable. ACWD-1 can therefore be used for all bottle shapes.