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Manual Leak Testing System

ALPS Inspection's BenchPlus is a compact, budget-friendly system ideal for R&D, sampling, and slow production runs.

Bench Plus

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ALPS Inspection, a globalmanufacturer of non-destructive, in-line leak inspection equipment for empty plastic containers of all sizes, shapes, and materials, announces the introduction of its latest innovation, BenchPlus Manual Leak Testing System. BenchPlus represents the value of manual leak testing, offering a compact, budget-friendly, and highly efficient solution tailored for various applications: off-line supplemental sampling, R&D new container development, and select slow production processes.

Designed with versatility and precision in mind, BenchPlus is a benchtop system for manufacturers requiring reliable leak detection capabilities. Its compact size offers a simple yet valuable addition to existing in-line inspection operations, facilitating testing of new designs or periodic calibration checks of in-line systems without downtime. It’s also a worthy investment for select slow production processes.

"As we continue to push boundaries to provide the most advanced solutions, we're acutely aware of the challenges our customers face in maintaining the highest quality leak inspection standards,” said Jill Shearer, General Manager with ALPS Inspection. “With the introduction of BenchPlus, we're not just offering a leak-testing system; we're providing a way to overcome critical obstacles in detection. Whether it's accelerating product development or enhancing quality control, BenchPlus is designed to deliver precise results and actionable insights that directly address our customers' unique needs."

The quick installation and uncomplicated operation of BenchPlus allows users to quickly switch between container sizes without the need for tools, with easily adjustable height and locator positioning. Capable of testing a variety of containers ranging from 1 ounce to 5 gallons, BenchPlus combines flexibility with performance.

Additional key features of BenchPlus include:

  • Compact and portable design, perfect for lab settings or the production floor.
  • User-friendly manual operation with a single button start.
  • Intuitive Human Machine Interface (HMI) with advanced software features for effortless operation.
  • Quick recipe loading and spin-off probe assemblies for efficient changeovers.
  • A versatile tool for R&D, quality control, or slow applications.

Shearer added, “The BenchPlus Leak Testing System unlocks valuable insights that drive improvement across the manufacturing process. From verifying the feasibility of new container designs to enhancing quality assurance through random sampling, BenchPlus provides the data manufacturers need to optimize production performance.”

The ALPS BenchPlus Manual Leak Testing System is adept at supporting a wide range of blow molding processes. From Injection Stretch Blow Molded (ISBM), or Reheat Stretch Blow Molded (RSBM) PET containers, and Injection Blow Molded (IBM) pharma bottles to Extrusion Blow Molded (EBM Shuttle) bottles, BenchPlus offers advanced precision and reliability across diverse applications.

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