At the Interplastica in Moscow from January 29 to February 1, 2019, SIKORA, manufacturer and global supplier of innovative measuring, control, inspection, analysis and sorting devices, will present a comprehensive portfolio of systems for quality control, process optimization and cost savings for the hose, tube, sheet and plastics industries.
For 100 % quality control during the extrusion of pipes, SIKORA presents the CENTERWAVE 6000. Millimeter wave technology precisely measures the diameter, ovality, wall thickness and the sagging of the product around 360 degrees of the circumference of the pipe. The measuring principle does not require any coupling media, is not influenced by temperature or the plastic material and measures precisely without the need of any calibration. A presetting of the product parameters is not required. The PLANOWAVE 6000, also based on millimeter wave technology, is used for thickness measurement of plastic sheets. Easy operation and precision lead to the highest quality of the final product as well as cost savings and optimal efficiency.

SIKORA presents at Interplastica the CENTERWAVE 6000 for online quality control of plastic pipes
Another highlight will be the PURITY SCANNER ADVANCED for online inspection and sorting of plastic material. The system combines X-ray with optical technology and detects contamination inside plastic pellets as well as on their surface. Perfection in detection provides the adaptive camera concept, where X-ray and up to four optical cameras are used, depending on the expected contamination and application. For example, an X-ray camera detects metallic contamination inside pellets, optical cameras identify yellow discolorations as well as “black specks” inside transparent and opaque pellets, whereas color deviations are detected by color cameras. Contaminated pellets are sorted out automatically.
For smaller material throughputs and for applications where sampling analysis or incoming goods inspection are sufficient, SIKORA presents the PURITY CONCEPT V in Moscow. The innovative system combines the advantages of a light table, improved by an automatic offline material control. Within seconds a color camera automatically inspects the material and contaminated material is marked directly on the sample tray. The recorded images are analyzed. Contamination inside transparent and on the surface of diffuse and colored material are detected automatically, visualized and evaluated. A clear allocation of the contamination and follow-up inspection are possible at any time.

The PURITY CONCEPT V is an automated light table for offline material inspection and analysis.
At Interplastica SIKORA also showcases a wide range of systems for online measurement of the diameter, ovality, wall thickness and eccentricity as well as for lump detection of hoses, tubes and pipes.