Impact index released

The MMAAZZ division of Masitek Instruments and Vidrala SA have jointly released the Vidrala Impact Index (VII) and corresponding measurement capability using smart in-line sensing technology. The recently developed impact index, which can be measured using MMAAZZ ShockQC sensor technology, allows glass packaging operations to further optimise their lines against breakage and damage from impact during processing.

The Vidrala Impact Index is defined as the number of impacts with the same magnitude of the Inches Per Second (IPS) rating of the bottle that would produce a similar breakage probability. As an example, if the Vidrala Impact Index of a line is 22, the combined impact received by the glass bottle during filling would cause the same increase in the probability of breakage of that bottle than being hit 22 times by an impact with a magnitude equal to the bottle’s IPS rating.