Enjoy more measurement capabilities and faster processing power. Swipe, zoom and flick your way to a complete measurement experience.
Our next generation of gauges will feature a larger 19” LCD capacitive touch screen with a friendly user interface and dark/light themes. With no PC and no Microsoft Windows needed, plus no off the shelves electronics required, this means we can support you and the gauges for longer.
Our data processor software can be integrated with any data acquisition software. The data processor can be installed on the local network or a dedicated PC.
Our automatic beverage can gauges are known for their classic L-shape configuration. To live up to our name, our gauges can now be ordered with an in-line conveyor to suit different layout requirements.
Our superstar Brittany Melbourne has been training for the Olympic Skeet for the past 9 months. On the 12th to 18th January 2020 she travelled to Newcastle NSW to compete in two of the four trial events for her spot in the Olympic Games. Unfortunately, with the tough conditions and some nerves that kicked in, she didn’t go as well hoped. Later next month she will compete in final two deciding events.
We wish her all the best, but no matter the outcome, she’s still a superstar in our eyes!
What started off as a chat between a couple of work colleagues, ended up as a whole workplace movement! Versatile Technology is participating in the Steptember Challenge to help raise funds for Cerebral Palsy.
SpecMetrix and Versatile Technology’s ACS-T34 Automatic Coating Thickness Gauge is nominated for Can Tech’s The Grand Tour Global Supplier Awards! The ACS-T34 Auto Coating Thickness Gauge combines two of the world’s leading technology into one extraordinary system.
Brad Jensen and I jetted off to Bangkok, Thailand for the annual Asia Can Tech conference. The event was held at the lavish Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers. Brad had attended this event a couple of years ago but for me, this was my very first time.
If you’re in Melbourne on the weekend of October 15 and 16 then you could be in for a treat. Experience raw V12 power in the flesh as Gerard cranks up his world famous 1/5 scale Tiger Tank 141 at the Melbourne Model Engineering Exhibition at Rowville Secondary College.
Don MacGavin of Anheuser-Busch InBev in St Louis Missouri, recently visited Versatile Technology HQ in Melbourne to review production of automated equipment that is destined for installation in several of their U.S. plants.
Versatile Technology has been featured in an article in the January edition of Silicon Chip magazine.
Silicon Chip is the premier monthly magazine in Australia for all things electronic and technological. Ross Tester, their technical journalist, visited VT headquarters in Melbourne for a full ‘bells and whistles’ tour of our factory.
vTools by Versatile Technology is the essential software suite to connect our systems to yours. It is a safe and secure bridge between the V2 processor that drives all Versatile machines and your own Windows PC and is compatible with Windows XP or newer.
All over the world economic gains and environmental sustainability goals continue to be hot topics in the packaging industry. Down-gauging to use less material while still maintaining the performance of beverage cans is one solution to meeting these challenges. Today’s beverage can weighs as much as 40% less than it did forty years ago*.
Over the Queen’s Birthday weekend, The Victorian Rovers hold their annual Mudbash at Mafeking Rover Park near Yea in central Victoria. A gruelling event, where thirty five crews from all over the state come together to get down and dirty by pitting their toughest machines against one another.
At Versatile Technology, our research and development team are continually coming up with features to make our gauges faster and more accurate.
Now standard on both our automatic front and back end systems for beverage and DWI cans, we’ve introduced Automatic Continuous Scan. A test that gives you instant insight into localised wall thickness variations on any single can.
Automatic grain alignment is now a standard feature of the AF059C automatic shell gauge.
Achieving accurate repeatability and reproducibility involves not only reducing variability within the instrument itself but also from the individuals that operate it. Aligning the grain of the sheet metal automatically eliminates yet another variable from any critical measurements taken.
Versatile Technology’s Customer Support and Sales Manager in Europe is taking on a solo bike challenge. Mr. Tim Bulman will cycle from his home in Messingham N. Lincs to Silsden, W. Yorkshire, and back again – a total of 180 miles.
After winning the gold medal at London’s prestigious ‘Model Engineer Exhibition’ and landing on the front cover of their magazine, it is no surprise that the Wimmera Tiger was invited to stay at the Deutsches Panzermuseum in Munster.
It’s been a great week for all the Versatile Technology crew at Metpack 2014 but we’re on the home straight now with only a few hours remaining. As you can see, the stand came up a treat and was greatly received by all those who visited.
14,429.79 Kilometres - Oakleigh South to Messe Essen.
Gerard, Jean, Chloe and Tim travelled to Essen in Germany this week for Metpack 2014 and have learned that they’re less than 16430 kilometres from their home in Melbourne. (Practically around the corner.)
It’s a dedicated microprocessor that’s developed by us for installation in all our gauges. And that’s precisely why our gauges are so exceptionally dependable and robust. (Servicing statistics for long standing customers conclusively demonstrate just how reliable this processor is.)
Gerard Dean recently caught up with Walter, our local Festo representative. Both avid model builders, Gerard was lucky enough to catch a glance of Walter’s custom diorama, featuring a Games Workshop Eldar Grav Tank, which had been converted by Walter. Walter’s other work in scratch built models includes a detailed diorama of The Crow with functional lighting.
Versatile has recently been flooded… with orders for our Automatic Gauges. The factory is now filled with gauges to be assembled for customers, both new and long standing, opting for Versatile’s superior Automatic Gauges. Luckily, the experienced crew at Versatile have recently been augmented with some skilled additions to ensure the team is more than capable of handling the increased workload.
Versatile are extremely proud to be leading the way with these new machines, and welcome their new customers. Despite their destinations being in multiple locations – it’s clear that the choice for these new orders was Automatic.
Australia Day of 2014 saw a large group of motorcyclists from Versatile tackle the roads together. Starting in Eltham, we proceeded toward King Lake and Healesville before stopping for food. A tough section of gravel road served a few challenges, but the group was led by a number of experienced riders and stuck together quite well. A short stop at Mt Donna Buang provided the scene for a foot race between three party members, as they attempted to prove fastest to the top of the watch tower present.
Australia is famous for its fantastic beaches, the Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and of course cutting edge can gauges. But there is also a dark side to the continent – deadly animals.
Our Western Taipan is the world’s most deadly snake, the Funnel Web spider is in the top 2, the White Pointer shark regularly feasts on surfers on Western Australian beaches and the cute little Blue Ringed octopus will finish you off in less than a minute.
The Versatile Technology R&D team have developed the “E” Series DV036 gauge, which can handle any type of beverage end, whether it be SOT or RPT for juice, non-CSD, CSD or beer.
Our new Panel Growth monitoring technology accurately monitors and detects the growth and buckle of the end under test, and provides realtime graphing on the 12″ LCD touch screen.
Due to an increased variety of beverage ends being manufactured by many of our customers, we have been asked to develop the ‘E’ model Beverage End Buckle Gauge which can test pressure-test them all.
In the past, testing juice and non-CSD beverage ends required a special gauge configuration, due to the low buckle pressures encountered as a result of the thinner material thickness.
This type of beverage end also require a different pressure ramp rate configuration compared with CSD/Beer ends.
New features include:
– Software selectable fast and slow flow rates for each type of end.
– Real-time graphing of pressure signatures for all testmodes.
– Traditional Pressure Drop or new Panel Growth buckle detection
– Easy to use 12″ LCD touch screen, with multi-language support
Having recently added the final piece to our fleet of automatic gauges, Cannex presented itself as the perfect launch pad for the all-important American market. Following a very successful Cannex show in China in 2012, we expected big crowds and designed a stand to match our expectations.
Unfortunately for us and many other exhibitors; we threw a great party but nobody came. Feelings of anxiety were palpable when mid-way through the second day, the walkways remained barren. The only lone rangers were bored exhibitors.
Versatile Technology is at Stand 551 in Building A of the Georgia World Congress Center, so please come along and say hello to all of us. You’ll find us just across the way from the Gold Lounge (well, these conferences are thirsty work!).
When you purchase a Versatile Technology gauge you will receive unrivalled global after sales care and support. With agents in Europe and the US as well as a mobile team of factory trained technicians based in Melbourne, we’re able to come to you anywhere and at anytime.
Delicate enough to measure the effect of this butterfly.
Gauge Repeatability and Reproducibility (GR&R) is a critical part of a successful process control system. Not only does it maintain customer specifications consistently, but it improves the accuracy of the manufacturing process.
We believe the future of measuring and testing lies in fully automated equipment.
The world’s major can makers agree with us. Companies like Rexam, Ball, Crown, Amcor and Visy are already cutting their costs with our range of automatic measurement systems for both can and end plants.