Cup & Container Inspection

For 20 years IMC has been producing equipment used in the manufacture of paper cups and containers. Our customers are high volume producers of disposable paper cup products for the fast food, dairy, coffee, and specialty food and beverage markets. We developed and delivered unique quality control solutions to a globally growing cup market including our proprietary leak testing inspection systems.

Key to our success, IMC develops with the voice-of-the-customer and has provided numerous readymade and custom-built solutions across North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East cup markets.

Learn more about our products and services and see how IMC innovations offers you infinite advantages.

Accelerated Liquid Leak Detection (ALT)

IMC’s accelerated liquid leak tester enables you to detect paper cups that are leakers in less than 5 seconds – instead of the 20 minutes required by conventional standing-liquid leak test equipment.

In manual mode, the accelerated liquid leak tester can even be used on good paper cups to find the weakest part of the bottom seal.

ALT Specification PDF
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Vacuum Decay  Leak Testing (VDT)

The vacuum decay leak tester was developed for paper cup manufacturers as a low-cost method to quickly determine the quality of the paper cup and cup seals.  The system returns a vacuum decay value for each paper cup that is tested.  The level of this vacuum decay value is directly related to the quality of the cup.

The vacuum decay leak test system can be used to monitor and record the quality of paper cups being manufactured and will detect when seal quality is beginning to degrade well in advance of actual leakers. The system evaluates the entire paper cup, not just the seals. The decay values can be data logged to provide a historical record of cup quality.


  1. Quick change pocket – allows testing of multiple paper cup sizes with one leak testing system.
  2. Touch screen display – displays leak testing data.
  3. Microprocessor controlled.
VDT Specification PDF

Cup Measurement

In the mass production of paper cups and containers, the ability to quickly measure and analyze key features such as rim diameter, rim thickness, or cup height, is essential in maintaining consistent dimensional accuracy to reduce waste.  

Whether hot or cold, single or double walled, large or small, laser cup measurement can precisely scan your cups top to bottom in a single non-contact pass. 

Get in touch with IMC to see how our cup & container inspection measurement technology can help you spot check and record measurements through data collection software to help your factory process control.

Plastic Cup Cleaning and Inspection

Infinite Motion has developed a plastic cup cleaning system able to remove foreign bodies from within the interior of the cup and exterior of the cup at speeds up to 325 CPM. Primarily, foreign bodies consist of slivers and shards of clear plastic flashing produced in the molding process.  These contaminants may adhere to plastic cups due to static bonding between the contaminants and the plastic cup.  The mechanism to remove these contaminants is to use ionized air currents (or blasts) to set up flow patterns inside and on the cup surfaces in order to dislodge and eject the contaminants from the cup.


Used in our cup inspection & cleaning, these systems can be utilized for many other automation and inspection purposes.

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