Portable carton tester tests cartons in situ

Paul Boughton

Cerulean is introducing a new portable carton tester, the Cerulean Newton PCT (portable carton tester). It is easily calibrated and fully transportable for rapid quality testing in situ. It is suitable for testing whole cartons made from corrugated, paper board and waxed carton board up to 230mm wide and 8mm thick.

Housed in a rugged Storm case with pre-programmed integral lap top, the PCT combines three quality control tests. It measures crease strength, spring back and box-forming force. It also evaluates friction properties to identify potential carton sticking and feeding problems. Data analysis and reporting is provided through the unit’s integral graphic user interface

The PCT measures the torque required to form a crease and produces an instantaneous curve that shows the torque for every degree of deflection.  The results facilitate easy comparison between batches and carton types to help achieve performance consistency over time and for multiple sites

For more information, visit www.cerulean.com

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