How to place specimen accurately on edge crush tester?

How to place specimen accurately on edge crush tester?

Certain sorts of quality tests are undertaken in the paper packaging sector that assists manufacturers to measure the compression strength of paper and its associated goods. The edge crush test is one of the most essential tests that will help to evaluate the quality of boxes delivered by determining their compression strength. With the Presto edge crush tester


digital model, you can easily evaluate the compression test on small packages or solid fiberboard boxes. The edge crush tester, ring crush tester, and flat crush tester are used for precise ECT testing of paper, paperboard, solid fiberboard, and corrugated board.


Here, we are going to discuss some simple to follow steps that will be used to place the specimen accurately on the edge crush testing instrument. But before that let’s discuss how this lab testing instrument will help to reduce your product rejections and deliver your products accurately to the customers. So, let us get started!


Reduce your product transportation errors with Presto edge crush tester

Stiff packaging is required for easy product transportation throughout the world. In paper and packaging items, layered paper material and cardboard boxes are widespread. It's not uncommon for edges to be crushed by force. Because the cardboard boxes have zigzag flute designs on the inside, they create space for the product within.

If these boxes will get flattened due to any external forces, then it may result in the deforming of the product and may even disrupt the condition of the product. Thus, it is important for you to test the edge-wise compression strength of boxes so that there will not be any errors present in them. With Presto ECT/FCT/RCT, you can easily assure the safety of the load on the product.


The edge crush test is important for both cardboard makers who want to do quality control and box manufacturers who want to assess their raw material's protective potential. The primary benefit of ECT packaging is that it increases the safety of carried goods by calculating the amount of protection it provides during the distribution cycle. Furthermore, ECT packing enables the use of fewer materials in addition to providing an accurate figure for the material's resistance. This is because by doing this quality test, it will be easy for you to determine the precise amount of corrugated cardboard required to protect the products, allowing the packing to be optimized. This testing instrument can also be used to analyze the edge crush strength of corrugated boxes with ease.


This high-tech model of edge crush testing instrument will allow the operator to conduct three-mode edge testing that includes ring crush test, edge crush test, and flat crush test. Now, let us focus on the features and technical specifications of this lab testing equipment.


Features of Presto digital edge crush tester

Presto is the top manufacturer of edge crush testers that provides you with a wide array of features embedded in this edge crush tester. For all three types of testing, the gripping clamps are precisely designed to offer powerful clamping. This ensures that no slippage happens during the test, ensuring that the precision of the test is maintained. Below we have listed a different set of features that will be provided with the help of this testing equipment.


  • Simple and accurate read-out on a digital display.
  • Electronic Force measurement by the Load
  • Key lock prevents accidental or unauthorized resetting.
  • Electro-mechanical Loading System.
  • Sophisticated Electronic Controls for precision and easy operation.
  • Competence with Peak-Hold.
  • Microprocessor-based display for accurate test results
  • Separate fixtures for ring crush, edge crush, and flat crush test.
  • Highly accurate test results under a compression force
  • Strong gripping clamps.
  • Bright LED display
  • Inbuilt calibration facility
  • Feather touch controls


Technical Specifications of digital edge crush tester

  • Capacity:100 Kgf
  • Least Count: 0.01 Kgf
  • Accuracy: ±2% at Full Load (with master load)
  • Speed : 12.5±2.5mm/min
  • Power Requirement: AC 220V, 50Hz, single phase
  • Standard: IS 7063 – 2

With these embedded features and technical specifications, it will be easy for you to perform the edge crush test. This testing instrument will easily assess the edge crush strength of paperboard so as to protect the content inside the boxes.

Now, let us discuss how you can easily place the specimen accurately on the edge crush testing instrument.


Steps to place specimen accurately on edge crush tester  

Whenever you are going to conduct the test using this lab testing instrument then it is important for you to place the specimen accurately on this edge crush testing equipment. Thus, we have come up with some easy-to-follow steps that will let you place the specimen accurately with this lab testing equipment.


  • Place the fixture between the compression plates according to the type of test you want to perform.
  • To perform the edge crush test, place the edge crush test fixture with the erected edge of the specimen facing the upper compression plate.
  • To perform the Ring crush test, place the ring crush test between the compression plates with the erected ring in the upward direction towards the upper compression plate.
  • To perform the flat crush test, simply place the flat crush test fixture between the compression plates and commence the test.

In this way, you can easily place the specimen accurately on the edge crush testing instrument. You can also read about how you can accurately prepare the specimen for performing an edge crush test. If you need any further assistance regarding the operation of the edge crush tester then give us a call at +91 9210903903 or email us at You can also get a great deal of price for this lab testing equipment. Call us now to know more about it.



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