How to Prepare and Place Specimen Accurately at Drop Tester?

How to Prepare and Place Specimen Accurately at Drop Tester

With the wide use of corrugated boxes in the packaging industry, it is very important for you to test the structural integrity of these boxes as well. Thus, this can easily be done by conducting carton drop tests. You can make use of the Presto drop tester manual model to ascertain the transport worthiness of corrugated boxes, fiberboards etc. This lab testing instrument comes with an angular drop arrangement to accurately ascertain the transport worthiness of the package from all angles.

Here we will discuss how you can effectively prepare and place the testing specimen on a drop tester. But first, let’s have a look at the importance of conducting drop tests in the packaging industry.

Why you should conduct carton drop tests in the packaging industry?

The carton drop tests are considered to be the standard part of the final and pre-shipment inspection of material. This test will help to assure you about the quality of materials. When you make use of a drop tester then you will be able to quantify the conditioning of packaging products when placed in corrugated boxes. Your carton will fail this test if any of these issues are found:

  1. Significant damage in the condition of cartons.
  2. Damage to the inner part of the corrugated boxes.
  3. If you found any sign of deformation, scratches or other damage in your product.
  4.  Any form of product functionality issue.


Thus, with the use of the Presto drop tester manual model, you will be able to check the drop performance of the carton box with IS: 7028 Tester. This lab testing instrument plays a crucial role in evaluating the performance of cartons when dropped from a certain height.

If you find any normal deformation in the carton and no damage to the product inside the cartons, then your carton will pass the test. Presto corrugated carton drop tester will be widely used in the corrugated box industry to test and to substantiate the potency of plastic bottles and corrugated boxes. Now, let us discuss its features and technical specifications.


Features of Presto drop tester (manual model)

This edge drop tester is very useful lab testing equipment that helps to quantify the performance of corrugated boxes. The carton will be dropped from a certain height to test its strength. To conduct the test more efficiently, the product designers have embedded advanced features in this corner drop tester. Let’s have a look at its features:

  • Handheld control box to raise and lower drop arm with the package on drop arm.
  • Drop Height adjustable clamp.
  • Manual handle actuated.
  • Strong base plate and rugged structure
  • Can be useful to conduct angular and straight drop tests


Optional Features: Pneumatic model and in various platform sizes also available as per requirement.

Now, let us have a look at the drop tester specifications.


Technical specifications of Presto drop tester (manual model)

  • Testing height: Drop Height Min. 750mm, max 1800mm
  • Max. dimension of Box that can be tested: Standard L 465 x W 445 x H 500 mm (Optional dropping platform sizes also available on request)
  • Max weight of Box to be tested: Up to 50 Kg
  • Opening Actuation: Manual through the lever
  • Top Edge Holding Device: Included
  • Height Measuring Scale least count: 1 mm
  • Base dimension (Floor Space): 950 x 600 mm

With the help of these features and technical specifications, you will be able to test the package against free falls, tumbles, or other types of handling damages that may occur during transportation.


Steps to prepare and place specimen for drop test


  1. Steps to prepare the specimen for carton drop test
  • Take a Corrugated box you want to test.
  • Close all the sides of the corrugated box properly and apply tapes on the sides to fasten them firmly.
  1. Steps to place specimen for carton drop test
  • Place the specimen on the platform in the centre.
  • Make sure that the specimen is placed in the centre of the plate otherwise, the test results would not be correct.


In this way, you can easily prepare and place the testing specimen, while conducting the drop test with the help of a Presto drop tester. Once you are done with these steps, then you can conduct this quality test and visualize the impact of free falls on package boxes with Presto drop tester. If you need any information regarding Presto drop tester pricing, discounts or working, give us a call at +91 9210903903 or email us at info@prestogroup.com. Our technical experts will provide you with the right assistance regarding your queries. You can even book a FREE SAMPLE TESTING session with us.

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