Top 3 problems faced by product quality heads during edge crush tests

Top 3 problems faced by product quality heads during edge crush tests

Carton testing is essential for manufacturers to ensure the durability and safety of their products. One important test is the edge crush strength test, which measures the resistance of a carton to crushing forces. Thus, we at Presto have come up with one of the essential lab testing equipment known as the Presto edge crush tester. This is considered to be the ideal testing instrument for testing the papermaking, packaging, quality inspection department, and more.

This test is typically performed that simulates the forces exerted by shipping and handling equipment. By ensuring that cartons can withstand these forces, manufacturers can help to ensure the safe delivery of their products. In addition, this edge crush test can also help to identify potential design weaknesses that could lead to failure under real-world conditions. As a result, the edge crush strength test is an essential part of any packaging industry. Here in this article, we are going to provide you with top 3 problems that will be faced by the product quality head while performing an edge crush test for corrugated boxes. But first, let us focus on what is edge crush test and why you should perform it?

What is the edge crush test and why you should perform it?

The Edge Crush Test is a standard test that is performed to measure the resistance of cardboard against the cross-sectional crushing forces. This test is important because the edges of the box are meant to be strong in order to deliver the protective strength against the compressive forces. The edge crush tester is a lab testing instrument that helps to determine the edge-wise strength of the boxes with ease. The information gathered from this test can be used to improve the design of the box and ensure that it meets the required standards. Presto Crush /RCT/ECT /FCT Digital model is helpful in analyzing the edge crush of fiberboard sheets.
This lab testing equipment will be provided with different testing fixtures that will help the user to perform different types of tests on the carton boxes. By using this lab testing instrument, you will be able to provide an accurate analysis of the crushing strength of these packaging boxes. It comes with a digital readout that is helpful in providing accurate testing results.
Below we have listed the features and technical specifications of this lab testing instrument.

Features of Presto edge crush tester

The edge crush tester is helpful in examining the edge crush strength of paperboards, fiberboards, and many other packaging materials with ease. By conducting this quality test, you will be able to make sure that your package will be delivered accurately to the customers.  Here we have listed the features of this lab testing equipment.
  • High testing range of up to 100 kgf.
  • Compression plates for proper placement of the test specimen.
  • Templates are provided with the machine to prepare test specimens with accurate sizes. 
  • Advanced peak load indicator for accurate readout and storage of test results.
  • Limit switches protection for the protection of grips and the machine.
  • Powder-coated body with corrosion resistance.


Technical specifications of Presto 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 features and technical specifications, it will be easy for you to conduct the edge crush test. You can also evaluate the edge crush strength of various materials with ease.
Now, let us focus on the top 3 problems faced by quality heads while performing the edge crush test on the cartons.

What problems are faced by quality heads while performing edge crush tests?

Presto Stantest's Edge Crush Tester is a high-precision lab testing instrument used for determining the Edge Crush Strength of corrugated box material, according to the IS 7063 test standard. This testing machine is digitally controlled and based on an advanced microprocessor program, making it extremely user-friendly and accurate. With its cutting-edge design and easy-to-use interface, the Edge Crush Tester is an essential piece of equipment for any lab testing environment.
Below we have discussed the problems faced by manufacturers while conducting the edge crush test and how you can solve it.
  • Problem: No Supply in the instrument.
  • Solution: Check fitting at the plug in the socket. Check main plug continuity and internal wire connections at the lead.
  • Problem: Unexpected Reading on the Load Indicator.
  • Solution: Place the specimen properly. Calibrate the machine properly.
  • Problem: Too much fluctuation in the load indicator.
  • Solution: Provide proper earthing to the instrument.
These are the top 3 problems faced by quality heads during the edge crush test. You can also give us a call at +91 9210903903 or email us at Our team of technical experts will provide you with all the necessary information regarding all your queries.


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