What are the considerations for performing carton drop tests?

What are the considerations for performing carton drop tests?

Corrugated cartons are a very common packaging material used in different sets of industries to deliver items accurately to customers. With the use of these cartons, you can store different items safely and make sure that they will not get damaged while shipping. In order to make sure that your shipment is delivered without any damage, it is necessary to conduct several quality tests on these cartons or corrugated boxes. One of the most crucial quality tests that will be performed on the material in the carton drop test. By conducting this test, one can easily make sure that the cartons will withstand the pressure when they are dropped from a certain height. We at Presto have designed one of the high-quality lab testing instruments known as a drop strength tester that will help the manufacturers to test the drop strength of cartons and other related materials with ease.

 
This high-quality testing equipment made by the experts at Presto will help the manufacturers to test whether or not the cartons are durable and strong enough to withstand the high drops. Here, we will discuss brief information about the carton drop tests and why you should perform them. But before that, we will discuss the importance of conducting drop strength tests on the materials.
 

Why is a drop strength test needed for cartons?

Cartons are an essential part of the packaging process, providing both protection and stability to the materials. From packaging food and beverages to protecting fragile items during shipping, these cartons will play an essential role in determining the strength of boxes with ease. Thus, it is important for the manufacturers to determine the drop strength of these cartons and ensure that high-quality materials will be delivered to the customers. Presto drop strength tester manual model is used to test the drop strength of the cartons effectively and make sure that the products will be durable enough to withstand the higher drops. You can also view the drop strength tester motorized model that will eliminate the need of testing the drop strength of the product manually.
 
Below we have listed the features and technical specifications of the drop strength tester manual model.
 

Features of Presto drop strength tester manual model

The drop strength tester is one of the widely used lab testing instruments that will help to assess the dropping ability of cartons. This high-quality and standardized lab testing equipment will make it easy for the manufacturers to perform the carton drop test. Below we have listed the features of this high-quality lab testing equipment.
 
  • Provision to uplift test platform by the guide mechanism
  • Drop Height adjustable clamp
  • Straight and Angular Drop tests can be performed on a single Instrument
  • Strong base plate with rugged structure
  • Can easily test transport worthiness of corrugated & solid fiber boxes
 

Technical Specifications of Presto drop strength tester

  • 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 these features and technical specifications, one can easily test the ability of cartons to withstand higher drops. You can also read about the advantages of performing package drop tests on cartons. Whenever you conduct the carton drop test on the materials then you need to keep several points into consideration. We have listed them below.
 

Points to consider before conducting carton drop tests using Presto drop tester

There are several points that you need to remember while conducting the carton drop test on the materials. We have listed them below.
 
  • Whenever you conduct the test using a Presto drop strength tester then you need to place the specimen accurately on the machine. The specimen should be placed in the center of the plate otherwise the test results would not be correct.
  • Take the platform to the desired height by continues pressing the UP/DOWN button on the Remote machine.
  • Whenever you place the carton for testing its drop strength, then it should be enclosed properly with tapes to ensure accuracy in the test.
  • Drop Tester shall be installed at a plane surface, free from vibration at the well-ventilated area, dry climate, and aligned it using spirit level for a successful installation.
These are some points that you should consider while conducting the carton drop test. If you want to take a FREE sample testing session for a carton drop test on the material, then you can give us a call at +91 9210903903 or email us at info@prestogroup.com. We will assist and guide you regarding this testing instrument.

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