6 Easy Steps to Perform a Carton Drop Test

6 Easy Steps to Perform a Carton Drop Test

Whenever you are delivering your package to your customers, then it is important for you to check the integrity of packages beforehand. This is because the packages that will be dropped from a certain height are usually subjected to getting damaged due to poor strength and integrity. Thus, we at Presto Testing Instruments have come up with one of the amazing lab testing equipment known as a drop tester. This quality lab testing instrument will help you to ascertain the transport worthiness of corrugated & solid fiber boxes as well as shipping containers.

Here, we will discuss the easy-to-follow steps that are helpful in performing carton drop tests with ease. But before that, let’s focus on how carton drop tester is beneficial in the packaging industry. So, let us get started!

How Presto drop tester is beneficial in the packaging industry?

Because corrugated boxes are so widely used in the packing business, it's critical that you examine their structural integrity as well. As a result, conducting carton drop tests is a simple way to do this. The carton drop tests are a common part of the final and pre-shipment inspection of the merchandise. This test might help you determine the quality of the materials. A corrugated carton drop tester may be used to measure the conditioning of packing items when they are placed in corrugated boxes.

The Presto carton drop tester will have the ability to measure the impact of physical force on an object when dropped through a certain height. This testing instrument will assist you in determining the drop tolerance of corrugated boxes or cartons. Presto provides several arrays of testing equipment, each with its own set of specs and capabilities, and each beneficial for determining the value of your packing material.

Whenever you are going to conduct the test with the help of a Presto drop tester, then you should prepare and place the specimen accurately. This will help you to make sure that you will get accurate testing results. If there is no damage to the product within the cartons and there is no natural deformation in the carton, it will pass the test. In the corrugated box business, the Presto corrugated carton drop tester will be widely utilized to test and prove the potency of plastic bottles and corrugated boxes. Now, let us focus on the features and technical specifications of this lab testing equipment.

Features of Presto drop tester-manual model

When you check the drop strength of cartons then it will be easy for you to determine the transport worthiness of materials and you can easily evaluate the product quality. When you evaluate that your package is efficient to use then you will get peace of mind by delivering accurate and tested products to your customers. Below we have listed the features of this lab testing equipment.

  • 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


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 these features and technical specifications, it will be easy for you to conduct the drop test on cartons. To perform the test easily with the help of a Presto drop tester, you can easily follow the steps mentioned below.

Easy to follow steps to conduct the test using Presto drop tester

The Drop Tester from Presto is designed to measure the drop of heavy packages and weigh specimens. A high-strength welded material drop platform is used in the Drop Tester. The drop carriage is propelled straight down from below the test specimen when a drop test is started, imparting no rotating forces and ensuring a level descent.

Taking a drop strength test with the help of a Presto drop tester will help you to deliver packages without any rejections. Below we have mentioned some easy-to-follow steps to conduct the test using the Presto drop tester.

  • First of all, adjust the height of the platform by rotating the wheel which is provided on the side of the device in an upward direction or downward direction.
  • Now place the sample on the platform.
  • Make sure that the specimen is placed in the center of the plate otherwise, the test results would not be correct.
  • Now push down the handle which is provided on the back of the machine to drop the sample from a set height.
  • As you push the handle down, the door of the platform will get open and the sample will fall down.
  • Now observe the sample for any kind of damage to check the drop strength of the corrugated box.

In this way, you can easily commence the test using the Presto drop tester. If you get any queries related to this testing instrument, then give us a call at +91 9210903903 or email us at info@prestogroup.com. Our team of technical experts will easily assist you with all your queries. You can also book a FREE sample testing session, just by giving us a call.

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