How to Operate a Rolling Ball Tack Tester Efficiently?

How to Operate a Rolling Ball Tack Tester Efficiently

In the packaging industry, the use of pressure-sensitive tapes is very common. From commercial to domestic and industrial purposes, these tapes will offer you high quality in adhesion as per requirement. Thus, you can evaluate the adhesive strength of these pressure-sensitive tapes with the help of a rolling ball tack tester from Presto. This is very easy to operate testing equipment and has been designed in the compilation of various industrial standards. Here we are going to discuss brief information about rolling ball tack testers and how you can easily perform the test with some simple steps.

What is a rolling ball tack tester?

The rolling ball tack tester from Presto Testing Instruments is one of the best-selling and easy-to-use testing equipment that lets you test the tack of adhesives. This testing instrument will quantify the ability of an adhesive to quickly adhere to another surface. The instrument is designed based on the balling method, and the primary adhesive property of adhesive tapes could be obtained by observing the adhesive effect that occurred immediately after the rolling ball and adhesive specimen come into contact. It works on a simple working principle where the steel ball is allowed to roll down from a specific starting point on the grooved path inclined at a specific angle to the base of the test platform. The rolling ball attains maximum velocity at touch down and rolls above the tacky surface which retards its motion by virtue of resistance offered by the adhesive.

This testing equipment has been embedded with several amazing features and appropriate technical specifications.

Features of rolling ball tack tester

There are many features you will get with the use of a rolling ball tack tester. These features combine to provide you with accurate testing results. Here we have created a list of its features below:

  • The steel balls for testing will be designed in accordance with national standards. This will ensure the accuracy of test data.
  • The angle of inclination will be provided free in order to meet customer test requirements.
  • Simple loading of the ball will assure you of quick and easy operation.
  • CNC machine inclined trough, engineered for a smooth and accurate test.
  • This testing instrument has been designed strictly in accordance with national standards, which will ensure the accuracy of testing data.
  • It works with a hassle-free mechanism and helps you perform tests precisely.

These are some features you will get with the help of this amazing testing equipment. Now, let us discuss the technical specifications of this lab testing equipment.

Technical Specifications of rolling ball tack tester

  • Angle range: 600Test table area width: 50 mm (Glass Surface)
  • Standard Steel Ball: 7/16 inch-11 mm (1/32 inch- 1 inch optional)
  • Material: Mild Steel
  • Finish: Powder-coated Havel grey and blue combination finish with bright chrome/zinc plating for corrosion resistance finish.
  • Ball dropping mechanism: Spring operated
  • Dimensions: 655x100x200 mm

Now, by knowing all the features and technical specifications of this testing instrument, you will be able to use this amazing testing equipment by Presto Testing Instruments. For easy operation of this testing machine, you can follow the below-mentioned steps.

5 easy steps to operate rolling ball tack tester

To make sure that you get appropriate testing results from the rolling ball tack tester, you can follow the five easy steps mentioned below.

  1. First, clean the mirror surface and paste the sample over there.
  2. Now, paste the adhesive tape over the Mirror surface in such a way so that the adhesive part is on the upper side.
  3. Put the SS Ball in the ball putting fixture area.
  4. Then move the knob upwards.
  5. Measure the traveling distance of the ball over the sample with help of T in reference to the steel scale.

These are five easy steps you can follow in order to operate this testing instrument efficiently. Whenever you are going to use this testing instrument, then you should make sure that there will be no inflammable material placed near the equipment. You should properly put the test specimen on the test fixture. In this way, you can test the sample accurately with the help of this lab testing instrument. You can also view our different paper and package testing instruments like peel/seal bond adhesion tester, peel strength tester, etc.

We hope that this blog has given you accurate information about how you can operate a rolling ball tack tester. To know more information about its features, price, and technical specifications, give us a call at +919210903903 or email us at

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