Test the perforation strength of pouches with a perforation tester

Test the perforation strength of pouches with a perforation tester

The appropriate packaging has a tremendous influence on increasing the shelf life of food goods and so preserving their nutritious content. Therefore, it is important for you to select the appropriate packaging material so as to deliver accurate products to your customers. A perforation is a tiny hole or row of holes punched into materials like pouches, thermoplastic films, paper, packaging products, etc. Thus, you can easily test the perforation strength of materials with the help of the Presto perforation tester. This is one of the highly efficient lab testing instruments that help to quantify the perforation strength of materials like pouches, thermoplastic films, paper, and packaging. Here in this blog, we are going to provide you with information about how a perforation strength tester is helpful in conducting the perforation test. So, let us get started!


Determine how strong your pouch is by testing its perforation strength

Perforation is the technique of putting tiny holes in the packing of two objects so that they may be readily separated. A Presto perforation tester measures the amount of force needed to separate two unique packets from a perforated region. This is excellent testing equipment for determining the strength of holes used on various packaging materials.
With the help of a perforation testing instrument, you can easily create high forces that will be further used for testing and analyzing purposes. The outer body of the machine will be fabricated with mild steel which is duly powder coated. There is a digital peak load indicator provided with the instrument for a digital readout of the test results. The limit switch provided with the instrument is one of the best safety features that prevent the clashing of the grips. This makes it easy for you to get highly accurate testing results. Below we have listed the features of the Presto perforation tester.

Features of Presto perforation tester

The perforated materials are generally easier to store as compared to other products. Perforations are easy to use, yet they are made using a complicated and successful method. Thus, testing the perforation strength of the materials is of utmost importance to ensure that the pouches or thermoplastic films do not get separated easily.
Below we have listed the features you will get with the help of the Presto perforation tester.
  • Microprocessor-based display for accurate test results
  • Works on Constant Rate of Elongation (CRE) Principle
  • Display for Perforation strength of test specimen
  • Highly accurate test results under elongation/tensile force
  • Strong gripping clamps to perform the test at 180 degrees.
  • Bright LED display
  • Inbuilt calibration facility
  • Feather touch controls

Technical Specifications of Presto perforation tester

  • Load Cell Capacity: 50 Kgf
  • Display: LED (Digital)
  • Accuracy: ± 1% within the entire range.
  • Least Count/Resolution : 0.05 kgf
  • Power: 220V, Single phase, 50 Hz
  • Speed: 300 mm/min ± 5%
  • Safety: Limit Switches incorporated
With these features and technical specifications, it will be easy for you to test the perforation strength of materials with ease. You can also read about the use of perforation testers in different industries. Now, let us focus on the steps to operate the perforation tester accurately. So, let us get started!

Steps to operate perforation tester accurately

Presto's perforation tester is commonly used in the paper and packaging industries to calculate the force required to separate two sachets from the perforated region and to evaluate the strength and elongation of thermoplastic films and packets. The gadget works on the idea of employing tensile forces to measure the force required to perforate a film or package. To operate this lab testing instrument easily, you can follow the below-mentioned steps:
  • First of all plug the machine into a 5 amp, 220 Volts AC.
  • Turn the machine on.
  • The next step involves is to prepare the specimen first.
  • Once the specimen will be prepared then you need to place the specimen accurately on the machine.
  • Ensure that the specimen should be placed in such a way that it makes a 90-degree angle with respect to the upper grip.
  • Commence the test accurately with the help of the Presto perforation tester.
In this way, you can operate the machine accurately. To get a free sample testing session or want a FREE demo for the use of this lab testing instrument, give us a call at +91 9210903903 or email us at info@prestogroup.com. Our team of technical experts will easily assist you with your queries.

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