When the boxes will be packed and carried while transporting the products to the customers, then there may be chances of dropping the box during shipping and rough handling. Thus, testing each and every aspect of the box is important to ensure that quality products will be delivered to the customers.

The edge crush strength of corrugated boxes is a critical parameter that determines the load-bearing capacity and longevity of the boxes. Thus, it is important for box manufacturers to test the quality of boxes and determine their edge crush strength. To make it easy for the customers, to conduct edge crush strength of the materials, we have designed a high-quality lab testing instrument known as Edge Crush Tester Prima.  This newly launched lab testing instrument has been designed to test the edge crush resistance of the materials when shipped or not handled properly.

Besides this, by evaluating the edge-wise compressive strength of boxes, one can easily evaluate the durability of boxes against edge compression. In this blog, we are going to discuss brief information about Presto Edge Crush Tester Prima, and what latest features embedded in this lab testing equipment that makes it unique. So, let us get started with the introduction to edge crush resistance and its importance in corrugated box manufacturing.

What is edge crush resistance and its importance in corrugated box manufacturing?

Edge crush resistance is an important measure of a material’s strength when it comes to packaging. This simple but important test helps to determine the durability and protection offered by the material, which can help ensure that delicate items remain safe during transit or storage.

It is an important property for packaging materials, as it determines the amount of pressure that the material can withstand before it fails.

Corrugated boxes are widely used for storing, shipping, and protecting a variety of goods. To ensure that the packaging is robust and suitable for the intended purpose, corrugated boxes must pass various quality tests.

The ECT tests the ability of the box to withstand external forces such as those encountered during transport, stacking, and palletizing. The higher the ECT value, the more resistant the corrugated box will be to the external pressures it will face. You can easily determine the edge crush strength of corrugated boxes with the help of the Presto edge crush tester.

We at Presto are a leading edge crush tester manufacturer and offer the best edge crush tester price to the customers. Our newly launched Prima model for edge crush testing equipment has been power packed with highly advanced features that make it easy for the manufacturers to conduct edge crush test chart on the materials.

The main purpose of conducting an edge crush test on the materials is to determine the box’s ability against compression when falling edge-wise.

Now, let us focus on our newly launched lab testing instrument known as ECT-PRIMA.

All about Presto Edge Crush Tester- Prima

The edge crush test (ECT) is one of the most common quality tests used to measure the stacking strength of corrugated boxes.

Presto’s latest edge crush tester model, the Prima model, includes an automated Human Machine Interface (HMI) that not only makes the testing process more efficient but also ensures accuracy and repeatability.

This equipment boasts a stable and practical mechanical structure along with a uniform movement over 90° alignments, giving it the ability to accurately register the exterior forces and pressures that could be applied to the box in real-world conditions. This makes the edge crush test a reliable means of assessing the quality of a corrugated box.

This quality testing equipment comes with a thermal printer installed that can instantly print the test result without any hassle of cartridge refill.

It is considered to be the fastest Human Machine Interface (HMI) powered by a Cortex-A8 high-speed processor and allows the users to connect the machine to their computer for access. This edge crush test calculator will work with a noise-free mechanism and users can generate and download the soft copy of the report in-a-go in pdf format.

This quality edge crush tester works simply by placing the specimen accurately on the testing machine. Now, let us discuss the features of this quality testing equipment.

Features of Presto edge crush tester- Prima

ECR testing involves applying a compressive force to the edges of the sample until it reaches its failure point. The amount of force required to cause failure is then recorded and used to calculate the edge crush test formula of the material. Now, let us discuss the features of this quality testing equipment.

  • Highly accurate results
  • Microprocessor-based high-speed controller for accurate test results
  • The equipment is programmed with individual test templates for measurement with three tests (RCT/FCT/ECT)
  • The equipment is designed to provide easy access by automatically calculating the ECT value
  • Can test with maximum, minimum, and average results for ten samples.
  • When a test is complete, the dynamic fixtures automatically move to the home location.
  • Fastest Human Machine Interface (HMI) powered by Cortex-A8 high-speed processor
  • HMI can also be connected to your computer for access.
  • USB option available (Pen drive is not a part of supply)
  • Separate fixtures for ring crush, edge crush, and flat crush test.
  • Current test running status display
  • Our machine works with a noise-free mechanism
  • Can generate and download the soft copy of the report in a go in pdf format
  • CSV format and you can add as much customized the information
  • Equipment is added with security layers to allow access only to registered user
  • Use USB interface and PC communication, synchronous test function can connect to the computer

Technical specifications of Presto Edge Crush Tester Prima

  • Display: Latest Color TFT Touch Screen
  • Capacity: 500 kg ( Different Capacity also available on request )
  • Accuracy: ± 2% At full load (With master load)
  • Least Count/Resolution: 0.01 Kg
  • Power: 220V, Single phase, 50 Hz
  • Test Speed: 12.5 ± 2.5mm/min.
  • Data Output: USB port available
  • Motor: 1/4 HP Single Phase, 1440 rpm
  • Compression Plate Size: Dia 100mm ±2mm

 Highlights:

  • Maximum sample ( Average Result ): Up to 10 test values
  • Peak Hold Facility: Yes
  • Safety Switch: Yes
  • Material: Mild Steel
  • Finish: Powder-coated Havel Gray & Blue combination finish and bright chrome/zinc plating for a corrosion-resistant finish
  • The report can generate: Yes ( Sample Results and Bar Graph )
  • Thermal Printer: Yes
  • Computer Connectivity: Yes ( VNC software with advanced security features)
  • Dimensions: 600 x 524 x 934mm

With these high-end features and technical specifications, one can easily test the edge crush strength of the materials and ensure that quality products will be delivered to the customers.

You can easily visit our lab, then you can give us a call at +91 9210903903 or email us at info@prestogroup.com. Our team of technical experts will consult you regarding all your needs and queries.

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