Cerulean, the UK instrumentation company is attending the Pack Expo in Chicago for the first time to exhibit its new optical carton crease tester (OCT).. The company is hoping to appoint North American distributors at the show for its carton quality instruments that reduce carton waste and improve packing performance.
The new ergonomically designed OCT fits comfortably in the hand and operates like a computer mouse. The unit measures and records dimensions, angles, and symmetry of carton crease, bead and formed box. It quickly assesses the multi-layer construction of all types of printed or non-printed carton board, paperboard and waxed carton product.
The company will also be exhibiting its laboratory carton tester (LCT) at the show – the only product available that tests a whole carton up to 530mm.
The LCT measures crease strength and box-forming force for every degree of deflection. It also measures slip resistance and friction properties to eliminate carton sticking and feeding problems during high speed packing.
A portable (PCT) version is also available for tests between sites.
The Cerulean carton crease testers come pre-programmed with analysis and reporting software to provide easy comparison between sites, batches and carton types. They help ensure consistency of supply for carton manufacturers – reducing waste and returns.
Visitors are encouraged to bring paper and carton samples to the booth for testing.