Cerulean, part of Molins PLC, is introducing a new portable carton tester on at this year’s Packtech exhibition, NEC 26-27 Feb 2014.
The Cerulean Newton PCT (portable carton tester) is easily calibrated and fully transportable for rapid quality testing in situ. It is suitable for testing whole cartons made from corrugated, paper board and waxed carton board up to 230mm wide and 8mm thick.
Housed in a rugged Storm case with pre-programmed integral lap top, the PCT combines three essential quality control tests. It measures crease strength, spring back and box-forming force. It also evaluates friction properties to identify potential carton sticking and feeding problems. Data analysis and reporting is provided through the unit’s integral graphic user interface.
The PCT measures the torque required to form a crease and produces an instantaneous curve that shows the torque for every degree of deflection. The results facilitate easy comparison between batches and carton types to help achieve performance consistency over time and for multiple sites.