Mecmesin, the global force and torque test solutions provider, has configured force measurement equipment to provide a cost-effective and easy-to-use system for PET bottle production handling.
The single-trip PET bottle, while being sufficiently stiff to withstand all reasonable product lifecycles, demands that no more primary resource material than necessary should be used in its production.
PET bottles need the ability to sustain significant axial top-load - both on the capping line and during stacking - at various stages of the distribution cycle. A number of technical Standards prescribe top-load testing procedures which enable the `downgauging` of these containers to be optimised.
To ensure this requirement is met Mecmesin has configured its Top-Load Tester - based upon a VersaTest, a 1000N Advanced Force Gauge and a specially-designed vented compression plate - so that it has the load capacity and speed range to meet the very specific requirements and relevant standards for this material to be handled correctly. Data for the necessary load required to initiate container collapse can be downloaded either to a PC or a mini-printer, optimising the flexibility of the operation.