Food & Drink

Every day consumers typically handle 20 to 30 different food & beverage packages, as we all know some our easier to work with than others. The basic functions of modern packaging, Protection, Function and Appearance all contribute to the overall impact that the packaging has for the product brand, and measuring and controlling these attributes is vital.

Before reaching consumers a packaged finished product must go through a process of forming, filling, loading and unloading, transportation, storage, exhibition and handling, where many destructive factors to its integrity and contents exists and where the protective aspect of the package is tested to prevent damage.

Companies across the world rely on the accuracy and ease of use of RDM Test Equipment, that's why you can be confident in your choice.

Benefits: • Quality Control of materials, process variables, and end of line materials/packages • Research & Development of the physical characteristics of materials and pack designs • Analyse Shelf Life attributes • Reduced costs, improved sustainability • Increase productivity through optimised package cycle rates, and reduced wastage • Protection/increase brand value • Quality Assurance with on-line analysis • Traceability / Regulatory / Contract compliance, using International Testing Standards.

 

  • AQUATRAN Model 2

    The most sensitive instrument available, measuring water vapour transmission rate (WVTR) down to 5 x 10-5 g/m2/day

  • CF800-XS Precision Friction Tester

    Touch Screen Precision Friction Tester for determining Static and Kinetic Friction of packaging materials to ASTM, BS, ISO and TAPPI standards

  • Cooled Incubators

    A range of Cooled Incubators, with capacities from 56 to 750 litres, and temperature range from -10deg.C to 70deg.C

  • Drying Ovens

    A range of fan assisted circulation drying ovens, with capacities from 15 to 750 litres, and temperature range ambient to 300 deg.C

  • HS-2 Laboratory Heat Sealer

    For precise measurement of heat sealability of flexible packaging. Produces seals up to 50mm long x 5 to 25mm wide.

  • HS-650 Production Heat Sealer

    For production of high quality heat seals in flexible packaging. Produces seals up to 650mm long x 5 to 25mm wide.

  • HSB-1 Laboratory Heat Sealer

    For production of heat seals and/or measurement of heat sealability of flexible packaging. Produces seals up to 300mm long x 5 to 25mm wide.

  • HSE-3 Laboratory Heat Sealer

    For production of high quality heat seals and/or precise measurement of heat sealability of flexible packaging. Produces seals up to 300mm long x 5 to 25mm wide.

  • HSG-3 & 5 Gradient Heat Sealers

    For rapid determination of heat sealability of flexible packaging. Produces 3 or 5 independently temperature controlled seals, up to 15mm wide x 30mm long.

  • HSM-4 Laboratory Heat Sealer

    For standard determination of heat sealability. Produces seals up to 50mm long x 5 to 25mm wide.

  • HT-1XS Hot Tack Tester

    Touch Screen Precision Hot Tack Tester for determination of the hot tack seal strength of flexible packaging materials, to ASTM F1921.

  • Lippke® 4000

    Leakage Testing and Seal Strength Testing of flexible, semi-rigid and rigid packages.

  • Lippke® 4500

    PC-controlled Leak and Seal Strength Test System for Flexible and Semi Rigid Packages

  • Lippke® VC 1380

    Vacuum Leak Detection System for Blisters and other rigid or semi rigid Packages

  • Newton Laboratory Carton Tester

    The Newton LCT Carton Tester combines three tests in one instrument - crease strength, box forming force and spring-back with optional friction testing for the ultimate carton analysis and quality assurance.

  • OpTech®-O2 Platinum

    Optical fluorescence Oxygen Analyser for measuring Headspace, Dissolved Oxygen, and Oxygen Permeation of films and packages.

  • OX-TRAN ® 2/22

    The world's most advanced Oxygen permeation measurement system. Fully automatic testing, fast set-up, faster results, no Oxygen sensor calibration needed.

  • PERMATRAN-W 3/34G

    The world's most advanced Water Vapour permeation measurement system. Fully automatic testing, fast set-up, faster results, lower cost of ownership.

  • PGW Precision Balances

    A range of Precision Balances designed to meet the needs of Laboratories, Schools, Industry and Commercial users.

  • PMB Moisture Balances

    The PMB takes the hassle out of moisture analysis, for fast and accurate results.

  • SealScope™

    Monitoring Seal Integrity of packages from flow pack machine types, for 100% on-line inspection of seal integrity at the packaging line.

  • SST-3XS Seal Strength / Tensile / Compression Tester

    Touchscreen Precision Seal Strength / Tensile / Compression Tester for determining the strength of packaging materials including plastics, paper and board.

  • Thermostatic Chambers

    A range of Thermostatic Chambers, with capacities from 65 to 300 litres, and temperature range from 3deg.C to 40deg.C

  • TMI 10-18 Digital Ink Rub Tester

    The Digital Ink Rub Tester is designed to measure scuffing or rubbing resistance.

  • TMI 10-42 Taber Linear Abraser

    The Taber® Linear Abraser incorporates a "freefloating head" that strokes in a linear motion and can test virtually any size or shape- flat, concave or convex.

  • TMI 10-45 Taber Multi-Finger Scratch/Mar Tester

    The design of Taber's Multi-Finger Scratch / Mar Tester is based on the apparatus described in automotive specifications, which is commonly referred to as a five-finger (five-arm) scratch & mar tester.

  • TMI 10-48 Taber Rotary Abraser

    This instrument has been accepted worldwide as a standard for wear and abrasion research, quality and process control, materials evaluation, and product development.

  • TMI 13-50 Puncture Tester

    The Puncture Tester is designed to measure the energy required to puncture corrugated board and therefore help assess the protective qualities of that board.

  • TMI 13-60 Burst Tester for Paper and Foils

    Burst Testers are used as a multi-directional tensile test to identify failure in the direction of least resistance for evaluating physical strength and fiber bond.

  • TMI 13-61 Burst Tester for Corrugated and Board

    Burst Testers are used as a multi-directional tensile test to identify failure in the direction of least resistance for evaluating physical strength and fiber bond.

  • TMI 32-25 Inclined Plane Friction Tester

    Slide Angle Friction is a measurement of the angle of inclination at which one substrate affixed to a sled will begin to slide/slip against another substrate of a similar material.

  • TMI 49-08 Pocket Micrometers

    These portable, hand-held micrometers are used for convenient, accurate thickness measurements outside the lab.

  • TMI 49-56 Digital Micrometer

    Designed for thickness measurements of sheet materials, configurable to meet any ISO, ASTM, EDANA or other International specifications for paper, corrugated, plastics, plastic film, tissue paper, nonwovens, textiles and other sheet like substrates.

  • TMI 79-11 Crease & Board Stiffness Tester

    Crease and Board Stiffness testing is useful to industries of carton board, paper, printing and packaging. The relationship between board stiffness and crease recovery (spring back) is an important factor in the performance of cartons on high speed packaging machines and in manual folding.

  • TMI 80-91 Lab Master® Release & Adhesion Tester

    The Lab Master® Release and Adhesion testing system operates with Windows®-based software, and features the ability to create user-defined test set-up.

  • TS-1 Tray Heat Sealer

    Production of high quality heat seals, for lidding films on trays, containers, pods, and blister packs.

  • VS-1 Nitrogen Flush Vacuum Heat Sealer

    Precision Nitrogen Flush Vacuum Heat Sealer - for production of repeatable high quality heat seals in nitrogen flushed, vacuum sealed medical packaging.