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  • New Portable Carton Tester launched at PackTech Feb 2014

    Posted on 14/01/2014

    by Phil Neal

    The new Newton Portable Carton Tester is being launched at this year’s Packtech exhibition, NEC 26-27 Feb 2014.

    The 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. Learn More...

  • New carton tester - a first for complete cartons

    Posted on 18/09/2013

    by Phil Neal

    The new 3-in-1 Newton Laboratory Carton Tester (LCT) from Cerulean is the first equipment to quality test a whole carton.

    The LCT carton tester is easy to use and provides highly accurate and realistic quality results for cartons up to 590mm wide and 8mm thick .  It also speeds up testing by removing additional carton sample preparation and equipment.

    The Newton LCT combines three essential quality control tests to measure crease strength and box-forming force. It also measures slip resistance and friction properties to eliminate carton sticking and feeding problems during high speed packing.

    Analysis and reporting through the LCT’s graphic user interface provides data that enables users at all stages of carton production and packing to predict performance and improve packing speeds.  The LCT helps improve supplier performance, facilitates consistent carton quality, reduces downtime and minimises waste.

    The system is suitable for cartons made from corrugated, paper board and waxed carton board. It measures the torque required to bend a crease or form a box, providing an instantaneous curve that shows the torque for every degree of deflection.  This provides easy comparison between sites, batches and carton types to help achieve overall quality consistency.