Cap Torque Tester and Packaging Control

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The torque tester is used to control the opening and closing torque of product which are equipped with a screwing or twisting closure cap.

CAPPING MACHINE ADJUSTMENT.

It will allow you to measure with precision the torque measurement of the screwing head. 3 possible devices:

1-AT2E BT ETA Torque – wireless torque bottle gauge. (Available also in version “Top Load” – BT ETA Force to measure the axial load of the capping head).

Advantage: Maximum torque measurement under real conditions at the full production speed. Allows a quick preventive analysis of equipment without disassembling the machine.

Disadvantages: The statistics (Lot Number, Product Name, Operator Name, Number Line, acceptable limits) are not included in the captured data and should be handled separately. No print or data transfer capability.

2-AT2E BT ETA 5 – Based on the cap torque tester TMV5 system

Advantage: All the functionality of TMV5 (Touch Screen, Statistics,connections to printers or PC) Achieves nominal speed during the starting phase but does not correspond to full speed conditions.

Allows for quick preventive analysis of equipment without disassembling the machine. Disadvantages: Cannot make measurements at full speed. The bottle has to be placed inside the capping machine 3 steps before screwing head. Achieves nominal speed during the starting phase but does not correspond to full speed conditions.

3-AT2E TM + Torque wrench gauge based on TMV5 technology.

Advantage: All the functionality of TMV5 (Touch Screen, Statistics, connections to printers or PC) with a static measurement.

Disadvantages: Depending on the capping machine having enough space, some parts may have to be removed. The measurement is made when the equipment is stopped so the results will not be 100% representative of full speed production.

PRODUCTION LINE CONTROL
Once torque tolerances have been defined, the cap torque tester is used as a torque control device on the final product. If the measurement are out of the limits, the capping machine needs to be adjusted. Depending on the production process, it could be necessary to control the opening torque, 24hours after the packaging process. Temperature variations can modify product characteristic with a result of different torque measurement.

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