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TOP LOAD testers for bottles

Highlights:
  • TOP LOAD testing
  • Pre-configured package
  • 2 sizes available
  • Live graphing
  • Force vs travel results
Series code: TOP LOAD
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  • 3D pdf
  • Plan
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Top-load & Crush Resistance Testers

TOP LOAD & Crush Resistance Testers

ANDILOG's STENTOR II provides a complete, ready to use top compression force measurement system for use on PET plastic bottles or containers required in the packaging, pharmaceutical and beverage industries.

This quality control requirement is called a top load strength test or crush test, it ensures:

  • Strength, stacking and stability information for the critical stages of storage, transport and display
  • Identifying thinned areas in the walls of bottles, which can result in bottle and/or stackability weaknesses (damage/safety)
Thanks to the features of the STENTOR II, performing a  top load test has never been simpler. This model offers the advantage to measure and display in real time the axial compression force applied to the bottle, and to set a deflection limit. The color touch screen also simultaneously displays the curve, the force applied and the maximum compression or the force at deflection value.

 

TOPLOAD tester by Andilog

TOP LOAD tester by ANDILOG

ANDILOG offers two complete, all-in-one TOP LOAD test systems (which include motorized test stand, an integrated controller, a load cell and two compression platen). Those pre-configured systems allow for quick, easy setups along with accurate repetitive and comprehensive measurements.
The  TOP LOAD 1000/2000 provides an easy method for carrying out compression tests on bottles or other small containers, of any shape.  These instruments can be used in workshops or laboratory environments.

Tester Size:

  • The TOP LOAD 1000 is suitable for containers up to 350mm (14 in) height
  • The TOP LOAD 2000 is suitable for containers up to 400mm (16 in) height
TOPLOAD - Types of test

Types of tests

Different test methods can be followed. The most used methods measure:

  • Compression, up to detecting the break point, with automatic return to the original (start) position
  • Crush resistance to a desired deflection/distance (i.e. force required to crush 10mm of a bottle)
  • Peak compression force measurement of the bottle at a desired height
  • Travel measurement at a force (i.e. the travel to compress a bottle 100N)

All of these tests and methods can be performed with an ANDILOG TOP LOAD tester.

TOPLOAD - Working principles

Working principles

An operator places a test bottle (or container) atop the wide bottom platen, which is threaded to the test stand's working table, then presses the START button. The trop compression platen automatically travels down (at a fixed speed) and applies a compression force to the botle.

As the test is being performed, the test data (force, travel distance and the force vs. travel curve) is displayed, in real time. Once the test's condition have been met, it returns to its original position in readiness for the next bottle/test.

The color touch screen simultaneously displays the curve, the force applied and the maximum compression, or the force at deflection value or the break point.

TOP LOAD - Data acquisition and connection

Data acquisition and evaluation

The TOP LOAD has several methods of data acquisition:

  • The internal memory saves results from up to 2000 (i.e. 2000 Maximum values). Then using the optional RSIC LAB software or an optional USB data recorder DATASTICK II, the data can be downloaded to a PC
  • DATASTICK II (optional): save results and curves on a USB drive and then export them to a computer.
  • CALIFORT (optional): advanced command and analysis software that allows you to maximize the use of your material testing system; setup and control complex test sequences, ensure data traceability and autoamatically produce test reports.
TOP LOAD  Remote interchangeable load cell

Interchangeable, remote load cells

TOP LOAD testers are supplied with a highly accurate force load cell designed to provide repeatable results. The force accuracy is 0.1% of the load cell's capacity and with a data acquisition of 1000Hz.

The force load cells are equipped with Plug and Play SPIP technology, which stores all theirs calibration parameters. You can swap out a load cell in accordance with your testing requirement; the load cell is automatically recognized by ANDILOG’s TOP LOAD testers.

Key Features:
  • Live graphing
  • Complete, ready ready to be used
  • Compatible with optional CALIFORT material testing software
  • Interchangeable remote load cell
  • Pre-load feature
  • Small footprint
  • 110V/220V
  • Adjustable speed from 5 to 350mm/min
  • Travel resolution: 0.02mm
 
Supplied with:
  • A STENTOR II, single column, motorized test stand
  • A remote load cell, capacity 1000N or 2000N – accuracy 0.1% FS
  • A top compression platen: diameter 50mm
  • A wide bottom compression platen: diameter 100mm
  • Calibration certificate
  • An operating manual 
Series code: TOP LOAD
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ANDILOG TECHNOLOGIES is a recognized specialist for over 25 years in measuring instruments for force and torque applications in the industrial and research markets. We achieved this goal thanks to a culture of innovation and a strict quality policy. For each measurement case of force or torque, Andilog is creating an innovative and ergonomic solution. We offer measuring devices such as test benches, software, force and torque gauges, digital displays, manual and motorized test stands. We also have every possibility of calibration in force and torque in our laboratory. Our experience as a designer, a manufacturer and an integrator of portable force measuring systems allows us to offer integrated products into complete systems for assembly or manufacturing. All these products feature the latest technologies and are designed for ease of use by industry technicians, laboratory or research.

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