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Model: C0039 Series

The Crease & Stiffness Tester is used to test carton board, paper, printing and packaging materials. These are important measures to have correct and
uniform. As board stiffness and crease recovery (spring back) is important in the performance of cartons on high-speed packaging machines and when manual folding. The value of crease stiffness is technically important in the folding of carton blanks during their erection and closure.

The crease recovery (spring back) can result in forces, which distort the erected carton or cause stresses to be applied to closures, which reduce their effectiveness. Crease recovery is determined by the decrease in the resistance offered by the creased board after it is folded 90° at the crease measuring the recovery force after 15 secs. Board Stiffness is determined by bending a 50mm length of the board through a 15° angle.

Crease & Stiffness Tester

 

Options:

  • Crease & Stiffness Cutter required (to cut samples)
  • Radius folding jaw
  • 90-degree standard jaw
  • Adjustable bend length
  • Data Acquisition Software

Crease & Stiffness Cutter
Model C0016

IDM’s precision cutter is designed to assist in the easy and accurate cutting of sample specimens for both crease stiffness and bending stiffness testing.

SAMPLES:

  • Crease stiffness testing 38 x 36mm
  • Board samples 70 x 38mm

 

The CF800-XS Precision Friction Tester determines Static and Kinetic Friction of packaging materials to ASTM, BS, ISO and TAPPI standards.

Accuracy and versatility in testing is vital, and the CF800-XS Precision Friction Tester provides the technology and range of options to deliver for your specific needs. An intelligent controller and touchscreen user interface stores multiple settings for later recall and controls settings to ensure calibrated accuracy to international testing standards.

The successful processing of flexible films or paper and board is largely dependent on the correct coating of ‘SLIP’ additives applied to the material. The successful forming of the material requires easy sliding or flow over formers on the packaging machine where at high-speed acute angles can change the direction of flow to produce a tube or pouch. The application of ink on the film will cause the properties of slip to change, therefore the need to measure and control Coefficient of Friction is paramount.

CF800-XS Precision Friction Tester

 

With features like:

  • 5.7″ touchscreen controller for precise control and measurement of force, distance, and speed
  • Memory recipe function for a quick and accurate recall of settings
  • Vacuum suction across the test bed for fast clamping of test material
  • Optional heated test bed for determination of ‘Hot Slip’ values.