Pouch Compression Tester

This is an equipment suitable to evaluate the overall seal integrity of liquid filled pouches when subjected to external compressive force.

The pouch is pressed between 2 platens with increasing force till the pouch ruptures.

The max force required to rupture the pouch is recorded as the Pouch Compression Force.

The equipment can also be programmed to press the pouch only upto a preset load and hold the force on it for a preset period of time.

Confirms to Canadian Food Inspection Agency Test Methods.

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Description

Pouch Compression Tester  ( Static + Dynamic Load Tester )
Pneumatic Model with constant rate of loading.
Working principle : Constant rate of loading. (load is increased on the pack gradually)
Suitable for testing the Seal Integrity of Liquid / Gas Filled – Pouches / Sachets / Blister-packs.
Suitable for 10 ml – 1,500 ml or larger packs.


Models Available :   


Model # P500D

Capacity :                                500 Kgf                  (Multiple units of measurement : Kgf / Lbf / N are available from Menu)
Least Count / Resolution :      0.5 Kgf
Accuracy :                               0.2% of Full Scale (i.e. 1 Kgf)


Model # P1000D

Capacity :                                1000 Kgf                  (Multiple units of measurement : Kgf / Lbf / N are available from Menu)
Least Count / Resolution :      1 Kgf
Accuracy :                               0.2% of Full Scale (i.e. 2 Kgf)


Model # P1500D

Capacity :                                1500 Kgf                  (Multiple units of measurement : Kgf / Lbf / N are available from Menu)
Least Count / Resolution :      1 Kgf
Accuracy :                               0.2% of Full Scale (i.e. 3 Kgf)


Safety Options :


Safety Shield Option 1 : Interlock Port        Included

  • An out-port will be provided with a special plug and socket.
  • You can make your own safety enclosure and connect the microswitch’s NO connection to the plug.
  • The machine will operate only when the microswitch is in pressed condition.
  • If microswitch is released, the machine will stop and reverse automatically.
  • If you donot want to use the safety option, you can bypass the system by shorting the 2 wires together.

                        PROs : Cheapest option. You can make your own enclosure or safety shield concept.
                        CONs : None in particular.


Safety Shield Option 2 : Safety Shield Cabinet (Extruded Aluminum Structure) with Interlock 

  • A cabinet will enclose the Moving part of the machine.
  • All sides of the cabinet will have transparent Acrylic for natural illumination / visibility.
  • The front door will have a magnetic latch and microswitch.
  • The door needs to be opened for sample placement.
  • Without door in position, machine will NOT START.
  • If door is opened in the middle of the test sequence, the machine will stop and reverse automatically.

                        PROs : Looks much superior. Hinged door is easier to open for sample change.
                        CONs : Higher Cost.


General Features of the machine :


Digital model
Heavy duty load cell mounted under the lower platform measures the direct force on the pouch.
Backlit LCD Display
Embedded Push Buttons on control panel.
Peak hold facility for registration of maximum reading.
Auto-calibration facility using 50 / 100 Kg Deadweight
Overload cutoff at max capacity.


Platform Size Options : 


Standard Platform size :       L= 200mm x W= 200mm       (Approx)
Max Pouch size :       L= 200mm x W= 200mm x H=45mm       (Approx)

Large Platform size :            L= 300mm x W= 200mm       (Approx)
Max Pouch size :       L= 300mm x W= 200mm x H=70mm         (Approx)
Large Platform Size is available only in 1000 Kgf or higher model.

Extra Large Platform size :   L= 400mm x W= 300mm       (Approx)
Max Pouch size :       L= 400mm x W= 300mm x H=90mm         (Approx)
Large Platform Size is available only in 1000 Kgf or higher model.

Note : Other platform sizes (small or large) are also available.


Note : Computerised models (P 500/1000/1500 DDX) also available


This equipment is suitable for :

1) Dynamic Load Test          (Destructive Mode)

Test Type : Press till failure
In this method, the sample is compressed until the pouch bursts.

2) Dynamic Load Test          (Non-Destructive Mode)

Test Type : Press till Load Setpoint. Then release.
In this method, the sample is compressed only upto the Load setpoint Pre-Determined by the user. If the pouch bursts before the set-point is achieved, then this becomes a destructive test. The machine automatically stops on sample failure or when the preset-load is achieved. Whichever is earlier.

3) Static Load Test                (Non-Destructive Mode)      

Test Type : Press till Load Setpoint. Hold till Time Setpoint. Then release.
Also known as : Pressure Decay Test
In this method, the sample is compressed upto the Load setpoint Pre-Determined by the user. Then, the force is held on the pouch for some time (predetermined by the user). After the times elapses, the machine automatically returns to the original position. If the pouch bursts before the set-point is achieved, then this becomes a destructive test. The machine automatically stops on sample failure or when the preset-load-time is achieved. Whichever is earlier.

Note : The Static Load Test is done as per test specifications detailed in point # 4.1.2 of Chapter 4 of the “Flexible Retort Pouch Defects – Identification & Classification” by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.


Utilities Required (To be supplied by the buyer) :

  • Power Supply : 230/110 Volts AC at 50/60 Hz. (Fluctuation Free Power required)
  • Compressed Air supply at 5 – 6 kg/cm2                (Rust, Dirt and Moisture Free Supply)

A suitable FR (Air Filter + Pressure Regulator will be supplied with the machine.

  • 50 / 100 Kg Cast Iron Weights

These weights are required for calibration at the time of installation and then every 6-months for routine calibrations.


IQOQ Documentation Set available for Pharmaceutical companies

Additional information

Capacity

500 Kgf, 1000 Kgf, 1500 Kgf

Software

With Software, Without Software

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