Mecmesin, through its Australian distributor SI Instruments, has released the MultiTest xt Top Load Tester for plastic bottles and containers.
During filling, capping and storage a container can be subject to considerable vertical loading causing loss of strength and eventual collapse. Top-load testing measures the resistance of the containers to compressive load to the point where they deform or collapse.
Operation is simple using the touch screen interface with one-touch favourite test program selection and quick changeover to different size containers making rapid testing easy
The MultiTest xt features multiple levels of password-protected access. “Master” users have full access to all the test set-up and reporting functions. Pre-defined “read-only” tests can be used by “operators” preventing inadvertent changes to the test parameters.
The touch screen tablet PC has its own reporting and storage facilities, with automatic capturing of top load and free height, and it can also be connected to your network via WiFi and Ethernet connections with results sent directly to a SPC or Quality Monitoring system Results or raw data can be exported directly to Microsoft Excel