The ABC-t fully-automated bottle closure torque tester is a software-controlled test system that measures both initial slip torque and bridge torque across a wide range of roll-on-pilfer-proof (ROPP) closures.
It accurately measures the removal torque of a batch of bottles/closures and automatically retightens each closure on the bottle to avoid liquid spillage.
Results are calculated for overall batch tightness, helping to monitor production for any variance in applied torque by the capping heads.
Problems can be identified and alerted to production immediately, thereby maximising productivity.
Developed by Mecmesin in collaboration with customers from the bottling industry, the ABC-t offers the immediate benefits of increased test throughput and removes the need for an operator to be present for the whole testing period.
A rotary carousel indexes the bottle to the correct position and the torque measuring head is lowered under control allowing the closure to be pneumatically clamped. Emperor Torque software controls the complete test sequence whilst simultaneously capturing all the test data.
Results are then exported to spreadsheets, peripheral devices, and statistical process control (SPC) packages for seamless integration with the factory’s quality system.
The ABC-t creates an automation of the testing process which, not only frees up quality control staff to focus on other tasks, but delivers the controlled test conditions to deliver outstanding measurement repeatability and accuracy.