Online demonstrations and training available from Mecmesin technical sales engineers

May 2020:
Online test equipment and training demos

 

As more people are working from home to reduce non-essential travel, our technical sales engineers can provide online equipment demos or training sessions via web-based video calls.

If possible, send in your own samples and our sales team will be able to present your own products being tested.

Get in touch to discuss your requirements and to arrange an online demo or training session.

Peel testing vacuum-formed containers

Customised engineering example

Semi-rigid thermoformed packaging, sealed by film or foil, is commonly tested by the '45-degree peel method'. This best represents how a person would open the package.

The difficulty for testing semi-rigid packaging is always in mechanically holding the container without it becoming deformed and affecting the peel readings.

Our client was testing food packaging featuring multiple cavities in a thermoformed tray.  Mecmesin designed a custom solution to hold by vacuum the semi-flexible tray in a matched recess, at 45 degrees to the test stand column, and to peel the lid from a corner.

The semi-rigid plastic lid was secured in a vice grip and linked to the force gauge by a flexible chain for ease-of-loading. By using vacuum fixtures operators can hold samples securely and perform quick and efficient peel tests.

 

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