The ABC-t is an automated bottle closure tester to measure both initial slip and bridge torque of a complete batch of roll-on-pilfer-proof (ROPP) closures.
Automated batch testing of closures ensures repeatability without the need for an operator during the testing period.
Got a question about this system? Get in touch and speak to one of our Technical Sales Engineers now...
Speak to an expert
Emperor™ Torque software
Easy-to-use software with almost limitless freedom to design and customise torque tests to suit your needs. Developed by Mecmesin in close collaboration with our customers, Emperor™ is now trusted by over 5,000 companies for the detailed testing and evaluation of their products.
Create simple tests for the production line and more complex laboratory tests to prove design standards are met.
Intuitive user interface
Build test routines step by step
Favourite one-touch tests
Real-time graph plotting
Display measured and calculated values
Clear pass/fail indication
Standard and customisable templates
Print results to Adobe PDF format
Export results to Excel and SPC packages
Trusted by over 5,000 customers worldwideLearn more about Emperor
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.
Features and benefits
Features and benefits
- Measure initial slip torque
- Detect bridge torque peak
- Re-apply cap to prevent spillage
- Simple push-button test selection
- Automation frees up time for other tasks
- Identify capping adjustment requirements
- Freely programmable for all torque tests
- Pneumatic actuation for speed and efficiency
Versatile design and ease of operation mean the ABC-t can be customised to meet the specific needs of your bottles and closures.
Speak to one of our Technical Engineers to discuss your requirements.
- Bottle dimensions
- Closure dimensions
- Carousel batch size
- Grip force
- Applied torque
- Test profile: slip, bridge, removal torque
Typically 18 bottles can be fully tested in under 10 minutes.
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.