Food sachet compression test

Requirement

To compress six sachets of ketchup or mayonnaise until failure of the packaging occurred.

The peak compressive force was required as the test result.

The test was deemed complete when a sudden drop in load was detected or release of the sample was evident.

Solution

A complete system was supplied including fixtures. The compression plate and extension rod were not connected, so giving a self-centering capability.

A manual stand was used to enable the operator to immediately stop once the test was completed.

The fixtures were made of aluminium for easy cleaning after each test. Test results were in the region of 300-400 N.

System

  • MDD Manual Test Stand
  • AFTI Display and Mounting Bracket
  • 1000 N S-Beam Loadcell

Supplied to

Nichols Food, UK

MDD Precision HandwheelManual Test Stand

Precision (Wheel)
MDD Precision Handwheel

The MDD is a precision, manually-operated test stand featuring a leadscrew and reinforced crosshead, whose movement is controlled by a handwheel.

Portable and can be bench-mounted for use in a vertical or horizontal position. Fit a digital height scale to measure crosshead movement.

Combine with any Mecmesin digital force gauge to measure tension and compression up to 1000 N.

Precision (Lever)
LCP/S Precision Lever

The LCP/S is a precision, manually-operated test stand featuring a rack-and-pinion with reinforced crosshead, whose movement is controlled by a lever.

Compact, portable and can be bench-mounted for use in a vertical position. Fit a digital height scale to measure crosshead movement.

Combine with any Mecmesin digital force gauge to measure tension and compression up to 500 N.

Basic (Wheel)
ValuTest-D Handwheel

The ValuTest-D is a simple, manually-operated test stand featuring a basic leadscrew and moving crosshead controlled by a handwheel.

Bench-mounted for use in a vertical position. Not recommended for applications requiring precise measurement of crosshead movement.

Combine with any Mecmesin digital force gauge to measure tension and compression up to 1000 N.

Basic (Lever)
ValueTest-L Lever

The ValuTest-L is a simple, manually-operated test stand featuring a basic rack-and-pinion with reinforced crosshead, whose movement is controlled by a lever.

Can be bench-mounted for use in a vertical position. Not recommended for applications requiring precise measurement of crosshead movement.

Combine with any Mecmesin digital force gauge to measure tension and compression up to 500 N.

Manually-operated test stands are compact, portable, and can be bench-mounted for ergonomic use.

Combine with any Mecmesin digital force gauge to measure tension and compression up to 1000 N.

Force gauge sold separately.

AFTIAdvanced Force and Torque Indicator

A versatile force and torque display unit, with interchangeable 'smart' sensors, that provides high accuracy and flexibility.

The AFTI can be used as a handheld device for mobile applications or it can be used as the measurement device for integration into your own test rig.

 

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