The beverage industry expends around $300bn per year on packaging globally. In the last few years, there has been a shift towards long term packaging and light weight packaging. The use of PET is increasingly becoming dominant among manufacturers. They are used to package the products as the PET is an excellent obstruct able material with high strength, transparency and thermos stability. Consumers prefer these bottles due to its light weight nature, reseal able, low cost, recyclable nature etc. So, these bottles need to be tested thoroughly using appropriate instrument such as Top load tester.
Almost less than 200 billion bottles of bottled water are consumed all over the world every year. Only about 15% of this quantity is recycled in all recycling plant across the globe. The increase in PET bottle products is linked to consumerism. The people relate the consumption of bottled water with healthy living. The PET bottles have been in the market for several years but more of the products have gained popularity in recent years. In the past few years, the industries that produce carbonated drinks in the country introduced many kinds of PET bottle packages into the market. According to a recent survey, the PET bottles are doing well in the competition with various other packaging materials in the market.
Top Load Tester is used in the PET bottle industry. It discloses the load bearing capacity of the bottles when they are stacked in warehouses. A load from the top is exerted on the sample in a controlled manner. The load is applied to deformity appears.
Manufacturing various containers of plastics like PET bottles and jars assures that products can bear the external forces. The forces can occur at the time of capping, refilling, stacking or storage. The Top Load Tester manufacturer design these testing machines according to the requirement of light weighing and importance that arises in PET industries. So, they offer these instruments at an affordable range of Top Load Testers. The machine measures the top load strength of PET products and helps the manufacturers to analyse the strength in a better way.
Specifications of Range of Top Load testers are:
- It gives an accuracy of ±2% full scale (with master load)
- Least count is 0.1kgf
- Maximum load range is 100kgf
- Display is digital
Some of the features are:
- Digital display for accuracy and repeatability
- In house calibration facility
- Peak load hold facility
- Bright LED display
- Option for the user to switch off the machine in case of buckling of the test sample