1270 PCA Score Bend & Opening Force Tester

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Quick Overview

The 1270 PCA measures the force to open or bend paperboard and scored paper carton.

1270 Score Bend Tester

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  • 1270 Score Bend Tester
  • Bending Force Fixture - Scored Paperboard
  • Opening Force Fixture - Packaging Testing
  • COF Fixture

Details

Versatile Paperboard & Carton Testing

The ability to predetermine settings in the production of cartons can increase overall efficiency.  Maintaining identical package specifications between the producer and the packager has also shown to be of mutual benefit for increasing savings in less reworks, rejects and down-time.  The 1270 PCA also measures spring back after folding providing critical information for sealing or gluing operations.

  • The 1270 PCA measures the force to open or bend paperboard and scored paper carton.
  • Force data is vital for accurately configuring machinery that controls cartons on form, fill and seal lines and to analyze carton performance for runnability and quality control.
  • Maintaining identical package specifications between the producer and the packager has also shown to be of mutual benefit for increasing savings in less reworks, rejects and down-time.

Bending Fixture

The Bending Fixture uses a pneumatic clamp that is operated with a foot-control pedal. Pneumatic clamping ensures a secure hold and a higher repeatability then manual clamping. The bending plate exerts the force required to bend the sample up to 90 degrees. A set of three reference plates are included that are used to verify accuracy.

Bending Force - An optional bending fixture measures the maximum force to bend a carton sample up to 90°. Measure bending stiffness, score ratio of scored vs unscored paperboard and carton fold springback force.


Opening Fixture

Opening Force - Measures the maximum force required to open a flat folded carton along score lines.


COF Fixture

Consists of a sample platform and sled. The platform provides a travel distance of 203 mm (8 inches). The platform quickly mounts to a support plate above the bending fixture which minimizes time to switch between bending and COF testing. (Part # 1270-3009)

Coefficient of Friction (COF) - Model 1270 PCA includes necessary software to measure static and kinetic coefficient of friction.

Features

  • Software Includes:
    • Opening Force, Bending Force & COF Test Modes
    • Statistics include average, high, low and standard deviation
    • Spring Back of Fold Test
    • Score ratio test mode of scored vs unscored paperboard
    • Test result and curve data for PC interface
    • Optional Data Acquisition Software Program
  • Auto-zero & Semi-automatic calibration
  • Automatic return with overload protection
  • RS-232 interface
  • Meets TAPPI Standard T577

Note: also referenced as the PCA Scorebend Tester

Additional Information

Model Name 1270 PCA Score Bend Tester
Part Number 1270-2000
Industry Corrugated, Foils/Metals, Food Testing, Medical, Packaging, Paperboard
Safety Features Overload protection system - Electronic | Angle over-travel limit switch | Load cell incorporates mechanical limit stops | Upward and downward motion limit switches | Emergency stop button
Force Reading Accuracy 10% to 100% Load Capacity: ±0.25% Measuring Value | Less then 10% Load Capacity: ±0.025% of Load Cell Capacity
Force Units grams, ounces, pounds, newtons, kilograms (selectable)
Testing Property Bending Resistance, Opening Force, Coefficient of Friction, Score Bend
Sample Size - Bending Force Mode Up to 152,4 mm (6 in) sample width | Up to 6,35 mm (0.25 in) sample thickness
Sample Size - Opening Force Mode From 25,4 to 457,2 mm (1in to 18 in) when flat
Air Pressure Requirements 75 psi/5.2 bar
Distance Units inches, centimeters, millimeters (selectable)
Output RS-232, Parallel Port, Chart Recorder
Position Measurement Accuracy 0.1% of full scale distance
Power Requirements 110V 50 or 60Hz
Power Consumption Operating: 33 W Stand by: 28 W
Fuse Rating 6 amp at 110 V, 60 Hz | 3 amp at 220 V, 50 Hz
Load Cell 500g, 20N, 50N, 100N
List of Standards TAPPI T577
Crosshead Speed 5 - 500 mm/min (0.2 - 20 in/min)

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