1270 PCA Score Bend & Opening Force Tester

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

Description

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 also corrugated score quality.
  • 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 fewer reworks, rejects and down-time.

Bending Fixture for TAPPI T577

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.  This fixture meets the industry standard for TAPPI T577.

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.

Score Quality Fixture

This fixture is used to measure score quality of corrugated/cardboard containers according to TAPPI T829.

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 WinWedge Software for Data Aquisition
  • Auto-zero & Semi-automatic calibration
  • Automatic return with overload protection
  • RS-232 interface
  • Meets TAPPI Standard T577, T829

Note: also referenced as the PCA Scorebend Tester

Additional information

Air Pressure Requirements

75 psi/5.2 bar

Crosshead Speed

5 – 500 mm/min (0.2 – 20 in/min)

Distance Units

inches, centimeters, millimeters (selectable)

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)

Fuse Rating

6 amp at 110 V, 60 Hz, 3 amp at 220 V, 50 Hz

Industry

Corrugated, Cardboard, Foils/Metals, Food Testing, Medical, Packaging, Paperboard

List of Standards

TAPPI T577, TAPPI T829

Load Cell

500g, 20N, 50N, 100N

Model Name

1270 PCA Score Bend Tester

Output

RS-232, Parallel Port, Chart Recorder

Part Number

1270-2000

Position Measurement Accuracy

0.1% of full scale distance

Power Consumption

Operating: 33 W Stand by: 28 W

Power Requirements

110V 50 or 60Hz

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

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

Software Available

WinWedge Data Acquisition Software

Testing Property

Bending Resistance, Opening Force, Coefficient of Friction, Score Bend

Downloads

Score Quality Test

PCA Score Bend Tester