How can you carry a carton drop test with a Testronix drop tester?

Reviewed by Anurag Mishra (Sr. Technical Consultant)

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No one likes receiving damaged goods, but it's an especially frustrating experience when the products are brand new and have never been used. Unfortunately, this is a reality for many online shoppers, as items can be damaged during transit. While some companies offer replacement or refund policies for damaged goods, this doesn't always make up for the inconvenience and frustration of dealing with a "dead on arrival" product.

In order to avoid this situation, it's important to take steps to protect your products during shipment. One way to do this is by using package testing instruments like the Testronix drop strength tester. You will find an angular drop feature that makes it easy for you to test your machine accurately. Here in this blog, we will discuss some of the essential points that you must keep in mind while carrying a carton drop test with the help of the Testronix drop strength tester. But before beginning with the steps to carry out a carton drop test, we will discuss how useful this lab testing equipment is to use while conducting a carton drop test.

Test the dropping ability of cartons with the Testronix drop tester

In a corrugated box manufacturing firm, the manufacturers need to take care of all possible aspects that may lead to damage to corrugated boxes. The firm should have a team of experts who constantly check the different machines used in the manufacturing process and make alterations wherever necessary. 

The materials used for making the boxes should also be of good quality so that they do not get deformed easily. Moreover, the design of the boxes should be such that they can bear heavy weight and are not very fragile. If all these precautions are taken, then it would lead to a lesser number of damaged boxes and consequently lesser financial loss to the firm. Thus, testing the drop strength of packages will help you to make sure that your package will withstand the drops. 

Thus, you can easily keep your products safe from harm with the use of the Testronix drop strength testing machine. 

What makes the drop strength tester the best machine in the manufacturing industry?

When designing a box for shipping, it is important to consider how the box will be handled. Will it be dropped from a height? Will it be placed on its side? What kind of impact will it experience during shipping? These are all important factors to consider, as they can have a significant impact on the box's ability to withstand the rigors of shipping. One way to test these factors is to drop the box from different heights and angles. By doing so, you can determine how the box will respond to different types of impacts. This information can then be used to make adjustments to the design of the box, ensuring that it can withstand the shipping process.

This can easily be done with the help of the Testronix drop strength tester. This lab testing equipment comes with manual as well as pneumatic models. The manual model of this testing instrument comes with a provision to lift up the test platform by a guide mechanism. It comes with adjustable drop height to perform straight and angular drop tests. This durable machine comes with a strong base plate to withstand the package on higher drops. The customizable flaps and platform size will be made to make sure that the test can easily be performed. Thus, the drop strength tester has been made with accuracy and sturdiness. 

The height from which the carton is dropped is an important factor in determining the strength of the carton. If the height is too low, then the carton will not be tested to its full potential. On the other hand, if the height is too high, then the carton may be damaged beyond repair. Therefore, it is important to adjust the height of the drop so that it is just right. The best way to do this is to adjust the height of the package drop properly. This will ensure that the carton is dropped from the correct height and that the results of the test are accurate.

To conduct the carton drop test efficiently, follow the steps mentioned below:

1. Take the corrugated box that you want to test. Close all the sides of the corrugated box properly and apply tapes on the sides to fasten them firmly. 

2. Place the specimen on the platform in the center. Make sure that the specimen is placed in the center of the plate otherwise, the test results would not be correct.

3. Adjust the height of the platform by rotating the wheel which is provided on the side of the device in an upward direction or downward direction.

4. Now place the sample on the platform. Make sure that the specimen is placed in the center of the plate otherwise, the test results would not be correct.

5. Now push down the handle which is provided on the back of the machine to drop the sample from a set height. As you push the handle down, the door of the platform will get bend and the sample will fall down.

6. Now observe the sample for any kind of damage to check the drop strength of the corrugated box.

In this way, you can conduct a carton drop test. Once all the above steps have been followed then you need to evaluate the results.

You can also read about the three mistakes that you should avoid while performing the drop strength test. To know more about this lab testing equipment like drop strength tester price, or other related information, give us a call at +91 9313140140 or email us at Our team of technical experts will easily solve all your queries. 

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