How to Test Specimen Accurately With a Drop Tester?

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If you are working in the packaging industry then you must have an idea about the damage caused while dropping the cartons from a certain height during transportation and shipping. Thus, it is very important for you to determine whether your material is strong enough or not before delivering it to your customers. For this, Testronix drop tester comes into existence. This amazing testing equipment is accelerated straight down from underneath the test specimen, imparting no rotational forces and insuring a flat drop.

Here in this blog, we are going to provide you with information about how you can easily test your specimen with the help of this lab testing machine.

What is a drop tester and for what purpose it is used?

In the corrugated box industry, testing several factors like strength, durability, and drop strength are important to make sure you are delivering accurate test results. Testronix drop tester is one of the amazing testing instruments that will help you to test the drop strength of the package. This amazing testing instrument has been embedded with high-quality features that make it easy for you to conduct the test. When the drop test will be initiated, then the drop carriage will be accelerated straight down from underneath the testing specimen imparting no rotational forces. Thus, you can easily keep your products safe from harm with the help of this amazing drop tester.

Thus you can easily ensure that the dropping test by dropping a box with different heights and angles and can determine whether it can withstand the dropping forces or not. The drop carriage of the tester falls into slots on the machine’s foundation. It comes with a handheld drop adjustable clamp and manual handle actuated. Now, let us discuss the features and technical specifications of this lab testing instrument.

Features of drop tester manual

There are many features you will get with the use of this lab testing equipment. Here we have listed the features you will get with the use of this lab testing equipment.

  • Provision to lift up test platform by the guide mechanism
  • Adjustable drop height
  • Straight and Angular Drop tests can be performed on a single Instrument
  • Strong Base Plate with durable structure.
  • Lead screw model which load extension capacity
  • Noise-free operation with less maintenance
  • Customizable flaps and platform size  
  • Easy Edge drop and corner drop test
  • Rotating the arm to adjust corrugated boxes on the platform

Technical Specifications:

  • Testing height: Drop Height Min. 750mm, max 1800mm
  • Max. dimension of Box that can be tested: Standard L 465 x W 445 x H 500 mm (Customizable and adjustable on request)
  • Max weight of Box to be tested: Up to 50 Kg
  • Flap Movement: Manual
  • Height Measuring Scale least count: 1mm
  • Rotating Arm: Yes, for edge drop & face drop
  • Base dimension (Floor Space): 950 x 600 mm
  • Top Edge holding device: Adjustable according to sample
  • Material: Mild Steel
  • Dropping platform type: Twin flaps
  • Opening Actuation: Manual through the lever
  • Finish: Mild steel
  • Dropping Platform lift mechanism: Manual  

With these amazing testing instruments, you will be able to conduct the test accurately. Now, let us focus on the steps to commence the test with the help of this lab testing instrument.

Steps to commence test easily with the help of drop tester manual model

If you want to conduct the test with the help of a drop testing machine then you need to prepare the testing specimen first. Once you are done with the preparation of the specimen then you need to place the specimen accurately. Thus, you can easily commence the test by following these below-mentioned steps:

  • First of all, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 open and the sample will fall down.
  • Now observe the sample for any kind of damage to check the drop strength of the corrugated box.

The specimen is carefully examined to measure any kind of damage to the corrugated box or to the product which is placed inside to measure the drop strength of the sample. In this way, you can easily conduct the test with the help of this lab testing instrument. If you won't need any help with the help of this lab testing equipment, then you can easily give us a call at +91 9313 140 140 or email us at Our technical team of experts will provide you with information regarding your queries related to this testing instrument.

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