Top 5 problems in using bursting strength tester and how to solve them

Reviewed by Anurag Mishra (Sr. Technical Consultant)

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The packaging industry is an integral part of our daily lives, and it's essential to ensure that the packages we receive are strong enough to protect their contents. Bursting strength testing is one of the critical aspects of delivering packages accurately, as it helps determine how much pressure a package can withstand before bursting or breaking. Thus to make it easy for the manufacturers to test the quality of packaging materials against bursting, we at Testronix have designed high-quality lab testing equipment, known as a burst testing instrument.

Our bursting testing equipment digital model with the printer is one of the high-quality lab testing equipment that is used to test the bursting strength of the materials and provides accurate burst testing values.

In this blog post, we'll explore why bursting strength testing is so important in the packaging industry and the top 5 problems that most manufacturers face during burst strength testing.       

Test the burst strength of packaging materials easily with a bursting strength tester

In the packaging industry, the use of paper & its related materials has increased over the past few years. Testing the bursting strength of packaging materials is one of the crucial steps in quality control. Thus, we at Testronix Testing Instruments have designed high-quality lab testing equipment, known as a burst testing machine digital with a printer that will help you to calculate the burst factor values or bursting values of the materials when the burst test will get completed.

This high-quality lab testing equipment is a must-have in the packaging industry.  It comes with a push-button operation that simplifies the testing process, making it user-friendly.

With a microprocessor-based display, this tester guarantees precise and consistent test measurements of this quality testing equipment. The instrument also boasts a memory capacity for storing up to nine test readings. Its multidirectional force capability ensures highly accurate test results, while the digital screen further enhances result accuracy.

Besides this, the Testronix burst testing equipment offers a comprehensive solution for precise and reliable testing of bursting strength.

It has been equipped with high-quality features and technical specifications that make it easy for the manufacturers to conduct bursting strength tests on the specimen.

Below we have listed the benefits of the Testronix bursting strength tester.

Benefits of Testronix bursting strength tester digital with the printer

The bursting strength tester digital printer offers several benefits in the packaging industry. Here are the key points highlighting its advantages:

  1. Push Button Operation: The tester features a user-friendly push-button operation, making it easy to use and reducing the complexity of testing procedures.

  2. Inbuilt Thermal Printer: The built-in thermal printer ensures accurate reports, allowing for quick and reliable documentation of test results.

  3. Microprocessor-Based Display: The tester is equipped with a microprocessor-based display, ensuring precise and consistent test results by eliminating manual errors.

  4. Peak Hold Facility: The peak hold feature enables the tester to retain the maximum value of the test result in its memory, making it convenient for analysis and comparison.

  5. Memory Capacity: With the ability to store up to nine test readings, the tester provides easy access to previous results for reference and analysis.

  6. Highly Accurate Results: The tester delivers highly accurate test results even under multidirectional force, ensuring reliable data for evaluating the strength of packaging materials.

  7. Digital Screen: The digital screen enhances result accuracy by providing clear and easy-to-read measurements, minimizing the chances of misinterpretation.

  8. Strong Gripping Clamps: The tester is equipped with robust gripping clamps that securely hold the specimen during testing, preventing slippage and ensuring accurate results.

  9. Grooved Structure of Test Specimen Holder: The grooved structure of the test specimen holder ensures a firm grip, improving the reliability and consistency of test measurements.

  10. Uniform Grip: By uniformly tightening the operating wheel, the tester maintains a consistent and reliable grip on the specimen, minimizing variations in test results.

Additionally, this quality tester has a capacity range of 0-40 kg/cm², a digital LED display for clear visibility, and an accuracy of ±1% within 10% to 90% of the entire range as per IS:1828 with a master gauge. The least count or resolution of the tester is 0.1 kg/cm², ensuring precise measurements even for subtle variations in bursting strength.

You can read more on the importance of the significance of bursting strength testers in the packaging industry. Now, let us discuss the problems that occur during the bursting strength test and how you can easily solve them.

Challenges faced during burst strength test and how to solve it

Below we have listed different issues one can face during a burst strength test with its solutions:

  1. One of the biggest problems one is facing during the bursting strength test is the socket not working. If this happens to you then you should check the mains supply in the socket.

  2. The second issue that bursting tester users face is glycerin leakage. If you are facing the same problem, then you should tighten the lower jaw with a tightening wrench.

  3. The third issue is the sample not bursting properly and the main cause of this problem is when the diaphragm is busted. You can easily change the diaphragm with the new one.

  4. The next issue that arises in the bursting strength tester is the unexpected readings on the load indicator. This will happen due to the wrong placement of the specimen. Therefore, it is important for you to check the placement of the specimen accurately.

  5. Last but not least is the unusual noise coming from the specimen. For this, you can open the machine and check the loose screws. Tighten them accurately to ensure accuracy in test results.

These are 5 challenges one can face during a burst strength test. If you are facing these types of issues then you can easily give us a call at +91 9313 140 140 or email us at We will assist you regarding all your needs and queries.

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