Top 5 Things to Consider While Maintaining Edge Crush Tester

Reviewed by Anurag Mishra (Sr. Technical Consultant)

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The edge crush test is an industry-standard method for measuring the strength of a corrugated box. This test determines how much force it would take to collapse the cardboard along with its weakest point, which is usually against one of the flaps or at either end of the box. The higher this number, the stronger your boxes will be once they're packed and shipped off to their final destination. The edge crush test can also help you determine whether or not your packaging material meets certain standards that specify requirements for shipping containers such as food storage requirements. Testronix Edge Crush Tester Digital model is one of the widely used testing instruments that are used by many manufacturers to improve the quality of their products by effective testing. Testronix is a leading supplier and manufacturer of testing instruments that make sure your products will perform better when deliver to their customers.

Here in this blog, we are going to provide you with information about the edge crush tester and how it can be used to improve the quality of your corrugated boxes. We will also discuss 5 crucial steps that you can easily take to maintain this amazing testing machine. So, let us get started!

How Testronix edge crush tester is different from other testing machine brands?

The packaging industry is a booming industry that is growing exponentially. There are many different manufacturers of testing instruments in the market, but Testronix Testing Instruments can meet the needs of any business in the packaging industry. Our instruments are designed to withstand harsh conditions and provide accurate, reliable results at all times. One of the most effective testing instruments manufactured by us is the edge crush tester. This testing instrument comes with a digital display and helps in measuring the edgewise compressive strength of corrugated boxes. This RCT/FCT/Edge Crush Tester digital model from Testronix will easily display the crush resistance in terms of kg/unit length and for a better understanding of peak load, the final peak load will be reported as an ECT value. Hence you can easily make use of this testing machine to measure the ECT value of the box accurately.

Besides this, the Testronix edge crush tester digital model can bear the maximum load up to 100kgf and the test speed range of this testing machine will be 12.5 ± 2.5 mm/min. To monitor the load, you put on the specimen, the peak load indicator will be provided with a digital readout and peak hold feature. With this single testing instrument, you can easily conduct various tests like:

  • Edge crush test
  • Ring crush test
  • Flat crush test

This instrument has wide application and can be used for corrugated boxes for testing the edge-wise compression strength. This instrument runs on a ¼ HP, 30 rpm single phase motor and comes with a safety feature like up and down fixed and movable limit switch rings. Thus, with the help of the Testronix testing machine, we guarantee you that you will get increased profits with effective testing.

5 crucial tips you should remember for maintaining the edge crush tester

As we have discussed above the edge crush tester is one of the most effective testing instruments that will effectively test corrugated boxes and make sure that you deliver the accurate product to your customers. Here we have listed some amazing tips that will help you to maintain these testing instruments easily. So, let us get started!

  • If you want that the Testronix edge crush tester would run easily then you should ensure to do greasing every three months. This will make the machine work for a longer time and you will not face any errors while testing.
  • Another important point that you should remember is that you should tighten the V-belt drive every three months and check it for regular wear and tear. If you think that your V-belt has been worn out, then we suggest you replace it immediately.
  • You should also apply the grease regularly on the lead screw of vice-type grips every three months.
  • The perpendicularity of grips should also be checked every three months to make sure that the test will be performed accurately.
  • Whenever you purchase the machine, then you should make sure to verify its calibration every six months. We at Testronix will provide you in-house calibration facility so that your testing machine will stay top-notched.

These are 5 useful tips that you should remember to maintain the edge crush tester, digital model. To know more about this testing machine, give us a call at +91 9313 140 140 or email us at We make sure that you will get enough information about our products and guide you well regarding the working.

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