What safety precautions should be taken before operating the drop tester?

Reviewed by Anurag Mishra (Sr. Technical Consultant)

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Drop testing is an essential process for determining how well products can withstand impacts during transportation or everyday use. It helps manufacturers ensure that their products meet quality standards and offer maximum protection to consumers. However, without proper safety measures in place, operating a drop tester can be a bit challenging. Therefore, it is important for the manufacturers of the paper and packaging industry to take care of some precautions before operating the drop strength tester for their packages.

In this blog, we will discuss a brief drop tester and its easy-to-operate procedure. We will also discuss some useful tips for safety precautions that you must take before operating this lab testing instrument. So, let us get started!

Test the Drop Strength of Your Packaging Boxes with a Manual Drop Tester

When the products are shipped in corrugated boxes then testing their strength and durability is of utmost importance. Thus, with the help of an accurate lab testing instrument known as a drop tester, manufacturers can easily assess the dropping ability of boxes and ensure that accurate products will be delivered to the customers.

Through subjecting a wide range of products to rigorous drop tests, manufacturers can gauge their ability to withstand accidental drops or mishandling during transportation or usage. Drop tester manual model is one of the most used lab testing equipment that can be used to test the durability of boxes against higher drops.

Testronix drop tester manual model has been designed with provision to the uplift mechanism with adjustable drop height. Besides this, it can easily perform angular drop tests along with straight drop tests and comes with a noise-free operation.

You can save your business from costly mishaps with the help of this quality testing equipment.  This quality testing equipment plays an efficient role in e-commerce packaging.

Below we have listed the technical specifications of this quality testing equipment:

  • 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

  • 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): 950x600 mm

These are the technical specifications of this quality testing equipment. If you want to test the specimen accurately with this high-quality lab testing instrument.

Now, let us discuss the working procedure of this drop-testing machine.

Working of Drop Testing Machine

1. Prepare the specimen by taking the corrugated box you want to test. Close all the sides of the corrugated box properly and apply tape on the sides to fasten them firmly. 

2. Place the specimen on the platform in the centre. 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.  Now place the sample on the platform.

4. 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 bend and the sample will fall down. Now observe the sample for any kind of damage to check the drop strength of the corrugated box.

In this way, you can easily operate this testing machine. Manufacturers of the paper and packaging industry can easily ascertain the transportworthiness of boxes and ensure that accurate products will be delivered to the customers.

Now, let us discuss some safety precautions that should be taken before operating the drop tester.

Top 5 safety precautions should be taken before operating the drop tester

  • Read the User Manual: Always start by thoroughly reading and understanding the user manual provided by the manufacturer. This will provide specific instructions and safety guidelines for your particular drop tester model.

  • Inspect the Equipment: Before each use, inspect the drop tester for any signs of wear and tear, damage, or loose parts. Ensure that all safety features are working correctly. You can easily get a pre-inspection detailed video by consulting with us.

  • Clear Workspace: Clear the area around the drop tester of any obstacles, tripping hazards, or flammable materials. Ensure there is adequate space for the equipment to operate safely.

  • Accurately place the specimen: Whenever you conduct a drop strength test on the materials you need to place the specimen accurately to ensure that you will get reliable lab testing results.

  • Regular Maintenance: Schedule regular maintenance and inspections of the drop tester to keep it in optimal working condition.

With these top 5 precautions, kept in mind, you can easily operate this lab testing instrument. If you need more information about the use of our quality testing equipment or want to know about drop tester prices, then you can give us a call at +91 9313140140 or email us at info@testronixinstruments.com. Our team of technical experts will assist you.

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