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Packaging testing machine

Packaging testing machine

This custom-built machine was designed and manufactured by Ingenia for a major disposable packaging manufacturer to automate the visual leak testing of up to 300 paper containers at a time. Various sizes of container can be accommodated without tool changes and the exact volume of hot liquid dispensed into them can be varied by a teaching cycle set at the beginning of each run. Indexing of each row of 6 containers is by operator start button.

A rigid aluminium extrusion frame holds the stainless steel product tanks with internal heating elements and pump system to ensure the test liquid is kept at the optimum temperature and flow during testing. A mirror finished, full-length undertray gives the operator an unhindered view of any drips or leakage, which may be an indication of a fault or raw material in the process. This test machine is run concurrently with product manufacture thus ensuring staff can make immediate changes to equipment if the test indicates an unsatisfactory set up. Turn handle dispense height adjustment, a tested product collection bin and liquid return at the end of the machine ensure rapid turn around for further tests of different sized products.