At Mesa Labs, we not only offer precise closure torque testing capability, we provide equipment evaluation of a closure system’s compatibility to container, efficiency of tamper evident techniques, and closure or liner durability. These methods determine how a closure and container conform to performance criteria while assuring product integrity and assists in the evaluation of the capper’s capabilities. With this in mind, here are 5 reasons why a torque analyzer should be a part of the bottling/packaging process:
1. Container cap torque consistency is important, not only for package appearance and product integrity, but for customer satisfaction and consumer safety.
2. We know that today’s consumer’s judge product quality based on many observations which include packaging, appearance and the overall effectiveness or efficacy of the product. Proper cap torque not only impacts the package’s appearance and functionality, the product’s freshness and shelf-life, but more importantly, the consumer’s perception of the manufacturer’s level of quality and concern.
3. Stability of the cap torque is of particular concern, since moisture sensitive products require that the integrity of the container closure and seal be maintained.
4. To achieve the desired level of product quality, the component manufacturer sets certain specifications for acceptable torque values while testing samples based upon this and other criteria.
5. Last, it is not only the torque applied by a capping head that affects the immediate removal torque, but also the top load force, the closure gripping pressure and the container clamping force. Without a computerized analyzer, consistently testing this variable is extremely difficult.
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