Having the Optimal Chuck is Key

Torqo Chuck Options

EDM Chuck – the EDM Chuck works for serrated, CR/CT, and TEB closure types. It is a single dimension. Each cap diameter requires its own EDM chuck (closure compatibility: diameter: <100mm; height: <50mm). Each serration also requires its own chuck, most tall caps are supported using a deep chuck housing. The ideal application for the…

Improve Ergonomics and Cycle Time

Pump & Sprayer Grippers

Using Mesa Labs’ automated torque analyzers testers can improve the ergonomics and cycle time when compared to other automatic and manual torque testers. One of the ergonomic benefits of using the SureTorque line of torque equipment is the automated and controlled (validate-able) closure and bottling gripping process. To make the closure gripping process as easy…

Mesa to Present at BevTech

Presentation: Automated Production Line QA Testing – Bottle Closure Torque and Application Angle

Manual and semi-automatic bottle closure torque testing devices, used in beverage operations to validate seal integrity and to ensure consumer open ability, can be replaced by either a fully automated torque and mechanical application angle tester or a vision system based application angle tester. At this year’s BevTech, Gabor Szakacs shares his extensive knowledge on…

Variable Mounting

Is Tooling Interchangeable between SureTorque ST-S3 and ST-120S?

Most tooling is interchangeable between Mesa’s SureTorque ST-S3 and ST-120S. There are certain situations when they will not be interchangeable. For example, if you own an older ST-120S model that has the “standard” clamps, the mounting is different from the parallel clamp mounting. Examples shown below: Parallel/centering clamps: (pros: tool less / quick change-over, no settings…

Operator Safety

How to be “Hands On” with Operator Safety

While operating Torque analyzers, operators can be exposed to safety hazards such as pinch-points, broken glass projectiles, chemicals, and potentially hazardous spills. These risks stem from a range of environments: from working with bleach and blood products to  testing pressurized glass bottles. It is important to consider the safety of operators and understand what we…

Manage Your Calibration

3 Solutions for SureTorque Calibration

To make sure you are consistently getting the most accurate results from your SureTorque products, Mesa Labs recommends yearly calibrations. To meet your needs, we currently offer 3 different ways to manage your calibration: On-site calibrations Send your lab equipment to us Laboratory calibration kit For more information on how Mesa Labs can help you…

Child-resistant closure challenges

Top 5 Challenges of Child-Resistant Closures

Child-resistant (CR) closures can pose several challenges. Below are the top 5: 1. Repeatable topload: Topload or, in other words, the push-down force on the outer shell, can create excessive and varying friction between the closure and bottle threads. Varying friction translates to varying torque readout, therefore it is critical to apply repeatable topload. 2.…