ST-LAB5 Automatic Cap Torque Tester
Sure Torque’s ST-LAB series is the most automated closure Torque Tester on the market, with the ability to handle the most varied container and closure types.
The newest models of the ST-LAB family have user configurable automatic Top Load control for testing Child Resistant closures.
Main features of the new ST-LAB:
- Programmable Top Load control
- Application angle measurement
- Fully automatic
- Quick testing (10-15 sec)
- Statistics on test type/sample type (average, sigma, cpk, in/under/over range)
- SD card
The difference between the ST-LAB5 and the LAB-PRO2D is only the form and the size. The LAB-2D carries on the usual form of the ST-LAB series and can handle bigger samples. The operating machinery and electronics is the same for both instruments.
Industries: Beverage, Food, Pharmaceutical, Packaging
Areas: Laboratory, Production
- Release torque testing without breaking seal integrity
- Child Resistant closure testing with programmable Top Load
- Automatic Application Angle measuring
- Warranty ring application and breaking tests
- Precision capping
- and many more...
Release-application test without breaking the seal integrity of the product. This means: SAVING MONEY and ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLYNESS - the tested and re-torqued sample can be put back on the production line, instead of in the waste - see this savings table.
Automatic top load control enables the simple and accurate testing of the Child Resistant closures.
Application Angle measuring
100% operator independent testing
All movements are fully automatic (not just the rotation, but also the container and closure gripping)
Quick testing – test speed can be set over a wide range
10 different test receipts for the different products
Many included test modes
Multi-level access – operator cannot change the setup parameters or the machine
Direct statistical analysis and report creating
Possibility to add custom test modes at any time (upgrade-file can be sent in email)
- Additional Information
Included accessories 1 set of change parts (container clamp and cap collet)
Pc software and communication cables
Foamed heavy duty transport case
Smartphone requirement No Android version No Measuring range -8.5Nm - +8.5 Nm (cca +/- 75 lbfIn) Units of measurement LbfIn, LbfFt, Nm, dNm, Ncm, kgfcm Displayed values Actual, Max1, (Max2), torque-time graph Accuracy +/- 0,2% F.S. Safe Overload 120% Maximum measuring frequency 80 Hz (12.5 ms) Range analysis Yes – In range / under range / over range Capable closure types any kind of twist cap Maximum sample size D200 x 375 mm Calibration kit included Operation time No DC supply DC 24V with included AD110/230 V adapter Bluetooth range No Included software Data manager for PC Memory 100 results - PLC memory, thousands of results (SD card) Stored data’s measurement nr, peak results, date, time, graph, instrument serial number, comment, calibration date Resistance grade IP 54 Language English, German, Hungarian + custom language Dimensions: Footprint / Height 200x360x480 mm Net weight 14.5 kg Shipping packaging Heavy duty waterproof case as option Shipping dimensions 56x47x27 cm Shipping weight 26 kg Country of Manufacture Hungary Warranty 3 years
Air supply: 6 Bar filtered air with 6 mm tube
Standard test modes:
Range testing – Besides the exact release torque ,out of tolerance readings are indicated by colour signals
Release-apply test. With this test mode it is possible to measure the initial release torque without damaging the temper-proof band and the sealing even on carbonated or aseptic products.
Apply-release test (for finding the relationship between the application and the release torque on several cap-container combinations)
Warranty Ring application and release tests
Strip test - The strip test mode measures the peak torque value, where threads break/deform in an on-torque/application cycle. In this way it is possible to measure the maximum torque that can be applied to a closure/container, without permanent damage of the closure/container threads.
Top load can be configured by for each test individually. By the combined tests top load can be set differentlyfor Application and Release!
Additional test modes in the 'Advanced Top Load' option:
Application angle measurement
A release test where after passing the initial release torque the closure will be fully removed, and the original application angle will also be measured
Top load seek test
Top load will be increased automatically until the closure starts to open (force increment and increment dynamics are configurable)
Watch demo video or download it:
ST LAB video presentation: /download/
Top Load Seek test on Child Resistant closures: