HST180 Short Seal Strength Tester for Smaller Trays and Pouches (sample width 1/2″, 1″, 15 mm, tray max 3.5″ deep)

For rigid and flexible packages. Complies with ASTM test method F88. Please contact us for purchasing information.

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  • Stainless steel and anodized aluminum construction
  • 100% pneumatic grippers improve testing ease and speed
  • Stepper motor design quipped with a digital controller
  • Digital Force Gauge can easily be removed for calibration
  • Zero backlash ball screw with permanent lubrication
  • High level of safety – no pinch points, safety interlock equipped
  • Mobile gripper automatically returns to start position.
  • 3.75” (95mm) maximum cross head travel
  • 2.75” (70mm) maximum cross head travel for adjustable travel
  • User can test any tray with sides over 1 ¼” and up to 3” depth
  • RS-232 Data output for use with VEI data collection software
  • Cross head speed 12 inches per minute (calibrated)
  • May be factory programmed with other speeds (up to 36 ipm)
  • Includes tray universal sample cutter
  • Includes 1” wide sample cutter for pouches
  • Dimensions: 22”L x 10”W x 11”H (560mm x 254mm x 280mm)
  • Instrument weight: 34 pounds (16 kilograms)
  • Required utilities are 120/230 VAC and 60 psi compressed air


  • Rigid thermo-formed trays
  • Flexible packages (pouches)
  • Cups (holding fixture required)
  • Other containers

This instrument complies with ASTM test method F88. More information regarding this test method can be found here: ASTM F88 Standard Test Method for Seal Strength of Flexible Barrier Materials

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Additional information

Weight 44 lbs
Dimensions 39 x 13 x 10.5 in