TFT Pouch Integrity Tester

$14,905.00$16,355.00

The Pouch Integrity Tester model TFT for flexible packages used in the pharmaceutical, medical, and food industries. This instrument has been designated as a pass/fail quality assurance tool, it complies with the Examination and Evaluation Procedures for Flexible Retort Pouch Defects stated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. This instrument also complies with ASTM test method F1140 and F2054. For purchasing information, please contact us.

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Description

The Pouch Integrity Tester model TFT for flexible packages used in the pharmaceutical, medical, and food industries. This instrument has been designated as a pass/fail quality assurance tool, it complies with the Examination and Evaluation Procedures for Flexible Retort Pouch Defects stated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. This instrument also complies with ASTM test method F1140 and F2054.

For many small and odd shaped packages, the seal strength cannot be measured by standard means. Applying a constant force and maintaining it for a predetermined time period will stress the seal over the normal distribution limits. The force at which the package fails will be determined. Upper force limit for each individual package will be determined based on experimental testing.

Applications

  • Flexible packages (pouches containing gases, liquids, creams, ointments)
  • Thermoformed 3D packages
  • Cardboard containers
  • Corrugated board

Specifications

  • Applies desired force for selected time duration
  • Test force range: 40 – 1,000 lb or 50 – 1,000 lb, depending on model
  • Accuracy 2% of reading and ±1 lb resolution
  • Timer range: 1 – 9,999 second
  • Maximum Pouch Size: 6″x 6″ or 8”x 8”, depending on model
  • Stainless steel and anodized aluminum construction
  • Simple force reading verification and adjustment
  • High level of safety – no pinch points, safety interlock
  • Safety assured by light curtain
  • Plate size: 6 x 6 in. (152 x 152 mm) or 8 x 8 in (203 x 203 mm)
  • Maximum clearance when opened: 4” (101 mm)
  • User selectable speed adjustment
  • Dimensions: 18”Lx16”Wx34”H (460x400x865 mm)
  • Instrument weight: 100 pounds (46 kg)
  • Required utilities are 120-240 VAC and 105 psi (7.25 bar) compressed air

This instrument complies with ASTM test methods F1140 and F2054 as well as the Examination and Evaluation Procedures for Flexible Retort Pouch Defects stated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. More information regarding these test methods can be found here: ASTM F1140 Standard Test Methods for Internal Pressurization Failure Resistance of Unrestrained Packages and ASTM F2054 Standard Test Method for Burst Testing of Flexible Package Seals Using Internal Air Pressurization Within Restraining Plates

 

Models

TFT 661

  • Test force range: 40 – 1,000 lb (18 – 450 kg)
  • Maximum pouch size: 6″ x 6″

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TFT 881

  • Test force range: 50 – 1,000 lb (23 – 450 kg)
  • Maximum pouch size: 8″ x 8″

PDF Icon Printable Catalog Available for TFT881

Additional information

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Model

6"x6" pouch, 8"x8" pouch