One of Portugal's oldest and most famous mineral water companies, Água de Luso is using five Mecmesin Tornado digital torque testers to ensure the quality of the tamper-evident caps on their PET bottle packaging.
At the Água de Luso bottling plant in Luso, Portugal, bottles are routinely tested for correct closure torque. Capping machines must cap bottles at a torque that provides a quality-assured, leak-preventing seal but allows consumers easy access to the bottle's contents. No bottler wants leakage: production is affected, product is wasted, and retailers will complain. Worse still, a degraded product could become a health hazard to the consumer, with ramifications for company image and sales.
A quick, easily performable torque test provides an effective solution. Mecmesin's 10N.m Tornado digital torque tester is a compact, portable, easy-to-use instrument that offers packaging manufacturers such as Água de Luso, line-side pass/fail and tamper-evident (slip and bridge torque) testing capability.
Before Água de Luso purchased the Tornados, torque testing of bottle caps was performed using a less accurate, analogue gauge-based manual testing device. The Tornado's digital torque capture technology combined with clear intuitive controls, easy-to-read pass/fail parameters and an on-board memory to keep statistical results offers far greater accuracy and ease-of-use.