Peel Back Heat-Sealed Food Lids Without Strain

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Contact: Lisbeth Harpsoe, lisbeth.harpsoe@ametek.com

Peel Back Heat-Sealed Food Lids Without Strain

BOGNOR REGIS, UNITED KINGDOM – Lloyd Instruments, a market leader in the field of materials testing instruments, has developed a fixture specifically to test the peel strength of heat sealed plastic film covers on food containers. The peel fixture fits the company’s food texture analyzer and single column testing machines and is designed to help both food and packaging industries develop quality seals on food containers to the benefit of end users.

This precision engineered fixture consists of a small upper spring-loaded wedge grip to hold the film cover and a horizontal sliding bed with a “dish holder”. A vacuum system is used to grip the food container securely into position. This advance capability not only ensures accurate results and data reproducibility, but also safety during testing.

The peel fixture was designed specifically for a major international food company. It has 500 N (112 lbs) force capacity and fits easily onto AMETEK’s TA1 texture analyzer or LS series of low-force universal testing machines. The peel testing system currently handles containers measuring 120 mm (4.724 in) in diameter. Additional holders, however, may be designed to accommodate containers of other shapes and dimensions.

Lloyd Instruments is a brand of the AMETEK Sensors, Test & Calibration business, which offers a comprehensive range of materials testing equipment for testing food, pet food, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, packaging, plastic and rubber.

AMETEK Sensors, Test & Calibration (STC) is a business unit of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices. To learn more about AMETEK STC visit www.ametektest.com.