Tester for heat sealed food lids

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Lloyd Instruments, a UK-based market leader in the field of
materials testing, has developed a fixture specifically to test the
peel strength ofheat sealed plastic film covers on food containers.

Lloyd Instruments, a UK-based market leader in the field of materials testing, has developed a fixture specifically to test the peel strength ofheat sealed plastic film covers on food containers.

The TG 5093 Peel Fixture fits the latest testing machines and is designed to help both thefood and packaging industries develop quality seals on food containers to the benefit of end users, Lloyd claims.

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 intoposition. According to the company, this capability ensures accurate results data reproducibility and also safety during testing.

The current system handles containers measuring 120 mm in diameter, however additional holders may be designed to accommodatecontainers of other shapes and dimensions. The TG 5093 was designed specifically for a major international food production company. It hasa 500 N (112 lbs) force capacity and fits onto the company's latest LF, LR or 'Plus' ranges of low force universal testing machines.

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