Download this free, 128-page Primary Packaging Line Equipment Playbook jam-packed with strategies for success, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid. Learn more >>
This content was submitted directly to this Web site by the supplier.
Article |

Agr International, Inc: Packaging pressure tester

Agr International offers its PPT3000™ Packaging Pressure Tester for testing aluminum bottles.

The original PPT3000™ offers high-precision pressure and volume expansion testing capabilities for plastic containers.  For companies that fill aluminum bottles as well, this version incorporates a number of additional testing routines designed exclusively for testing today’s light weight, formed aluminum bottles.

The PPT3000™ utilizes hydraulic (water) pressure as the testing medium when performing pressure and expansion tests. Pressurizing hydraulically affords a number of advantages including the precise control of pressurization, permitting complex loading curves and accurate volume expansion measurement.

In the case of aluminum containers, precise control of pressure offers the ability to continuously monitor volume expansion as the container is pressurized and capture pressure data at the exact moment buckling occurs. The PPT3000™ test routines are designed around this capability and enable an operator to identify buckle point pressure, buckle point volume expansions and buckle volume expansion.  This test also provides the operator with the ability to set the initial loading pressure and duration as well as the ramp rate. Test progress can be monitored in real time via the PPT3000™ display.  At the completion of each test, a comprehensive test report is provided along with a test graph that displays the volume expansion and pressure where buckling occurred.

Pre-defined test profiles are provided with the PPT3000™ to support the needs of both container manufacturers and fillers for simple quality control testing as well as advanced package performance evaluation based on pressure, volume expansion or material utilization.

Related Sponsored Content

44 Best Package Designs
Sign up to receive timely updates from our editors and download this e-book of our editors’ selections for most innovative package designs of the past year.


Don't miss intelligence crucial to your job and business!
Click on any newsletter to view a sample. Enter your email address below to sign up!
Each newsletter ranges in frequency from once per month to a few times per month at most.

indicates a sponsored article that was submitted directly to this web site by the supplier, and was not handled by the PW editorial staff. Packaging World may share your contact information with our sponsors, as detailed in our Privacy Policy. Packaging World will not share your information with a sponsor whose content you have not reviewed.