Test tamper-evident closures
Capture both ‘slip’ torque and subsequent ‘bridge’ torque with ease
Versatile mounting table
Adjustable to accommodate fit a wide range of containers. Integrated drip tray captures any sample spillage for ease of cleaning. IP 54 rated
2000 Hz peak capture, store up to 500 results in the Tornado’s internal memory for later transmission and analysis
Easy-to-read backlit display with colour coded lights give a rapid pass/fail indication
Easy export of results
Export results to a PC, printer or SPC system
Mecmesin’s most advanced manually-operated digital torque tester
The Tornado is an extremely versatile instrument for measuring low-level torques up to 10 N.m. It provides practical operation, combined with advanced features for testing clockwise and counter-clockwise torques easily and accurately.
The Tornado allows you to characterise the two critical torque peaks associated with tamper-evident closures; slip torque; effort required to initiate movement of the cap, and bridge torque; the smaller secondary peak associated with the effort required to break the plastic bridges between the cap and the security ring.
Tolerance bands for acceptable torque measurements may be pre-defined, and pass/fail parameters established. Five independent settings can then be stored. LED indicators or an audible alarm (or both) then clearly identify samples that do not conform to your exact requirements.
VectorProTM Lite connects to your test system or instrument, plotting test data directly onto your PC screen:
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ASTM D3198-97 (2002) Standard test method for application and removal torque of threaded or lug-style closures
ASTM D3472-97 (2002) Standard test method for reverse-ratchet torque of type 1A child-resistant closures