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Benefits of Automated Cap Torque Test Systems

In the workplace today, the health and safety of operators is vitally important. The employer is mandated to ensure health and safety risks are minimized or totally removed where possible.

Traditionally cap removal tests were carried out manually, which over time can lead to painful repetitive strain injuries to the operator’s hand/wrist, such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). These injuries are very painful and difficult to heal without proper medical intervention, during which time an operator will be prevented from carrying out their normal duties. Eliminating TS health problems is a focal issue with many companies all over the world, especially with the recent steep increases in the cost of company health care programs.

Since our systems are automatic, there is NO MANUAL intervention during the test. Therefore, any risk of repetitive strain injury is completely removed, turning a potentially hazardous process into a safe one. An added benefit is that tests are carried out faster and more accurately with results automatically saved ensuring a high level of data integrity.

The cost of health and safety can be high, but a ‘one off’ investment in an automated torque test system, could help to prevent costly compensation claims from an injured employee.

Another consideration is the health and safety of the customer; if a cap is too tight or not tight enough, it could pose a serious risk of contamination and compromised product. There are documented cases of litigation taken against companies because of injury caused by ill-fitting closures on their products The Cap Inspector will provide an audit path to prove proper procedures are in place to ensure bottles are capped to the correct specifications.

  • Accurate & repeatable results (Non-subjective testing) 
  • Reduce product & packaging waste
  • Perform non-destructive & destructive testing
  • Improve operator safety 
  • Calibrate in the field 
  • Variable speed motor
  • Wide range of accessories 

To learn more about Vibrac Torque Testing solutions, please fill out the contact form on this page and we’ll get back to you at the earliest convenience.

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