Gabriele Gabrielli, Senior Manager
ABB has enhanced its L&W Bursting Strength Tester with new features to deliver quicker, easier and more reliable operator-independent testing. Unlike previous generations and other competitive models, which take longer with more manual effort, the new upgraded tester delivers faster results for maximum value and return on investment – all at a competitive total cost of ownership across the lifetime of the product.
Bursting strength is an important material property that impacts product performance in paper making, converting and end-use operations. Packaging producers use bursting strength testers to measure a material’s resistance to rupture, optimizing costs and ensuring that the quality and behavior of packaging products meet customer requirements.
ABB’s reliable and easy-to-use L&W Bursting Strength Tester includes a large touchscreen, user-friendly interface and increased digitalization to deliver accurate, reliable and repeatable bursting strength results. The new-generation upgrade also features a fast-testing sequence, safe and ergonomic operation and operator-independent results.
ABB’s upgraded L&W Bursting Strength Tester is the only solution on the market to offer:
- An integrated strip feeder and diaphragm stiffness compensated results
- An embedded graphical presentation of the pressure curve within the instrument displaying the elastic tendency of the sample
- Modern digital and safety features in one instrument
The latest model can also be integrated with other ABB offerings such as the L&W Lab Management System (LMS), which means connectivity to the full Quality Data Management and Manufacturing Execution System (MES), enabling greater visibility of quality data across the mill and enterprise.
“Pulp and paper mill customers that transition to ABB’s new-generation L&W Bursting Strength Tester can look forward to the same long lifecycle as other instruments from the L&W product portfolio as well as the benefits with the new technology and digital possibilities,” says Ghazal Amar, Global Product Manager, Paper Testing Equipment at ABB. “Connectivity to digital lab management systems like ABB‘s L&W LMS automates reporting and enables mills to do more in less time.”
The L&W Bursting Strength Tester measures a material's resistance to rupture by measuring the maximum pressure of hydraulic fluid needed to rupture a test piece that is tightly clamped between two concentric plates while the pressure is applied by means of a rubber diaphragm expanded by the hydraulic fluid at a controlled rate.
Like other instruments in the product line, critical information and service information can be managed via myABB for L&W.