The Torqo is a durable and reliable computerized cap torque analyzer, which is setting a new standard for torque measurement throughout the packaging industry. With its on-board microprocessor, the Torqo makes torque testing simple, accurate and affordable. It is easy to use, easy to set up, easy to move and maintenance free! Tooling is available for any threaded closure – including child resistant caps – and this compact unit delivers and stores precise results at the touch of a button.
Features & Benefits
- Accurate & repeatable results
- Reduce product & packaging waste
- Perform non-destructive & destructive testing
- Improve worker safety
- Calibrate in the field
- Variable speed motor available
See why Torqo is the best cap torque testing solution!
With the Torqo you can easily change from one mode to another – such as removal to removal/incremental – or change bottle style from beverage to child-resistant. A constant velocity drive does away with operator induced errors and eliminates the physical strain that can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome.
All the output you need – even SPC reports
The software generates X charts, R charts and histograms, while the processor calculates the standard deviation and range. The Torqo has the flexibility to download your data directly to a PC for daily report production. Because of Mesa’s commitment to meeting the ever-changing needs of industry, the software is easily updateable when new tests are needed.
Non-destructive testing saves money
Since the testing process with the Torqo is generally non-destructive, you can often return the tested samples to the manufacturing line. This is possible because the Torqo can reapply the cap in less than 500 ms from the time the peak torque is measured. Extensive incubation testing has proven that pasteurized liquids with vacuum seal caps are not affected by this method of Torqo testing, and similarly, carbonated beverages do not lose their CO2 content.
Calibrate on site to save time and money
Your Torqo comes with a Certificate of Calibration that assures trace ability to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This calibration can be verified or a new one done at any time and without returning the system to the factory. Anyone can perform the operation by using a Calibration Kit and by following the simple instructions and keypad prompts that are provided with the Torqo.
A durable product that fits easily in your plant
This metal-housed unit, with its abrasion resistant finish, can withstand the dust and liquid spills that occur during normal factory use. Maintenance is simple: just wipe the Torqo down with a damp cloth.
Benefits of Motorized Testing
The Torqo II combines the features of the 15-year-old, factory floor proven Torqo with the latest in HMI (Human Machine Interface) technology to bring cap torque testing to a new level of accuracy and simplicity.
Timely information improves quality
The Torqo gives you information that helps you track events – and potential problems – during the manufacturing process. It stores data by capping head number, making trends easily recognizable, so that money-saving corrections can be performed in a timely fashion. Because the test results are automatically stored, manual recording errors are eliminated and verification of the testing process becomes easy.
A Variety of Tests
Removal Torque: With a single keystroke, the cap can be removed and reapplied to a designated torque level. The measured values can be stored in the Torqo’s memory.
Incremental Torque: The proper installation of a cap with an internal seal can be verified with this test.
Bridge Torque: This test determines the rotational force required to break the bands that bridge the gap between the cap and the tamper evident band on either an aluminum roll-on cap or a plastic cap.
Reverse Ratchet Torque: This measures the torque required to rotate a child-resistant cap in its free running state.
ROPP (Roll on Pilfer Proof): This test is designed to measure the torque required to open, break the bridges and then strip the threads on a Roll on Pilfer Proof cap.
Close: This selection enables the system to be used as a capping device. When used in this mode the actual closing value can be saved and outputted.
Strip: The strip test is designed to measure the torque required to drive the cap in a clockwise direction (close) in order to break the tamper evident band and remove the cap completely from the product.
- Multiple Date and Time Formats
- Compact Size
- Non-destructive Testing
- Simple touch screen programming
- Constant Speed Drive
- Windows Based Software
- Child-resistant cap feature
- Field Calibratable
- Complete CE certification & compliance
- Mechanical overload protection
- Stores Profile Information for Easy Setup
- Pass/Fail Indicators
- Transmit Data via RS-232 and USB
- External universal power supply
- Continuous drive capability in either direction
- SPC data reports
- NIST traceable Calibration
- RS232 output port and internet connectivity
- Memory capacity of 1000 data samples
- Operator and lot identification numbers
- LAN connection
- USB and ethernet connectivity
- USB printing
- Full 1 year warranty
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Transmit Data via RS-232 and USB