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The burst test explained

In the burst test the maximum resistance of a specimen to an increasing pressure is measured in kPa. Zwick has burst testers for determination of the bursting strength of board in accordance with ISO 2759 and with ISO 2758 for determining the bursting strength of paper, thus covering the full range from paper to heavy-duty corrugated board.

To measure bursting strength, the specimen is held firmly between two clamping rings. Once a corrugated board specimen is clamped it is essential to maintain the gripping force to ensure reproducible test results. Particular attention must be paid to the dynamics of the testing equipment. As a burst test is performed within a few seconds and the maximum pressure must be determined with absolute precision, the measurement rate of the testing instruments must be correspondingly high. If in addition results are to be compared between different laboratories, the measurement rates of the instruments must be identical. A constant volume-flow must also be maintained during the test with a high degree of accuracy.

Burst test with Zwick
Burst test

Burst test with Zwick

  • Burst tests with Zwick materials testing machines are program-controlled, ensuring correct results at all times with a minimum of manual operator intervention.
  • Available from Zwick is a pressure pre-selector, which allows rapid selection of up to five different controlled gripping pressures via a rotary switch.
  • Bursting of the specimen is detected by the machine, which stops immediately, reducing stress on the membrane and prolonging its life.
  • Tests are performed under constant conditions, even when there is a change of operator.
  • Flow is controlled within a very narrow tolerance range and remains constant even at high loading.
  • Zwick Roell materials testing machines employ digital control to ensure a constant volume flow regardless of load.
  • Real-time graphics enable the operator to see immediately if the test has been performed correctly.
  • Variable data acquisition rate guarantees consistent results between producer and processor, avoiding systematic discrepancies between different laboratories.
  • Service interfaces and maintenance-friendly design reduce downtime and associated costs.



Determination of bursting strength - Bestimmung der Berstfestigkeit

Determination of bursting strength to DIN EN ISO 2759 - Bestimmung der Berstfestigkeit nach DIN EN ISO 2759
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