IDM Instruments have specially designed and manufactured the rapid conditioning cabinet for use within the pulp and paper industry, to pre-condition paper samples in an approximate 30 minute period.
The samples are pre-conditioned and prepared to the standard laboratory environment conditions by using the Laboratory air as the final conditioning process, prior to physical testing.
The programmed controller allows for two types of conditioning:
- A 1½ minute cycle, to quickly air the sample before physical testing occurs
- A full rapid conditioning cycle of 30 minutes
After a full 30 minute cycle, paper samples are ready to be tested.
The main benefits of the rapid conditioning cabinet include reducing waste, reducing reject rolls, speeding up roll acceptance, speeding up the turnaround of test results, and minimising test variability due to moisture content.