Compression Test machines are universal testing machines specially configured to evaluate static compressive strength characteristics of materials, products, and components. Our compression test machines measure characteristics such as ultimate compression strength, yield strength, deflection and modulus.

Each compression tester is configured to your test applications by our application engineers with the correct controller, grips, and accessories. Due to our modular machine design, your compression test machine can also be equipped to perform other applications such as tensile, cyclic, shear, flexure, bend, peel, tear by adding appropriate fixtures.

Selecting a compression test machine

Your first step to choosing the correct compression tester is to determine your specimen geometry, size and strength characteristics. Armed with this information our applications engineer can identify the test machine capacity and compression platens needed to crush your sample. The next step is to decide the test data you want which will help confirm the best controller and test software for your test.

Series Type Force Range
100 Series Electromechanical up to 10 kN (2,250 lbf)
200 Series Electromechanical up to 5 kN (1,125 lbf)
300 Series Electromechanical up to 600 kN (135 kip)

100 Series Modular Compression Test Machines

Type:
Electromechanical
Force:
10 kN (2,250 lbf)

100 Series Electromechanical Compression Test Machines are modular tabletop systems ideal for compression tests requiring load capacities up to 10 kN (2,250 lbf). This affordable series includes five lightweight load frames and four actuators that deliver different force/speed capacities. We offer several choices of price/performance controllers and test software, and a selection of load cells from the full scale actuator rating down to sub-gram load levels. The 100 Series is our most flexible series, making them a popular choice.

200 Series Single Column Compression Test Machines

Type:
Electromechanical
Force:
5 kN (1,125 lbf)

200 Series Single Column Compression Test Machines are capable of performing both compression and tensile testing applications and feature higher travel and faster speed than the 100 Series. They are available with force capacities up to 5 kN (1,125 lbf) and speeds up to 2,500 mm/min (100 ipm). 200 Series load frames are compact and lightweight and apply to situations where lab table space is limited.

300 Series High Force Compression Test Machines

Type:
Electromechanical
Force:
600 kN (135 kip)

As our most popular test machines, the 300 Series Electromechanical Compression Test Machines are the best choice for performing static compression applications at forces between 1 kN and 600 kN (225 lbf and 135 kip). These dual column testers are available in both tabletop and floor standing models which can perform a variety of other tests including Tensile, Bend, Bond, Flexural, Fracture, Peel, Shear, Tear, Stress Relaxation, and Short-term Creep tests.