Choose from a variety of compression test machines that meet your specifications and budget


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

Each compression tester is configured to your test requirements 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

Choose a universal test machine for the most flexibility or a compression only test machine if you will be performing compression tests only for the foreseeable future.

Universal Test Machines -  Configured for Compression Testing

This type of test machine is the most flexible and versatile option. They are the best choice if you are looking for a test machine that can perform more then just compression tests. Due to the modular design, your test machine can easily perform other applications such as tensile, cyclic, shear, flexure, bend, peel, tear by simply adding appropriate fixtures.

Compression Only Machines

This type of test machine is configured to eliminate unnecessary features and is the most affordable and easy to use option.

Compression Test Machine
Force Capacity
300 kN (67500 lbf)
Compression Test Machine
Force Capacity
500 kN (112500 lbf)
Compression Test Machine
Force Capacity
2.2 MN (500000 lbf)
Compression Test Machine
Force Capacity
2 MN (450000 lbf)
Compression Test Machine
Force Capacity
3 MN (575000 lbf)

Compression Testing Fixtures

We offer 100's of standard products as well as custom solutions. Standard compression platens and plates satisfy 75% of tests, however, our modular platform enables us to adjust designs for any application requirement. We understand that every application can be unique. With this in mind, we offer custom engineered fixtures to match your specimen with any test force.

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Compression Test Applications

A compression test is used to check the quality of different materials based on their properties such as compressive strength, modulus of elasticity, yield strength, etc. When selecting materials for a final product or prototype, you need to know if they will stand up to real-world use. Every material has a breaking point, so knowing how strong your materials are can alert you if you are using something that won’t hold up well under stress. When choosing composites, metals, rubber and other raw materials, a compression test can help you select the strongest available option for the job.

Check out some common compression testing applications by material:

ASTM C1424 determines the compressive strength including stress-strain behavior, u...
ASTM D695 is used to determine the compressive strength of rigid unreinforced and ...
ASTM D6641, Combined Loading Compression (CLC) Test for Polymer Matrix Composite L...
ISO 604 determines the compressive properties of unreinforced and reinforced rigid...
ASTM C364 determines the compressive properties of structural sandwich constructio...
ASTM D3410 determines the compressive properties of polymer matrix composite mater...
ASTM D4762 is the standard guide for testing fiber reinforced polymer matrix compo...
ISO 6721-1 Dynamic Testing of Plastic Materials ISO 6721-1 covers the dynamic test...
ASTM C365 is a test method for determining the flatwise compressive strength and m...
ASTM D7336 - Sandwich honeycomb core materials are used extensively in energy abso...
ASTM D6484 determines the open-hole compressive strength of multidirectional polym...
ASTM D7137 covers compression residual strength properties of multidirectional pol...
ASTM C 1358 determines the compressive strength including stress-strain behavior u...
ASTM D7332 determines the fastener pull-through resistance of multidirectional pol...
ASTM D5467 covers the in-plane compressive properties of polymer matrix composite ...
ASTM D6742 is the standard test method for tensile and compression testing of fill...
ISO 14126 outlines procedures for determining the compressive properties of fibre-...
ISO 20504 describes procedures for determination of the compressive behaviour of c...
ASTM C109 is a compression test determine the compressive strength of hydraulic ce...
ASTM C39 test for compressive concrete covers the determination of compressive str...
ASTM C579 determines the compressive strength of chemical-resistant mortars, grou...
ASTM C469 determines the (1) chord modulus of elasticity (Young s) and ( 2) Poisso...
ASTM D3574 is a widely accepted test standard for testing soft polyurethane foam. ...
ASTM D1621 specifies the test method for determining the compressive properties of...
ASTM C165 determines the compressive resistance of thermal insulations. This test ...
ASTM D1056 covers flexible cellular rubber products known as sponge rubber and exp...
ISO 844 provides specific testing procedures for determining the compressive stren...
ISO 3386-1 - Lower Density Materials ISO 3386-1 covers materials with a density up...
ISO 1856 specifies three methods for determining the compression set of flexible c...
ASTM C578 compression test of mortar grout polymer concrete specification covers t...
ISO 7214 specifies methods for testing flexible and semi-rigid cellular plastics m...
ISO 9054 contains the basic test procedures for the determination of the physical ...
ISO 29764 specifies the equipment and procedures for determining the deformation o...
ASTM E9 defines testing techniques for compression testing of metals. Using these ...
ASTM E209 is the standard practice for compression tests of metallic materials at ...
ASTM C695 determines the compressive strength of carbon and graphite at room tempe...
ISO 13314 specifies a test method for compressive properties of porous and cellula...
NASM 1312-22 Receptacle Push-Out - Panel - Aeronautical Fasteners Give our test en...
ISO 18515 specifies a method to determine the compressive strength of carbonaceous...
The Edge Compression Test method or ECT describes procedures for determining the e...
This method describes procedures for determining the edgewise compressive strength...
This method describes a procedure for determining the compressive resistance of co...
The flat crush test (1) is a measure of the resistance of the flutes in corrugated...
ISO 3037 specifies an unwaxed edge method for the determination of the edgewise cr...
This test evaluates the ability of corrugating medium to contribute to the compres...
This method describes a procedure for determining the edgewise compressive strengt...
ISO 13820 specifies the essential characteristics and the principles of calibratio...
The ring crush test correlates with edgewise compression strength of paperboard(1)...
This method describes procedures for determining the edgewise compressive strength...
Measurement of the edgewise compression strength of corrugated board has been goin...
The ring crush test correlates with edgewise compression strength of paperboard (1...
ISO 12192 specifies a method for the determination of the edgewise compressive str...
This method describes a procedure for measuring the crushing resistance of a labor...
This test evaluates the ability of corrugating medium to contribute to the compres...
Simple and injury-free opening of the closure in order to expose the penetration a...
ASTM D695 is used to determine the compressive strength of rigid unreinforced and ...
The objective of compression molding, in a general sense, is to make specimens tha...
ISO 604 determines the compressive properties of unreinforced and reinforced rigid...
ASTM D2990 is used to determine the tensile, compressive, and flexural behavior of...
This ASTM D4976 specification for polyethylene plastics molding and extrusion mate...
ISO 6721-1 Dynamic Testing of Plastic Materials ISO 6721-1 covers the dynamic test...
The ASTM D2659 standard determines the mechanical properties of blown thermoplasti...
The ASTM C1147 standard is used to prepare and evaluate the joints between weldabl...
ASTM D6108 covers the determination of the mechanical properties of plastic lumber...
ISO 14126 outlines procedures for determining the compressive properties of fibre-...
ASTM D575 test method A is a procedure for determining the compression-deflection ...
ASTM D395 determines the applications in which the rubber will be subjected to com...
ISO 3384 specifies two methods for determining the decrease in counterforce exerte...
ISO 7743 helps test for compression stress-strain properties of vulcanized or ther...
ISO 815 specifies methods for the determination of the compression set characteris...
ASTM D3501 determines the compression properties of wood-based structural panels. ...