How Does Box Compression Test Help to Evaluate Carton Quality?

Reviewed by Anurag Mishra (Sr. Technical Consultant)

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Corrugated boxes are popular for their quality, strength, and durability. Due to these features, corrugated boxes are widely used to deliver products safely to people. The corrugated boxes will undergo different quality tests so as to assure error-free delivery of products. Thus, with the use of a Testronix compression strength tester, you can easily determine the strength of corrugated boxes so that they will not get crushed when they get stacked together.

Testronix Box Compression Tester is designed to quantify the force which the box material can withstand. Box Compression Tester is aesthetically designed and comes with user-friendly controls that will be helpful in calculating the compression strength of the materials. Here in this blog, we are going to provide you with information about how you can easily evaluate the carton quality of material with the help of a box compression tester.

Deliver fragile products with care by testing with a box compression tester

Corrugated boxes are considered to be the primary choice for most manufacturers that deal with fragile products. Thus, it is important for you to test the compression strength of products with the help of this high-quality testing equipment.

This lab testing equipment will provide you with accurate determination of edge crush strength of packaging materials. Thus, you can easily perform the compression test to determine the actual and accurate strength of packaging materials. This testing equipment works on the lead screw mechanism with a safety switch in a downward direction that makes it easy for you to conduct the test.

The main purpose of using this lab testing equipment is to deliver quality corrugated boxes by testing the compression strength of the products. Whenever you are going to choose this lab testing equipment then you need to take care of some essential aspects. You can easily read about some essential tips that will help you to choose the right box compression tester.

Now, let us discuss its features and technical specifications.

Features of box compression tester (computerized model)

The box compression Tester manufactured by Testronix is a highly accurate instrument for the measurement of compression strength of corrugated boxes. The computerized model of this lab testing equipment will provide you with a customizable platform size and twin column structure for dynamic testing. Besides this, you will get other advanced features as well. We have listed them below.

  • Peak hold facility
  • Motorized model with automatic platform adjustability
  • Safety switch with a downward and upward limit
  • Mild steel powder coated material
  • Lead screw mechanism for extended load-bearing capacity
  • Noise-free operation with rugged plates
  • Twin column structure for dynamic testing
  • A computerized model optional feature is available
  • Customizable platform size and load cell capacity

These are the features you will get with this lab testing equipment. You can easily read about its technical specifications below.

Technical Specifications of box compression tester (computerized model)

  • Microprocessor-based display for accurate test results
  • Highly accurate test results under uniform compression Force
  • TARE and Peak Hold Facility Available  
  • Strong base plate with rugged structure
  • POWER-220V, Single / Three phases, 50 Hz
  • LED digital display
  • Computerized report generation
  • Graphical Test report for Compression v/s time
  • Email Test report facility
  • Pass/ Fail report generation
  • Inbuilt computerized software

These are the features and technical specifications of this lab testing equipment. Whenever you conduct the test using this lab testing equipment, then you need to place the testing specimen accurately. Now, let us discuss how this lab testing equipment will be helpful in testing the compression strength of boxes and evaluating their quality.

Evaluate the carton strength with a box compression tester

The computerized model of box compression tester will be helpful in measuring the compression strength of cartons and corrugated boxes by applying the stacking force/stack load on the product and providing the user with accurate testing results.

This computerized model of box compression tester has been designed with the highest accuracy and ensures a stronger and better quality of packaging products. The box compression tester computerized model will let you view the pass/fail criteria of the test once it will be completed. Therefore, by analyzing the compression strength of cartons or corrugated boxes, you can easily improve its quality.

To accurately perform the test, you need to prepare and place the specimen accurately. After that, you can bring the compression plate near the testing specimen by moving the rotary switch in a downward direction. You can also apply the preload on the testing specimen to remove any air gap between the compression plates.

You can easily commence the test by installing Wintest software and connecting it with the machine to the computer with an RS-232 USB cable. Once you are done with all the settings then you can easily compress the specimen by increasing its value on the load indicator. After some time, the specimen will be deflected due to the load applied. After a certain increase in the load value, the value on the load display will decrease after there is a deflection in the specimen. In this way, you can determine the compression strength of the boxes and cartons. For longer use of this lab testing equipment, you need to maintain it efficiently. You can read about box compression tester maintenance tips to make sure this machine will last longer. If you need any more information about its pricing, current discounts, etc. then give us a call at +91 9313140140 or directly email us at Our technical experts will connect with you and assist you regarding our products.

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