How to Place Specimen Accurately in Box Compression Tester?

Reviewed by Anurag Mishra (Sr. Technical Consultant)

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In the packaging industry, with the vast use of corrugated boxes, manufacturers need to test several aspects so that quality boxes will be delivered. One of the major aspects known as the compression strength of the box will also be tested in order to ensure quality box will be delivered. This property of the material will easily be tested with the help of a box compression tester from Testronix Testing Instruments.

With the help of a box compression tester, you will be able to increase the quality of the product by effectively testing its compression strength. The computerized model of this lab testing equipment has been equipped with several advanced sets of features. The main purpose of using this laboratory testing instrument is to test whether your box will be able to withstand compressive force or not.

Here in this blog, we are going to provide you the information about its features, technical specifications, and some easy steps to place your specimen accurately.

Box compression strength tester: Best equipment for testing the compression strength

The box compression strength tester is one of the highly advanced testing equipment from Testronix Testing Instruments that will help you increase the quality of your boxes by testing their compressive strength. It plays a major role in the paper and packaging industry by testing whether your package is suitable to deliver your items or not. The fragile items can get easily rupture when not delivered in a high-quality box. Thus by testing your boxes with the help of a box compression tester, you will be able to assure the quality of the product. You can also read about the significance of box compression testers in the packaging industry.

Features of Testronix box compression tester (computerized model)

The Testronix box compression tester computerized model has been comprised of a lead screw mechanism for extended load-bearing capacity. Here we have listed the features you will get with the help of this lab testing equipment.

  • 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 available
  • Customizable platform size and load cell capacity

Besides these features, you will get graphical test reports, pass/fail reports, and inbuilt computerized software. Below we have mentioned the technical specifications of the Testronix Box compression tester computerized model.

Technical specifications of box compression computerized model

  • It comes with a microprocessor-based display for highly accurate testing results.
  • TARE and Peak hold facility is also available for overall travel protection.
  • It has a strong base plate with a rugged structure
  • LED digital display and computerized report generation facility are also provided.
  • Inbuilt computerized software has been embedded.

Now, let us focus on how you can easily place the specimen in this testing instrument.

Steps to correctly place specimen on Testronix box compression tester

Whenever your testing specimen like a corrugated box will be used for testing, then it is important for you to prepare the specimen first. For preparing the corrugated box, you can close all its sides and apply the tapes on the sides of the specimen to fasten it. Once you start the machine, then it is important to place the specimen accurately.

To accurately place the specimen, you can easily follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Place the specimen on the platform in the center and parallel to the compression plate.
  • Make sure that the specimen is placed in the center of the plate otherwise, the test results would not be correct.
  • Mark points provided.

In this way, you can easily place the specimen accurately in this testing machine. To know more about the working of this lab testing instrument, give us a call at +91 9313140140 or email us at Our technical experts will assist you in a better way.

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