Compression Plates




Round Compression Plates

These round compression plates are used for general compression testing. Available in aluminium and hardened steel.

Round Aluminum Platens

  • For the testing of soft samples such as cardboard, plastics, rubber, foams, lightweight springs, bottles and cartons
  • Aluminium Anodized
  • Temperature range -70⁰C – +180⁰C
  • Max. capacity 20kN
  • Scope of delivery: 1 pair
  • Available in 7 diameters from 56mm to max. 296mm

Round Steel Platens

  • For testing rubber, plastics, heavy duty springs, building products, composites, and ceramics
  • Hardened steel 58 HRC, manganese phosphate treated
  • Temperature range – 0 ⁰C to + 350 ⁰C
  • Nickel plated – 70 ⁰C to + 350 ⁰C
  • Max. capacity 100kN
  • Scope of delivery: 1 pair
  • Available in 8 diameters from 56mm to max. 346mm
  • Platens with other dimensions available on request


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Rectangular and Square Compression Plates

Rectangular and Square Aluminium Compression Plates

  • For soft samples, cardboard, plastics etc.
  • Aluminium annodized
  • Temperature range: -70⁰C – +180⁰C (on request)
  • Max. capacity 20kN
  • Scope of delivery: 1 pair
  • Available as square and rectanglar plates
  • Platens with other dimensions and surfaces available on request

Rectangular and Square Steel Compression Plates

  • For hard materials, steel, plastics, stone etc.
  • Hardened steel 58 HRC
  • Nickel plated: -70°C – +350°C (on request)
  • Max. capacity 100kN
  • Scope of delivery: 1 platen
  • Available as square and rectanglar plates
  • Platens with other dimensions and surfaces available on request


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Special Compression Devices

Compression Cage Used in Tension Direction

This compression cage has four bearings on each corner to aid alignment during operation. Other versions have two bearings.

  • For general compression testing and Edge Crush Test (ECT) on corrugated cardboard
  • Aluminium annodized
  • Temperature Range – 70 ⁰C to + 180 ⁰C
  • Max. capacity 10 kN
  • Scope of delivery: single unit
  • Available in dimensions: 150mm x 200mm, 300mm x 380mm and 400mm x 600mm
  • Plates with other dimensions available on request

Circular Compression Fixture with Linear Bearing Guides

This circular compression fixture features linear bearing guides to maintain parallel alignment of face plates during testing.

  • For compression testing of corrugated materials such as cardboard and paper products.
  • Temperature Range – Ambient
  • Max. capacity 2.5 kN
  • Scope of delivery: single unit with upper and lower compression platens
  • Max. sample diameter 115 mm (4.53 in)


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