How to Prepare the Specimen for the Box Compression Tester?

How to Prepare the Specimen for the Box Compression Tester

One of the toughest challenges faced by many corrugated box manufacturers is the compression force that can rupture the product. Thus, it is very important for the manufacturers to test the compression strength of the product, to protect it from getting damaged. We at Presto have come up with one of the highest quality and best-selling testing equipment that will let you test the box compression strength of the product with ease. The Presto box compression tester computerized model is one of the high-quality testing equipments that will let you conduct the box compression test with its highly advanced features embedded in it.

Here in this blog, we are going to provide you with information about how you can easily prepare the specimen accurately with the help of this testing machine. So, let us get started!

Why you should conduct the box compression test for your packaging products?

When you ship or transport your products from one place to another, then the corrugated boxes will get compressed while stacking. This force from opposite sides will be applied in the inward direction that may rupture the product and can cause damage to the material inside the box. Thus, with the help of the Presto box compression tester, you can easily reduce the product rejections by effectively testing the compression strength of the boxes.

This testing equipment is very beneficial for the packaging industry. You can easily read about the benefits of a box compression tester and get to know how beneficial this product is for your packaging industry.

This lab testing equipment is provided with two different testing platforms that allow the user to perform tests on the test specimen with a wide range of sizes. The instrument is best for providing accurate analysis of the compressive strength of the packaging containers and ensures stronger and better quality packaging containers.

Now, let us focus on the features you will get with the help of this lab testing equipment.

Features of box compression tester (computerized model)

  • High testing range
  • Compression plates for proper placement of the test specimen
  • Compression nut provided with the machine to adjust the alignment of the compression plate
  • Micro-controller based peak load indicator for accurate readout and storage of test results
  • Limit switches protection for the protection of grips and the machine
  • Powder-coated body with corrosion resistance finish
  • The report can be saved on the desktop
  • Pass/Fail criteria can be programmed.
  • Bright LED display
  • 10 Sample test reports can be seen on one report
  • Email facility of report
  • Report Available in PDF format
  • Easy Data Management. The user can create product identification, test details, etc.

Technical Specifications of box compression tester (computerized model)

  • Type: Compression
  • Capacity: 500 Kgf
  • Display: LED (Digital)
  • Accuracy: ± 2% full scale (with master load).
  • Least Count: 200 gm
  • Power: 220V, Single phase, 50 Hz
  • Test Platform Size : 450 * 450 mm
  • Test Speed: 12.5 ± 2.5 mm/min
  • Motor: 1 HP Three Phase, 1350 rpm
  • Standard: ASTM D642, ASTM D4169, TAPPI T804, ISO 12048, and JIS Z0212.

With these advanced features and technical specifications, you can easily get accurate results for a box compression test. You can also read about the importance of conducting the box compression test also. Now, let us discuss how you can easily prepare the testing sample with a box compression tester.

Steps to prepare the testing sample for box compression test

If you want to conduct the test accurately with the help of this lab testing equipment, then it is important for you to place the specimen accurately. For this, you need to prepare the testing specimen first. Thus, we have come up with some easy-to-follow steps that will help you to prepare the testing specimen for the box compression test.

  1. Take a Corrugated box user want to test.
  2. Close all the sides of the corrugated box properly by applying tapes on the sides to fasten them.

With these two easy steps, you can easily prepare the testing specimen and start operating this testing machine. You must make sure that you need to prepare the testing sample in the center and parallel to the compression plate. Make sure that the specimen is placed accurately to get highly accurate testing results. To know more information about this lab testing equipment. You can also get information about Bathware Testing Instruments. you can give us a call at +91 9210903903 or email us at Our technical expert team will easily consult with you regarding all your needs.

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