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Top-Load/Crush Testers

Top-load testing or crush testing is often a measurement of the resistance of a package or product to a compressive load, to the point where it deforms or collapses. To find out more about top-load/crush testing visit our Knowledge Centre.

 

Computer-controlled Top-load/Crush Testers


MultiTest-i top-load/crush testers

Our top-of-the-range MultiTest-i top-load/crush testers provide optimum testing performance and evaluation options, enabling you to get the most from your test measurements.
  • Controlled via advanced software
  • Create sophisticated test programs
  • View data graphically in real time
  • Perform in-depth evaluation of results
  • Ideal for Quality Control Laboratories
  • Capacities from 1kN to 50kN


Touch Screen Top-load/Crush Testers


 

MultiTest-xt test stands

Operated via an easy-to-use touch screen our MultiTest-xt test stands enable fast and efficient routine testing on the production floor with one complete solution.
  • User-friendly touch screen interface
  • Easy-to-use, requires minimal set-up & training
  • Flexible - choice of 3 program modes
  • Create and store multiple test programs
  • 5 'Favourite' buttons for fast access to frequently used tests
  • Measures force and displacement
  • Fast recording of max compression load, container free height and deflection
  • Ideal for routine use in production areas
  • Self-contained system - no PC required
  • Capacities from 1kN to 50kN

Our MultiTest-i and MultiTest-xt test stands are available in a range of models. From single-column machines, ideal for testing plastic bottles. aluminium and steel cans all the way up to twin-column machines, designed for testing large cardboard boxes and plastic and metal drums.


Motorised Top-load/Crush Testers


 

MultiTest-d test stands

Our entry-level MultiTest-d test stands are a cost-effective solution for straightforward top-load/crush tests.
  • Simple to operate
  • Combines with Mecmesin's digital gauges; AFG & BFG
  • Rugged design suitable for factory floor
  • Comines with data acquisition software for additional test evaluation options
  • Capacities from 0.5kN to 2.5kN

 

Grips and Fixtures

Mecmesin grips and fixtures are integral components of our test systems. We offer a range of round, square, slotted and vented compression plates for top-load /crush testing applications. For specialised requirements we also offer a customised fixture design service to match your specification.



Top-load/Crush Testing

 

Top-load testing or crush testing is often a measurement of the resistance of a package or product to a compressive strength or compressive load, to the point where it deforms or collapses.

In the case of PET bottles and cans, the compressive strength must be strong enough to withstand the capping process as well as being stacked (up to 3 metres high for PET) during storage and shipment. Variations in production equipment, materials and container design have produced many variables over the years, leading to top-load crush failures both on the capping line and during stacking at various stages of the distribution cycle.

Government regulations for environmental protection have been developed over time to limit the amount of primary resource material used in these single-trip containers. Manufacturers need to know if these containers can be made from less material and at the same time withstand the required top-load crushing strength, a process called downgauging.

 

Benefits of Top-load/Crush Testing

 

These include:

  • Avoiding deformation or collapse of product during capping or stacking
  • Reducing material costs and achieving lean manufacturing and environmental goals
  • Establishing and maintaining consistency in manufacture
  • Compliance with industry standards

 

Standards

 

A number of standards for top-load/crush testing have been developed. For example:

 

  • ASTM D2659-95 - Standard Test Method for Column Crush Properties of Blown Thermoplastic Containers
  • ASTM D4577 - 05 Standard Test Method for Compression Resistance of a Container Under Constant Load
  • ISBT Plastic Bottle Test Methods 2004

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Grips and Fixtures

Mecmesin grips and fixtures are integral components of our test systems. We offer a range of round, square, slotted and vented compression plates for top-load /crush testing applications. For specialised requirements we also offer a customised fixture design service to match your specification.

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Please refer to our Solutions@Mecmesin case studies on the right or our customer testimonials to see examples of how we have helped other&n customers with top-load/crush testing applications.

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