Rycolab Box compression tester (BCT) - Compression strength tester

The box compression tester is designed for testing compressive strength on corrugated boxes/cartons according to international standards. Compressive strength or compression strength is the capacity of a material to withstand loads tending to reduce size. For finished packages, compression test can be used to measure compressive resistance, deformation and stacking capability.

The Box compression tester is conform ISTA 6 - Amazon.com

Application: Paper & Pulp, Cardboard

Property: Compression & Crush

  • Adjustable limit switch
  • Testing speed up to 400 mm/min
  • Three force sensors
  • Automatic stop after break detection or expiration of the preset pressure time
  • Automatic plate return after test
  • Digital display and controls

The corrugated box or packaging to be tested must be placed centered in the lower plate of the compression tester. When the test begins, the upper plate will displace downward and a load will begin to be applied to the specimen. This force is captured by means of the three load cells located under the lower plate. When the system detects the sample breaking, the upper plate returns to the initial position at the maximum speed.


The Rycolab Box Compression Tester BCT can be manufactured with different plates sizes and force ranges. Contact us about dimensions.

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