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What is the goal of a compression test?

The aim is to document the stability and load-bearing capacity of a transport pallet or an individual package. A defined load is simulated, as it can occur in a real shipping scenario. This ensures that a packaging system meets the required standards.

The compression pressure test not only enables the evaluation of purely static loads, but also considers the dynamic factors that can occur during transportation, such as the stacking of packaging units. The inclusion of a safety factor provides additional protection against unforeseeable loads.

Precise documentation and evaluation of the test results allows potential defects in the design of the transport packaging to be identified. This enables targeted optimization and reliability of the packaging.

What happens during a compression test?

When carrying out an upsetting pressure test, a defined load is specifically simulated, as may occur in a real shipping scenario during transportation or storage. This test process is carried out under controlled laboratory conditions, enabling a precise simulation of realistic load scenarios.

It enables a precise assessment of resistance to static loads as well as dynamic factors that may occur during transportation, such as stacking during the journey.

During the testing process, precise measurements and observations are made to document the reaction of the packaging system to the simulated loads. This helps to evaluate the performance and safety of the packaging and, if necessary, to make improvements in the design of transport pallets or packaging systems.

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In which areas are compression tests used?

At PAConsult, crush pressure tests are mainly used in the transportation sector to ensure the stability and load-bearing capacity of packaging systems. These tests are of crucial importance to ensure that packaging meets the special requirements of transportation.

In addition to the transportation sector, crush pressure tests are also used in the automotive and aviation industries. Accurate evaluation of sensitive automotive parts and components ensures that the packaging provides adequate protection for these high-value products during transportation.

Standards: ASTM D642; DIN EN ISO 12048, DIN 55440-1

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