Compressive tests are used to investigate the compressive behaviour of test specimens and for determining compressive strength, compressive modulus and other aspects of the compressive stress/strain relationship under defined conditions.
We have six universal testing machines which cover a calibrated load range of 1N upto 250kN. Our testing machines are supported by a variety of laser, video and the latest in contact extensometry.
The presence of our extensive samples preparation facilities which include the thickness reduction of rubbers by slitting/buffing and a CNC machine and our on-site moulding function ensure we are able to test a huge variety of materials and product forms.
The addition of environmental chambers to our machines enable us to test over the temperature range of -50°C upto 200°C.
Standards and Accreditation
Smithers Rapra are able to test rubber materials to BS ISO 7743.