Load-deflection testing

Professionally measure your product's limits


Broad range of loading capabilities

Our universal testers have been designed to test a wide range of products and materials. We've achieved this with machine designs that can be adapted of suit your product, capacities for testing a wide range of materials, and they have automated functions.

  • 25T dual-acting hydraulic universal tester (25T push, 20T pull) with 1kg resolution and 1000mm stroke
  • 0.5T motorised universal tester with 0.01kg resolution and 1000mm stroke
  • Travel rate control
  • Customisable load applicators
  • Force-displacement-time measurement and logging
  • Cyclic fatigue tests
  • Large sample sizes
  • Dynamic compression tests
  • Static compression tests
  • Environmental preconditioning




Load your product in different configurations

Our load-displacement machines can be configured to test your product the way that you want.

  • Tensile tests
  • Compression tests
  • Shear tests
  • Flexure (bending) tests
  • Floating platform
  • Fixed platform
  • Customisable load applicators


Analyse your product’s behaviour

Using the load-displacement-time data collected from the test, we can manipulate the information to determine the below properties of your product.

  • Load at yield
  • Deflection at yield
  • Maximum load
  • Deflection at maximum load
  • Break load
  • Maximum deflection
  • Failure mode
  • Stiffness (Young’s modulus)
  • Energy at yield
  • Energy at maximum load
  • Total energy required to break
  • Residual deflection
  • Creep


Other types of loading scenarios

When we're not using a universal tester, we can still load your product the way that you'd like. This is generally achieved using steel dead weights as static loads, large pneumatic rams that can be regulated, or a crane.

Common test methods

  • ASTM D7030 - Test Method for Short Term Creep Performance of Corrugated Fibreboard Containers Under Constant Load Using a Compression Test Machine
  • ASTM D642 - Determining Compressive Resistance of Shipping Containers, Components, and Unit Loads
  • ISO 12048 - Packaging — Complete, filled transport packages — Compression and stacking tests using a compression tester
  • ISO 2234 - Packaging — Complete, filled transport packages and unit loads — Stacking tests using a static load
  • AS 1892.1 - Portable ladders Performance and geometric requirements
  • AS 4291.1 - Mechanical properties of fasteners made of carbon steel and alloy steel Bolts, screws and studs
  • AS 3996 - Access covers and grates
  • AS/NZS 4442 - Office desks, office workstations and tables intended to be used as office desks - Mechanical, dimensional and general requirements and test methods
  • AS/NZS 1891.4 - Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices Selection, use and maintenance
  • AS 2741 - Shackles
  • AS 2321 - Short-link chain for lifting purposes
  • AS 4497 – Round slings - Synthetic fibre