KMI Testing Solutions for Compression

KMI material testing systems are ideal for performing compression testing machines on a variety of products and materials including metal, cardboard and plastic packaging, ceramics, and composites. The most common measurement obtained from a compression testing machine is the compressive strength which is the maximum load a material can withstand before it yields or breaks. It is also possible to measure modulus of elasticity, yield stress, and deformation when performing compression testing machines. Examples of common tests include measuring the point at which a concrete cylinder breaks under a compressive load, or determining the load at various displacements when compressing a block of polyurethane foam.