Compression tensile bench

On this page, you can learn about the different traction/compression benches.
There are manual or electronic traction/compression stands.
Whether they are manual or electronic, tensile/compression benches can work with an electronic dynamometer.
Electronic tension/compression stands can allow operators to automate their testing.

For more information, please go to the bottom of the page where you will find a more detailed description of the traction/compression benches.

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What is a traction-compression bench?

The traction-compression bench is an electrical machine that allows programmed up/down movements. Connected to an electronic dynamometer or load cell.

What is the purpose of the traction-compression bench?

It allows the following tests to be carried out:

  • Resistance to stress (e.g. measuring the breakage of a cable/fabric)
  • Tensile/compression stress (e.g. the crushing force of a yoghurt)
  • Fatigue tests (e.g.: resistance over time of an opening/closing mechanism after 10,000 cycles)
  • Bending (e.g. bending of a tennis racket under stress)
  • Friction (e.g. measurement of the friction coefficient of an anti-slip material)
  • Resistance to elongation (e.g. study of the elongation of an elastic material)
  • Fracture tests (e.g. measurement of the breaking strength of a plastic component)
  • Slip/friction coefficient (e.g. measuring the slip coefficient of a plastic film used in a packaging process)

There are models of various capacities and with different levels of technology. They can be equipped with a control panel, or driven by a computer and/or linked to software. Thus, it is possible to set up standard tests including reports, to record numerous results, to do curve analysis.

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Is a tension-compression test simple to set up?

Several factors need to be taken into account when setting up a tensile, compression or strength test.

The choice of equipment (dynamometer, test bench and tooling) depends on

  • The forces to be measured (low or high capacity)
  • The nature of the test (breakage test, deformation, tearing, coefficient of friction or sliding coefficient, crushing resistance, etc.)
  • The standard of the test, if any, to be met.

What is expected from the test: simple measurement, rupture, curve, acquisition frequency.

But it is also necessary to take into account the potential future needs in order to choose the right equipment. Software-controlled tensile testers are great laboratory tools but may not be useful for production testing in industry.