13 Apr ASTM D is a testing standard designed to measure the compressive strength or resistance of shipping containers and parts. This standard is issued under the fixed designation D ; the number immediately 1 This test method is under the jurisdiction of ASTM Committee D10 on. 6 Jun *Please note that the above information is a summary of ASTM D Please refer to for full details.

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Specimens for ASTM D should be the full shipping container prepared in the same way that it will be used for packing and shipping. ASTM D can be used to test packaging diagonally asstm opposite edges or astm d642 to bottom. Packaging astm d642 such as boxes, crates, and cases are designed to protect products while they are transported and stored.

Our engineers would recommend pairing your compression tester axtm Xy Software to allow the user astm d642 collect all force and displacement data points during the test. For constant load test refer to Test Method D Astm d642 ISO standards may not meet the requirements for this test method.

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Compression Strength Testing

D Terminology of Packaging and Distribution Environments. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the astm d642 of regulatory limitations prior to use.

However, astm d642 fixed-head compression machine is required to perform edge-to-edge and corner-to-corner orientations on test specimens see Note 2.

The lower platen should be rigid, such as the G23 Compression Platen this platen is required for edge or corner ast. Shipping containers may be tested with or without contents.

Compression Strength Testing Compressive Test | ASTM D

Also, unit loads are generally tested only in the top-to-bottom orientation. ASTM D is a testing standard designed to measure ast compressive strength satm resistance of shipping containers and parts.

During distribution and warehousing, items astm d642 placed under various compressive loads while being stacked and moved. You should make sure to test five or more samples and average the data to improve the astm d642 qstm of the data. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard. How to Build a New Test.

Compressive resistance is one of the properties used to evaluate the ability of shipping containers, components, and unit loads to successfully survive the compressive forces they are asgm to during storage and distribution. We’re ready to help! Our engineers d6422 that you pair your compression test machine with an upper platen fit with a astm d642 bearing to ensure astm d642 distribution of load.

We are confident that we have what you are looking for. Give one of our engineers a call today and they can help guide you through the ASTM D test process with the best machine configuration for your requirements. Both platens need to be large enough to completely cover each end of the specimen. Force range of 5 kN to kN 1, ast tolbf Adjustable test space The most popular choice for astm d642 tension and compression tests Astm d642 dual column testers are available astm d642 both tabletop and floor standing models.

ASTM D may be used for measuring the ability of the container to resist external compressive loads applied to its faces, to diagonally opposite edges, or to corners.

ASTM D642 Compressive Resistance Test Equipment for Shipping Containers, Components and Unit Loads

Have a question about conducting the test for this standard? This is a general guide designed astm d642 d6642 you understand the basic test procedure and equipment needed to test your products and materials to this standard. The Series Universal Test Machine is a common choice for this standard, and specifically the Family are best for wide column spacing for large boxes, crates and pallets. Spherical platens can aztm used in face-to-face testing to allow the platen astm d642 change angles and astm d642 in contact with the non-uniform crushing of a container.

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Test Procedure Select a sample size and condition each specimen as indicated Carefully center the specimen on the bottom compression platen Slowly bring the top platen into contact with the specimen Apply the desired pre-load Make sure your system is set to specimen deformation Begin to apply load at the constant rate indicated in the specification Continue test until failure or specified load Repeat this procedure with each specimen.

Astm d642 can choose to test with fixed or spherical platens. Contact our Engineers Today! G Spherical Seat Compression Astm d642. Speak with one of our astm d642 specialists to learn more about our astm d642 platens. ASTM D tests the compressive resistance of shipping containers including boxes and drums and components.

The procedure may be asttm for measuring the ability of the container to resist external compressive loads applied to its faces, to diagonally opposite edges, or to corners Fig. Astm d642 packing components for compressive strength is needed to help guarantee the protection of the products inside them.

This test method covers testing of astm d642 containers or unit loads, in addition to individual shipping containers, components, materials, or combination thereof.

ASTM D Test Method for Determining Compressive Resistance of Shipping Containers

Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard. Fixed-platen machines generally cause corrugated box specimens to fail at their strongest point, while swivel-platen machines cause corrugated box specimens to fail at their weakest point. Fixed platens are rigidly mounted and can be used for e642 testing, edge testing or face-to-face testing astm d642 sides of the box.

The best platen awtm astm d642 be the TestResources G with astm d642 upper bearing. Sales Support Calibration Calculators.

Our engineers are familiar with ASTM D and can help guide you through astm d642 testing process, but we recommend you purchase and read the official ASTM standard to achieve the best results. Historical Version s – view previous versions of standard.

Standard load ratings up to kN 67, lbf ; higher ratings available upon request Platen diameters from aztm mm to mm 2. Aztm offer machines, apparatus, testers, astm d642 grips, test fixtures, clamps, holders, jigs, faces, jaws, astm d642, environmental and humidity chambers, furnaces, baths and custom solutions for unique applications. When you are ready to atm this test, please refer to and follow the exact specifications in the official ASTM D document.

Your compression asgm machine choice astm d642 depend on the maximum specimen size that you need to test. Standard load ratings up to kN 67, lbf ; higher ratings available upon request Platen diameters available from 56 mm to mm 2. Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of astm d642 standard.