3-Axes Compression Test


Research group Tribology, Professor M.J.W Schouten, PhD, department Mechanical Engineering TU/e


With the 3-Axes Compression Test instrument seal materials can be studied. A cuboid of plastic (10 x 10 x 10 mm) can be compressed from 3 sides. This can be controlled by force and distance. During the test the pressure and distance of the 3 axes can be measured and saved.


  • Maximum travel: 40 mm
  • Maximum pressure: 4000 N
  • Maximum speed: fast mode: 5 mm/sec; slow mode: 5 mm/ 10 hrs
  • Characteristics: Driver anchor motors, digital motor controller Galil