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DIN 53149

Introducing DIN 53149 - Industrial Physics

DIN 53149 is a global DIN international standard to follow when you’re compression testing corrugated fibreboard to determine its edge crush resistance. 

You’ll find that the crush resistance compression test is often referred to as crush testing. Whatever you call it - we make a range of devices and accessories to support your inspections to many different international standards.  

What is edge crush testing?

Edge crush testing is a common method for testing the peak load that materials like paper, board and corrugated cardboard can cope with. Also known as ECT it’s a handy technique to determine the overall strength and durability of corrugated packaging. 

The ring crush compression test is similar to the short-span compression test. The strength of the liner or fluting is measured both in the machine direction and perpendicular to it. You’ll have to make sure that the force application to the specimen is exactly perpendicular during these tests. 

The results of the DIN 53149 test are also highly dependent on proper specimen preparation. Your samples and guides must be exactly parallel to ensure accurate determination of the ring crush strength 

As the ring crush test provides information about specimen buckling behavior rather than crush behavior, it is increasingly being replaced by the short span compression test. 

Our DIN 53149 compression testing equipment

So, how can Industrial Physics improve your DIN 53149 ring crush resistance testing 

Our experts can help you choose the best compression testers to meet your requirements. Have a unique request? We can configure a solution for you. Simply let us know the size, geometry, and strength characteristics of your samples. We’ll then identify the right machine and compression plates needed to crush your samples, giving you the highly accurate test data you need to improve your processes. 

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The Crush Test is designed as a robust, easy-to-use instrument. Exactly what you need when performing crush tests. The Crush Tester is suitable for a wide variety of samples, including corrugated board, tubes, corrugated paper and plastics. The accuracy is achieved with a precision load cell, which is even accurate at low force values 

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We’ve learnt a thing or two about compression testing over the decades. Now Industrial Physics is recognized as a brand that likes to bring new, innovative crush testers and compression testing equipment to market. 

We like to share our knowledge and we’re here to help you to answer your questions about crush resistance testing. Across the knowledgebase section of our website we publish lots of blogs on related subjects.  

You could start with this blog - understanding testing standards for compression and crush testing. Then you could follow-up with this piece which delves further into top load / crush testing. 

If you have any questions about DIN 53149 and how we can help you with your ring crush compression testing, then please just get in touch!

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