Compression [1]

Testing applications of compressing, crushing, pushing force and pressure are introduced in Compression [1].
[Compress/Crush] introduces testing to evaluate the sample hardness (deformation) such as top-load testing of bottle and ball harness testing.
[Push] introduces testing to quantify operating feelings of samples such as cart pushing force testing and tactile switch feeling testing.
[Pressure] introduces testing to evaluate durability (apply and keep a certain force to the sample for the fixed time) of samples such as retort pouch durability testing.
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Compress/Crush

Compressing test of a paper box

This test measures the durability of paper boxes such as a cake box or gift box. The paper box is pressed till it is crushed, to measure the maximum force value. This type of testing is conducted for quality control and R&D.
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Lip Cream Break Strength Test

This is a break strength test of lip balm. By using a customized jig which can press the center of the lip balm accurately and a customized fixture to equip our versatile motorized stands with the stick holder for FRTS, our texture analyzer, this test is conducted easily and precisely. If you use graph drawing software, you can see not only the maximum value at which the lip balm breaks, but also transition of force by time.
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Opening Force Test of Flat Folded Carton

The durability of cardboard is getting more important to protect products during distribution, which causes companies value its quality management. For instance, a box-making machine, also known as a carton former, opens the folded carton to make a carton box, however, the machine may shut down due to the variation of force to open folded cartons. Thus, the management and testing of opening force of flat-folded carton is necessary. This video shows how to measure the force when opening the flat folded carton by using IMADA customized attachment and testing equipment. Moreover, By using the graphing software, the transition of the force to open the flat-folded carton can be checked visually.
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Repulsion Force Test of Cushioning Material

This is repulsion force test of cushioning material by using IMADA force-displacement analysis unit. The compressing force becomes bigger if you continue to press the cushioning material. Thus, you need to compare the compressing force at a certain compressing distance (displacement). IMADA's force-displaceemt analysis unit enables you to check the transition of the force graphically when the cushioning material is compressed or when it returns to its original shape. It is used for R&D and quality control.
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Simple Repulsion Force Test of Packing Material

This is simple way of compression test to determine repulsion force of packing material. The compressing force becomes bigger if you continue to press the packing material. Thus, you need to compare the compressing force at a certain compressing distance (displacement). IMADA's force testing system enables you to determine the repulsion force at a certain displacement. This test is used for R&D and quality control.
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Repulsion Force Test of Game Ball

This is compression test to determine repulsion force of game ball by using IMADA force-displacement analysis unit. The compressing force becomes bigger if you continue to press the ball. Thus, you need to compare the compressing force at a certain compressing distance (displacement). IMADA's force-displacement unit enables you to analyze force transition visually based on a certain displacement when the ball is compressed or when it returns to its original shape. The analysis unit is widely used for R&D and quality control.
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Simple Elasticity Force Test of Ball

This is simple elasticity force test of ball. Elasticity is determined by compression test, however, you need to fix the compressing distance (displacement). This is because the compressing force becomes bigger if you continue to press the ball, thus, you need to compare the compressing force at a certain displacement. It is used for R&D and quality control. 
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Tablet Hardness Test (Compression Test)

This is compression test for measuring the hardness of tablets (pharmaceutical tablets). In this video, a tablet is pushed until it breaks using IMADA force gauge and a flat attachment. This test determines the hardness of tablets by obtaining the maximum load value when fracture initiates. Watch the video for more details. Tablet hardness testing is used for R&D and quality control.
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Cosmetic Foundation Hardness Test

Cosmetic foundation is pressed to measure its hardness for quality control and R&D.
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500ml Plastic Bottle Top-load Testing

This is plastic bottle top-load testing for characteristic evaluation, and quality control.
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Shoe sole hardness test

This is shoe sole hardness test for comfort evaluation, quality control and R&D.
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Push

Operating force test of switch

Operating force of a switch is measured with a manual test stand in this video. This type of measurement is also called switch feeling test and describes easiness of pressing switches or click feeling in numerical values. By setting Peak Drops(decreasing values) on the force gauge, the force at the moment when the switch gets on is recorded as the first peak value. Displacement value to turn the switch on can be measured using the test stand with displacement input function.
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Operating Force Test of Motorcycle’s Brake Lever

Force to operate motorcycle’s brake lever is measured by a dedicated load cell and amplifier. You just mount the load cell on a brake lever, grip them together, then the operating force is indicated. The tested data can be stored in the internal memory of the force gauge. You can also check the stored data directly on the force gauge's display easily. This test is used for inspection, safety evaluation and quality control.
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Tactile switch click sensation test

IMADA's force-displacement tester determines click sensation (feeling) of tactile switches. In the video, the tester presses a switch, measuring the resistance force and graphing the measurement. In other words, to determine the click sensation, you need to measure displacement as well as force. Then, the tester graphs force transition with reference to displacement, helping identify the hysteresis (zero reversion). Thus, the force-displacement tester handles various characteristic evaluation other than click sensation of switches. The remarkable thing is that the tester automatically detects contact point of the sample and presses switches by pre-set displacement, which improves repeatability and test-efficiency.
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Foot Brakes Pedal Stepping Force Test

Force to step foot brakes is measured by a dedicated load cell and amplifier. You just mount the load cell on a foot brake, step them together, then the stepping force is indicated. This test can also be applied to accelerator pedal. This test is used for inspection, safety evaluation and quality control.
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Strength and Sharpness Testing of Acupuncture Needle (Complies with the corresponding part of ISO 17218 : 2014)

To determine the strength and sharpness of acupuncture needle in conformance with the corresponding part of ISO 17218 : 2014, IMADA offers a dedicated testing system as the following configuration.
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Compression test of syringe

Syringe plunger is compressed to measure the compression (resistance) force for quality control and R&D.
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Compression test of syringe (Complies with the corresponding part of ISO 7886-1:2017)

Syringe plunger is compressed to measure the compression (resistance) force for quality control and R&D. It complies with corresponding part of ISO 7886-1:2017.
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Softness Measurement of Hand Cream

This is softness measurement of hand cream. Disk probe is used to compress the hand cream to test its softness. It is widely used for quality control and R&D.
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Tactile Test of Mouse Button

This is tactile test of mouse button using force-displacement analysis unit FSA series. It allows force-displacement graphing and visual analysis of the click feeling. It is widely used for quality control and R&D.
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Push-out Test of Tablet Packaging (Pharmaceutical Blister Pack)

This is push-out test of tablet from its packaging (pharmaceutical blister pack). The tablet is pulled out from its packaging and the test results is graphed for analysis. It is widely used for quality control.
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Actuation force test of dispenser

IMADA's actuation force tester measures actuation force of sanitizer spray bottle, hand soap pump bottle, or other dispenser, which enables quality control of discharging volume.
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Spray press button compression test

This is spray press button compression test for quality control and R&D.
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Pressure

Stacking Strength Test of a Corrugated Cardboard Box

Corrugated cardboard boxes are often piled up in a storage for a long time. In this video, the stacking strength of the corrugated cardboard is measured by a dual-column motorized test machine which can keep pressing the test sample for up to 999 hours and 59 mins with a maximum force of 5000N. This machine is available not only for stacking strength test but also for compression test to measure the force value at which a corrugated cardboard box collapses.
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Retort Pouch Durability (Burst Strength) Test (Complies with the corresponding part of JIS Z0238:1998)

To determine the durability (burst strength) of heat-sealed packages such as retort pouches, keep a package pressed at a constant force with a force gauge and a dedicated fixture. IMADA offers the dedicated testing system such as the following configuration to comply with JIS, which is utilized in quality control.
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