What is Compression Testing Machine (CTM)? And it’s New Variants & Capacities.

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Compression Testing Machine (CTM) – An Overview

A compression Testing Machine (CTM) is used to measure the compressive strength of a material. The CTM is designed to apply a compressive load to the sample until it fails. The machine consists of a piston that moves up and down inside a cylinder, applying the load to the sample.

The CTM machine is used in construction industries to test the quality of concrete. The compressive strength of concrete is determined by testing concrete cubes or cylinders using the CTM machine. The CTM machine can also be used to test the compressive strength of other materials such as bricks, rocks, and metals.

The CTM machine is available in different sizes, capacities, and types. The most common types of CTM machines are manually operated and digital machines. The manually operated CTM machine requires a skilled operator to control the load application, while the digital CTM machine is fully automatic and can be operated by anyone with minimal training.

The CTM machine consists of a load frame, a hydraulic system, and a data acquisition system. The load frame is the main body of the machine, and it supports the hydraulic system and the data acquisition system. The hydraulic system is used to apply the load to the sample, and the data acquisition system is used to measure and record the load and deformation data.

To perform a compression test using the CTM machine, the sample is prepared by casting it into a cube or cylinder mold. The sample is then cured for a specific period of time and tested by placing it in the CTM machine. The load is applied to the sample at a specific rate until it fails. The load and deformation data are recorded during the test, and the compressive strength of the sample is calculated using the recorded data.

In conclusion, the CTM machine is an essential tool in the construction industry to test the quality of concrete and other materials. The CTM machine can be operated manually or digitally and is available in different sizes and capacities. Proper usage of the CTM machine ensures accurate and reliable test results.

What is Compression Testing Machine?

  • One of the most fundamental types of machine for material testing with their properties like tensile strength, elastic limits, and more.
  • Compression Tests are used to determine material behaviors under compressive pressure loads.
  • During the test, we measure different properties of materials such as elastic limits, proportional limit, yield point, yield strength, and more.

Why Perform A Compression Test?

Testing allows manufacturers to make sure about the integrity, and safety of materials, components, and manufacturing process.

Applications can vary from the strength of Glass to endurance testing of concrete beams used in construction.

Low Tensile Strength of Materials = High Compressive Strength — And Vice-versa….

Compression testing is often used on brittle materials such as concrete, metals, plastics, ceramics, composites, and corrugated materials like cardboard. 

Series of Compression Testing Machines

These machines are available in 50kN, 100kN, 500kN, 1000kN, 2000kN, 3000kN & 5000kN Capacities.

Compression Testing Machines Classification:

  • Digital models with pace rate indicators.
  • MicroController based models with automatic pace rate controllers.
  • Fully Automatic models.
  • Servo models.
  • Analog models.
  • Touch Screen Models (Digital, Micro-Controller & Automatic)

Aimil Prime Automatic Compression Testing Machine (Fully Automatic)


Aimil Prime MU Compression Testing Machine (Micro Controller Based)



Servo Compression Testing Machine


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