Lloyd Instruments

TG36 Rectangular Direct Compression Platens

Rectangular direct compression platens for samples up to 175mm x 115mm (6.9 x 4.5 in).


Maximum Capacity 5 kN 1124 lbf
Minimum Load Cell 50 N 11.3 lbf
Max Sample Dimensions 175 x 115 mm 6.9 x 4.5 in
Eye End Diameter 15.85 mm 0.62 in
Weight of Upper Platten 0.6 Kg 1.3 lb
Temperature Limits Ambient  


General compression testing for a wide range of materials and products for the purpose of determining one or more of the following compressive properties:

  • Compressive Yield Stress
  • Compressive Strength
  • Offset Yield Stress
  • Percentage Compressive Strain at Compressive Yield Stress
  • Percentage Compressive Strain at Rupture
  • Compressive Stress at Specified Compressive Strain