10-50 kN Top Load Testers

Our range of high capacity, twin-column Top-load Testers provide the ideal solution for testing larger, heavier samples. Available in three capacities, these models ensure that robust product strength and safety requirements are met, providing high accuracy with repeatability and reliability of results.

Key Features

  • Touch Screen tablet PC - easy programming for use on the production floor & minimal operator training required
  • 10 kN and 25 kN models are suitable for containers up to 400 mm (15.7”) diameter. The 50 kN model is ideal for containers up to 420 mm (16.5”) diameter Bespoke solutions for larger containers can be provided
  • Samples of any shape can be tested including PET, HDPE, metal and cardboard containers
  • Defined platen positioning for ease of sample removal and placement
  • 5 customisable favourites for speedy access to testing
  • Free Height of container can be calculated automatically saving extra steps and time
  • Calculations such as 'Free Height', 'Peak Load' and 'Collapse Force' can be color coded for pass/fail
  • Automatic export of defined results minimises key strokes by operator
  • Designed for repetitive testing on a production floor with ease of use and minimal maintenance costs
  • 10, 25, 50 kN (2200, 5500, 11000 lbf) capacities




  • The TLT 10 kN is ideally suited to heavy-duty plastics and cardboard
  • Maximum Force: 10 kN
  • Maximum Travel: 960 mm (37.8”)*

Part Number

  • 815-004




  • The TLT-xt 25 kN is ideal for conducting vertical crush tests on rigid cardboard structures
  • Maximum Force: 25 kN
  • Maximum Travel: 950 mm (37.4”)*

Part Number

  • 815-005




  • For rigid structures such as large metal containers, the TLT-xt 50 kN has the power to deliver results
  • Maximum Force: 50 kN
  • Maximum Travel: 1100 mm (43.3”)*

Part Number

  • 815-006

* Travel distance measured without loadcell or grips
Mecmesin reserves the right to alter equipment specificationswithout prior notice E&OE


Mecmesin provides an extensive range of specialised and custom accessories to suit a variety of applications, including custom-designed fittings.

contact our sales team to find the right accessories for your applications.

Many other optional accessories are available, including custom-designed fittings.

Related Applications

  • ASTM D2659 - 11 Standard Test Method for Column Crush Properties of Blown Thermoplastic Containers
  • ASTM D642-90 - Standard Test Method for Determining Compressive Resistance of Shipping Containers, Components and Unit Loads
  • ASTM D1621 - Standard Test Method for Compressive Properties of Rigid Cellular Plastics
  • Lateral force tests on cans in vending machines

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"We have performed top-load tests on our PET bottle production line for nearly a decade with Mecmesin equipment, which has proved extremely robust and reliable. We plan to upgrade our QC test equipment soon and I will have no hesitation in sticking with Mecmesin."

John Gilroy, Quality Manager, Esterform Packaging Ltd


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