This testing system is equipped with a large lower and smaller upper T-slotted mounting plate. Up to four load cells can be mounted flexibly on the lower plate, while three load cells can be attached to the upper plate. The four load cells are used to measure the axial force components of the attachment points of components. The total axial load can be measured by the three upper load cells, even if the component fails asymmetrically, thus resulting in a load applied eccentrically to the test axis. The example shows the load-deformation curve of bumpers being determined using this test setup.