IDM Instruments has one of the widest range of foam and mattress testing instruments in the world. Our machine range can test the quality of rigid foam, flexible foam, cellular polyurethane, bedding mattress, cushion seats, and all other products with foam. The foam and mattress testing range comply with international testing standards like DIN, ISO, ASTM, EN, and others. The following foam and mattress testing machine range can test compression, resilience, porosity, impact, deflection, density, Indentation force deflection, compression force deflection, and many more.
IDM’s Foam Resilience Tester determines the resilience of flexible cellular polyurethane. A steel ball is dropped vertically onto a test piece and the rebound height measured and expressed as a percentage of the height dropped. The F0030-M2 is a fully digital model where once the ball has dropped the result is automatically captured on the touch screen, with the advantages of great repeatability, digital test results, statistical data, and a USB for exporting.
The IDM Foam Compression Tester is used for determining the deflection force of flexible cellular polyurethane, with reference to various international standards, based on the ILD and IFD.
The Constant Load Pounding Machine is used for the determination of loss in thickness and loss in the hardness of flexible cellular materials intended for use in upholstery. This test provides a means of assessing the service performance of flexible cellular materials of the latex and polyurethane types used in load-bearing upholstery. The test can be performed on both standard size test pieces cut from stock material and to shaped components.
The Auto FPT is used for monitoring the porosity of flexible cellular polyurethane. The machine determines how easy air passes through a cellular structure. Airflow values may be used as an indirect measurement of certain cell structure characteristics. A test piece is placed in a vacuum chamber cavity and a specified automatic constant differential air pressure is applied.
This Seam Fatigue Tester was designed to test the strength of a sewn seam in a fabric, such as in-vehicle seating covers. It operates by lifting a 3kg weight using the sewn fabric as a ‘tow rope’. The 3kg mass is dropped onto a shelf at the end of each stroke and lifted again by the fabric. The shelf height is adjustable so that the mass can be set down gently without too much jerk. The machine is double-ended and two sets of specimens can be tested at each end.
CellFlo is a pocket-sized digital instrument, ergonomically designed with soft grip edges for hand-held comfort. With a digital air flow reading of 0-100 (zero to 100% flow), the unit allows safe monitoring of foam quality at the production line cut-off. This can also assist in necessary production adjustments during the run.
The Foam Resilience Tester has been manufactured to determine the resilience of flexible cellular polyurethane. A steel ball is dropped vertically onto a test piece and the rebound height is measured and expressed as a percentage of the height dropped.
The Foam & Lofty products Thickness Gauge gives an accurate measurement of the thickness to be the basis for accurate values of various properties of cellular materials, such as density, tensile strength, tear resistance, and compression set.
The Bedding Impact Tester is used to determine the effects of impact for comparison testing under realistic abuse conditions. The machine consists of a 79.5 ± 1kg platen with a maximum load of 250kg which is used to drop down from specified heights. The machine operates both manually or automatically using an external PC linked to the computer.
The Mattress Rollator consists of a weighted roller which moves width ways across a test mattress to simulate body movement. The length of stroke to which the Roller moves is very easily adjusted, by sliding the stroke adjustors left or right, to suit the relevant mattress under test. Unloading and loading of the Roller onto the test mattress are done easily via a motor-driven lifting assembly. Options with this machine include with or without safety light curtain and compression testing function.
The Swing Arm Clicker Presses are used for a wide variety of die-cutting applications. The most common uses are cutting soft to semi-rigid materials such as gaskets, leather, cork, rubber, elastic, foam, and other like materials. The SE 25 is completely hydraulic and is made of strong casting material to ensure powerful yet quiet running.
Designed for testing and evaluating Innerspring and Boxspring mattresses. There are several different methods used for this type of evaluation; measurements regarding firmness, firmness retention, durability, the effect of impact etc. The Cornell Type Teser is used to test the long term capacity of bedding to resist cyclic loading. The machine consists of a double hemispherical ram head on a manually adjustable shaft. A load cell is located on the ram head to measure the force being applied to the mattress.
With 2 blade speeds and a mechanical hand wheel system, the BP Bandsaws are perfect for thicker foam sample preparation (especially for porosity testing with model F0031). These units feature a quick-release blade tension mechanism as well as a safety magnetic switch with emergency stop.
The Constant Deflection Compression Tester is designed to measure the change of the thickness of a polyurethane sample of 50mm x 50mm, after deflecting the test piece to a specified deflection, at a certain amount of time and temperature.
IDM Instruments has a wide range of Testing sample preparation devices as per testing standards including cutting presses, cutting dies & templates.
The Constant Deflection Static Force instrument determines the loss of indentation force deflection (IFD), loss of thickness, and the structural breakdown by visual assessment of polyurethane.
The Constant Displacement Foam Fatigue is a floor standing instrument with two daylight sample areas, one on the left and right side of the machine. The center, top, and bottom plates are stationary, while the upper and below center platens simultaneously move up and down. Compression platens measure 500mm x 500mm. 2 Capacity and 4 Capacity units available.
The Vertical Foam Impact Tester performs the procedure for determining the dynamic cushioning performance of cellular rubber materials and rigid and flexible cellular plastics, by measuring the peak deceleration of a mass when it is dropped on a test piece. The test described is intended primarily for quality assurance.
The High-Speed Mixer is used for the rapid mixing of foam compounds to produce a well-mixed sample pat, which can be poured to form a sample for testing purposes and quality control. It is made from Stainless Steel for easy cleaning and featuring automated mixing, as well as variable mixing speeds for added ease of use.
The Roller Shear Machine is used to determine the resistance to compression fatigue of flexible cellular polyurethane using dynamic roller compression testing. The Roller Shear Machine fatigues a specimen dynamically with a constant force deflecting the material both vertically and laterally. It has been used for many years in the foam industry to determine the percentage loss in thickness.
Handheld Thickness Gauges can be used on many different materials where an accurate measurement of thickness is required. Different models are available depending on weight and contact point required.
Used to evaluate a degree of firmness and hardness, common within the foam and furniture industries, based on a physical property called the indentation force deflection (IFD) and is calculated by determining the force required to deflect the test piece a percentage of its original thickness using a circular indentor. It is operated using the Universal Tester program developed by IDM.
This bench top operated Foam Compression Tester is designed to automatically determine Compression Load Deflection of flexible cellular polyurethane samples, up to a size of 10cm x 10cm x 5cm thick, and provides compression and recovery curve analysis via PC. An economic solution to foam compression where smaller samples are applicable.
A smaller version of model M0004, the Foam Pat Mixer helps produce a well-mixed sample pat, which can be poured to form a sample for testing purposes and quality control. It features Stainless Steel components for easy cleaning, as well as variable mixing speeds for added ease of use.
The Mattress Temperature & Humidity Data Logger has been specially designed and manufactured to measure and data log for temperature and humidity percentage (%).
IDM provides a range of UTM’s which feature multiple testing capabilities including compression testing and tensile testing. UTM’s eliminate the need of having multiple machines to perform various tests (i.e. compression and tensile). UTM’s offer versatility and the ability to set up dual tests to speed up test set up, production & ultimately reduces operator fatigue & possible setup errors.