Foam & Mattress Testing Instruments

Foam & Mattress Testing Instruments

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.

Foam Resilience Tester (Digital)

Model: F0030-M2

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.

Digital Foam Resilience Tester
Foam Compression Testing machine

Foam Compression Tester

Model: F0028

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.

Foam Constant Load Pounding Machine

Model: F0021

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.

determination of loss in thickness and loss in hardness of flexible cellular materials
Testing machine for porosity of flexible cellular polyurethane

Foam Porosity Tester

Model: F0031

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.

Seam Fatigue Tester

Model: S0014

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.

test strength of seam fabric, textiles
Foam Porosity Meter

Stiffness of Cloth Tester

Model: CellFlo

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.

Foam Resilience Tester

Model: F0030

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.

Foam Resilience testing machine
Thickness gauge for foam

Thickness Gauges for Foam & Lofty Products

Model: F0017

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.

Bedding Impact Tester

Model: B0008

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.

Bedding Mattress Impact Testing Machine
Mattress Rollator Testing Machine

Mattress Rollator & Durability Tester

Model: M0015

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.

Clicker Press – Test Sample Preparation

Model: C0056 Series

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.

swing arm clicker press machine
mattress testing machines

Cornell Type Tester

Model: C0044

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.

Band Saws

Model: BP Series

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.

Sample band saw cutting
Constant Deflection Compression TesterConstant Deflection Compression Tester

Constant Deflection Compression Tester

Model: F0026

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.

Cutters – Test Sample Preparation apparatus

Model: C0024 – Cutting Dies (Tool Steel)

Model: C0025 – Cutting Dies (Ruller Type)

Model: C0038 – Cutting Dies (Flat Crush Test Cutter)

Model: C0022 – Cutting Dies (Cutting Press)

Model: C0034 – Cutting Templates – Stainless Steel

IDM Instruments has a wide range of Testing sample preparation devices as per testing standards including cutting presses, cutting dies & templates.

Testing sample preparation
Constant Deflection Static Force

Constant Deflection Static Force

Model: F0027

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.

Foam Constant Displacement Foam Fatigue Tester

Model: F0029

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.
Foam Impact Testing machines

Foam Impact Tester – Vertical

Model: V0001

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.

Foam Pat High-Speed Mixer

Model: M0005

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.

Foam Pat High Speed Mixer
foam resistance to compression fatigue testing machine

Roller Shear Machine

Model: R0010

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.

Thickness Gauges – Hand Held

Model: T0014 Series

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.

Thickness Gauges for foam samples
indentation deflection tester for foam

Foam Compression Tester

Model: F0013

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.

Portable Foam Compression Tester

Model: MiniFlex

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.

portable foam compression tester
foam pat mixer

Foam Pat Mixer

Model: MWL5700

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.

Mattress Temperature & Humidity Data Logger

Model: M0011

The Mattress Temperature & Humidity Data Logger has been specially designed and manufactured to measure and data log for temperature and humidity percentage (%).

Mattress Temperature & Humidity Data Logger
Universal Testing Machines

Universal Testing Machines

Model: F0025

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.

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