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IDM Instruments Launches New Website

Welcome to IDM’s new website, we have moved to Acora CMS to give you an enhanced experience where you can select products and obtain quotes.  Please bear with us as we optimise the new features.  You can look forward to a growing range of products represented on our website.
Mark-10 Advanced Force / Torque indicator on a motorised test stand, calibrated and certified by IDM Instruments Australia

Case Study - Tasline

Testing fishing line with a Mark-10 testing machine certified and calibrated by IDM Instruments
Celebrating IDM's 50th Corporate Anniversary

Celebrating IDM's 50th Corporate Anniversary

  We have crossed another milestone in the history of our company as 2022 marks our 50th corporate anniversary!    Founded in a humble garage, we take pride in our built outstanding reputation as a leading supplier of testing and measuring instruments. Thanks to our employees, partners, suppliers and especially customers, over the years, we have diversified and grown to cover manufacturing, sensors along with the supply of testing solutions. Throwback picture of IDM Staff in...

Bursting Strength Testers

The cast iron BT-21 units use the Mullens method to determine the bursting strength of paper, board and corrugated board for quality control and R&D purposes. The exclusive interactive software offers options to a basic or complete test. During the testing process, the wide LCD screen displays a graph of the evolution of the test. Once testing is complete the maximum strength of the sample material is displayed automatically. There are two models available: BT-21P = PaperBT-21C = Board...

Testing Nonwoven Material - Gelbo Flex Tester

The  Gelbo Flex Tester allows testing the quality of non-woven material. As millions of masks are being manufactured and sold during COVID-19. The testing of the non-woven material is important to ensure that the face masks, protective gowns are manufactured using quality non-woven material. This is important because most non-woven materials tend to lint or shed. Relevant Testing Standards The Gelbo Flex Tester adheres to various testing standards including –  ISO...
Crease and Stiffness tester

IDM's Crease & Stiffness Tester

With the ongoing commitment to product design and manufacturing improvements, IDM’s new-look model of Crease and Stiffness Tester C0039-M3 has been launched. This unit tests the “spring back” or crease recovery of carton board used in the printing and packaging industries by determining the resistance offered by creased samples and measuring the recovery force after 15 seconds. Including options such as adjustable jaws, bend length and IDM’s CST software, samples can be...

Crease Bend Tester

The Crease Bend Tester is used to monitor scoring equipment to ensure box performance, by measuring the bending resistance of creased board at the time of folding at the crease. It measures the maximum force required to bend the sample board. Corrugated converters use the Crease Bend Tester to aid in making adjustments to improve the quality; thus ensuring the end user will have boxes that run effectively on their production line.

Falling Dart Impact Tester

The Falling Dart Impact Tester covers the determination of the energy that causes Polyethylene Film to fail under specified conditions, with the impact of a free-falling dart. This energy is expressed in terms of weight (mass) of the dart falling from a specified height, which would result in 50% failure of specimens tested.
Constant load Pounding Fatigue tester

“Can we test two samples simultaneously and save 20 hours’ worth of time and resources?” – Shell India

A case study of how we designed and manufactured a custom Constant Load Pounding Tester for Royal Dutch Shell Plc.  Case Study Overview Royal Dutch Shell plc, commonly known as ‘Shell’, a British-Dutch multinational oil and gas company is a client of IDM Instruments. Shell, India wanted to test foam samples for loss in thickness and loss in hardness as per ASTM D3574 and ISO 3385. Shell required a custom model with a twin head rather than the standard model. Read how did we...
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Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year 2021

To all our IDM friends, 2020 has been unique for all of us. As we wind down for the year, we would like to sincerely thank you for the continued support throughout this difficult year. We look forward to continuing our partnership in the coming year. We wish you and your friends & family,  “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year” Please Note: our closure will be from Thursday 24th December and we will return on Monday, 11th January 2021. We will be here for you....

Vantage NX

Thwing-Albert Instrument Company has released a new Tensile Testing Machine Design, the Vantage NX. This revamps the popular EJA Vantage Series to introduce a new ergonomic frame. The new Vantage NX is available is capacities of 1kN and 2kN, and will replace the previous frame for those capacities. The Vantage NX maintains the flexibility of a universal frame by allowing the testing machine to be configured for many different standards using different grips and fixtures. This new Universal...

IDM Instrument Are Winners Of The Auspack Export Achievement Award 2005

From fundamental technologies and machinery to the latest state-of-the-art scientific instruments and computer controlled equipment, we can assist in a variety of industries including foam, packaging, paper, plastics and many more. We have both the knowledge and instruments to suit your specific application. Our services include design, manufacture, sales, maintenance and calibration of testing and measuring instruments. 

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IDM Would Like to See You At Utech Asia - PU China

IDM Instruments Pty Ltd would like to invite you to UTECH Asia/PU China 3rd – 5th September 2014Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC)Stand: N2-62 If you would like to book a specific time for discussion during the show please email Tommy Halmos at If you are unable to attend but would like some product information, please email your requirements to Julia Lucey at (Please mention UTECH Asia/PU China in your correspondence.)...

IDM's Christmas/ New Year Closure

IDM Instruments Pty Ltd will be closed for our annual Christmas holiday from 22nd December 2016 until 15th January 2017. Please take this closure into consideration for pending orders and note that our office will reopen on Monday 16th January 2017. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our valued customers and agents for your support throughout 2016 & we look forward to working with you again in the New Year.