foam couch cushion test machineEvaluating static compressive strength characteristics of foam materials, products and components

Foam test machines are used to evaluate the firmness of foam in many different industries. Precisely control the speed, the force applied, or the distance travelled for accurate measurements. The measurement of compressive strength is known as Indentation Load Deflection (ILD), or Indentation Force Deflection (IFD), and are used interchangeably.

This specialized foam tester product line was designed to deliver low cost and high performance as needed by the application. Ideal for component testing and testing flexible foam materials from automotive cushioning materials to pillows and mattresses!

Frame Max Force  Style
110 1.1 kN (250 lbf) Low Force C Frame Tabletop or Floorstanding Test Machines
120 2.2 kN (500 lbf) Dual Column Tabletop Test Machines
110S 5 kN (1125 lbf) High Force Floor Standing C Frame Test Machines

What Is the Purpose of Foam Testing?

The purpose of foam testing is to determine the behavior or response of a foam material while it experiences a compressive load by measuring fundamental variables, such as, strain, stress, and deformation. By testing a material in compression, the relevant mechanical material properties can be determined. The test results can help in R&D foam development and in Quality Control to monitor production processes or incoming vendor supplied raw materials.


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Common Foam Testing Applications

  • ASTM D3574 Testing Equipment for Flexible Cellular Urethane Foams
  • ASTM D5672 Indentation Force Deflection of Flexible Cellular Plastic Foam
  • ISO 1798 Tensile Test of Flexible Cellular Polymers
  • ISO 2439 Indentation Hardness of Flexible Cellular Plastic Foam
  • ISO 3385 Flexible Cellular Foam Fatigue by Constant-Load Pounding
  • ISO 8067 Flexible Cellular Polymeric Materials Tear Strength
  • Can be programmed to meet automotive standards and more!

How to Select a Foam Test Machine in 4 Easy Steps

  • Step 1 - Select your frame
  • Step 2 - Select your controller software
  • Step 3 - Select your accessories
  • Step 4 - Contact us

Step 1: Start by Selecting Your Frame

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Foam Test Machines

Choose from 3 different frame styles with 100's of configurations

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Step 2: Select Your Controller Software

Choose From a Wide Range of Pre-Configured Foam Testing Software Solutions

Popular software options:

  • ASTM D3574 Static Testing Software Modules for Tests B1, B2, C, E, F & N
  • ASTM D5672 Software Module
  • And more! Static testing software modules are available for various other ASTM, ISO & automotive standards

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Step 3: Select Your Accessories

Choose from a wide variety of test accessories for a wide variety of purposes. These accessories include grips, environmental chambers, transducers, and sample preparation items. With these accessories, you can have confidence that your specimens will be tested consistently, correctly and will yield ideal results. These are a few of the most popular foam testing accessories:

And More! Many other accessories are available for your application. Shop all accessories.

Step 4: Contact Us

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