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UTECH North Carolina 2018 has wrapped up

UTECH Polyurethane trade show 2018 is officially over. Josh Bydak was able to meet visitors from all over the world, discussing and demonstrating our foam testing equipment and instruments.

Josh also presented on the "Ask the Expert" panel, where he talked about IDM as a company, and some of our products to the crowd.

Unfortunately, the show was cut short due to Hurricane Florence, but we were still glad to have been able to exhibit our products.

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UTECH North America 2018 coming soon

UTECH North America 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina is just a week away on September 11th-13th, 2018. UTECH will feature the latest information and product offerings on flexible and rigid foams, coatings, elastomers and sealants in the polyurethane industry. Companies from the foams industry from all over the world will be showcasing, visiting, and networking in one of the largest foam tradeshows of the year.

IDM Instruments will be showcasing some our foam and polyurethane testing equipment, like our Foam Porosity Tester, Foam Compression Tester, Foam Resilience Tester, and more. Come visit us at booth #826!

IDM Instruments - The power of flexibility: a company's strategy for growth

IDM Instruments was recently featured in the June edition of the Manufacturers' Monthly 2018 Magazine, detailing how IDM's flexible and diverse approaches in product development and services has enabled us to meet customer needs.  The full article text is as below: The power of flexibility: a company’s strategy for growth Manufacturers’ Monthly spoke to IDM Instruments managing director, Tommy Halmos, on how flexibility and diversity in product development and services has helped the company
meet customer needs.
THE by the Australian Manufacturing Growth Centre, latest report published (AMGC) in April this year, titled “Building resilience in Australian Manufacturing,” recommended three strategies to all manufacturers seeking to improve their  performance: superiority, diversity and flexibility.  The report suggested that flexible firms have agile business structures that allow them to shift their production towards adjacent industries and products to maximise their profits. Manufact…

A Visitor from Thailand

A Visitor from Thailand Yuttachai, from Prince of Songkla University visited IDM Instruments in May to undertake product training for one of our machines under our managing director, Tommy. Yuttachai stayed for 2 days, learning the ins-and-outs of how to use our machinery, to bring that knowledge back to Thailand to share with his team at the university.  His stay was not only educational about our machinery and usages, but it was also education because he got to experience Australia food (steaks), and Australian culture (saw some kangaroos up close and personal). It was a pleasure having you Yuttachai, and I hope you enjoyed your stay in Australia!

Advancements in Foam Porosity Measurement

The first version of IDM Instruments’ Foam Porosity Tester F0016 was designed and released in the 1980s, in accordance with global industry standards, and was used to determine the ease with which air passed through a cellular structure, namely foam, by comparing the relationship between pressure and flow when subjected to different foam samples. It used vacuum chambers with manometers and was controllable via a manual dial to fine tune flow. This version was purely analogue and required fine use of the dial and flow tubes to be able to give accurate test results. Due to the purely analog design, it was difficult to achieve accurate yet repeatable test results.

After more design and upgrades, the second version Foam Porosity Tester F0023was released in late 2001. Once againimproving the accuracy of foam porosity testing. This model boasted variable flow ranges, allowing for more ranges of conditions of testing foam porosities. A huge feature of this model was the addition of an optiona…

Cobb Moisture Testing with IDM

Cobb Moisture Absorption Test Ring & Roller
This method for measuring water absorption of sized papers is used all over the world. A dry test piece of suitable paper is placed under the cylinder. The 100ml of water is poured over the test piece.

After a specified time the water is poured off and the test piece is placed on standardized blotting paper. Another blotting paper is placed on top of the test piece and the excess water is removed by means of the roller.

The test piece is then weighed again and the results are calculated and reported as absorption in grams per m2, according to the standard method.

ESM750S gets a Big Brother

The recently introduced ESM750S 750 lbF / 3.4 kN tension / compression test stand is a proud Big Brother. Welcome Model ESM750, an extended length version test stand with the same height and travel specifications as the ESM1500.
This test stand provides a niche solution for lower force, higher travel & higher clearance applications. ESM1500 and ESM750 single-column force testers are highly configurable solutions for tension and compression measurement applications, with capacities of 1,500 lbF (6.7 kN) and 750 lbF (3.4 kN), respectively. With generous travel and clearance, they are suitable for break testing, cycling, limit testing to a load or distance, loadholding, elongation testing, tensile testing, compression testing, and more. Satisfy various test methods through an intuitive menu with selectable test parameters, such as speed, number of cycles, etc. Up to 50 profiles may be saved and password protected. Crosshead positioning for sample setup is a breeze with available Fol…


  Applications include:   Cardboard • Foam • Paper • Plastic • Rubber

Pneumatic Sample Cutter Model: C0043 This device is intended for preparation of circular / square / rectangle test pieces  with uniform edges. It is pneumatic, for easy operation, and repetitious sample cutting.
• Front paper load for easy operation • One or more sheets can be cut simultaneously • Punch and Die made from tempered alloy steel • Safety Guard • Grammage range: 35 to 1,000gsm • Thickness: Up to 4mm thick • Cutter sizes selection: 100cm2; 38.1x70mm; 62x50mm; 63x53mm; 50x62mm; 38x70mm; 15x100mm
Pneumatic Cutting Presses C0050 Series
The Pneumatic Cutting Press is fast and easy to operate, great for cutting of various different sized pieces, allowing a large range of dies to be used with the Cutting Press. Cutting dies can be fixed onto the moving top plate, or sit directly onto the sample, allowing the user to change the dies with ease.
• 3 or 10 tonne capacity • Cutting area: 300mm x 300mm • 95mm dayl…

IDM offers comprehensive, independent material testing services for various industries

IDM is not just an equipment supplier.....we are a quality provider! IDM Instruments Pty Ltd offers comprehensive, independent in-house testing services for various industries. Our team of expert technicians are equipped with state-of-the-art testing instruments to ensure customers are provided reliable, accurate and prompt testing results. Customers can profit by utilising IDM’s independent testing services. Timely reports, client confidentiality, less material waste and increased profits are some of the benefits derived to customers from these in-house testing services. Some examples of independent testing services supplied by IDM include: Foam Industry: IFD / compression, hardness, porosity, resilience, thickness.Mattress Industry: Cornell, IFD / compression, hardness, spring tensionPaper Industry: Coefficient of friction, tear, cobb moisture, paper brightnessPackaging Industry: Coefficient of friction, tensile, peel, crease & stiffness, gelbo flex, ink rub, hot tack
Independent tes…

Box Opening Pressure Testers

IDM's Box Opening Pressure Tester has been designed to measure the opening force of flat stacked carton boxes. The equipment is used for the development and quality control of cartons during production, there for speeding up production set-up time.
We have 2 x legacy models being offered to our packaging customers at a discounted price.  Please contact IDM for details:

String Pots - Position Transducers - Inclinometers