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5 kN Foam Compression Tester

United's 5kN Foam Testing System is designed to test to ASTM C1427, ASTM D1621, ASTM D3574, ASTM D3575, ASTM F1566, and ASTM F1839.

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United’s 5kN Foam Tester incorporates an extended crosshead and a wider and longer base to accommodate large foam samples.

Ideal for testing to several popular foam testing standards.

ASTM C1427 – Standard Specification for Extruded Preformed Flexible Cellular Polyolefin Thermal Insulation in Sheet and Tubular Form
ASTM D1621 – Standard Test Method for Compressive Properties Of Rigid Cellular Plastics
ASTM D3574 – Standard Test Methods for Flexible Cellular Materials–Slab, Bonded, and Molded Urethane Foams
ASTM D3575 – Standard Test Methods for Flexible Cellular Materials Made From Olefin Polymers
ASTM F1566 – Standard Test Methods for Evaluation of Innersprings, Boxsprings, Mattresses or Mattress Sets
ASTM F1839 – Standard Specification for Rigid Polyurethane Foam for Use as a Standard Material for Testing Orthopaedic Devices and Instruments

Standard foam test table:  36 inch x 36 inch, with 0.250-inch holes that are 0.750-inch apart.

Includes load cell (5kN capacity).

Compression foot:  8″ (203mm) diameter

Spec:  Preload, Test, Stop, and Return operations initiated with one keystroke

Spec:  Preload Force, Test Speed and Return Speed may be preset

Spec:  Automatic Stop or Return following sample break

Features & Benefits

Bench-top model

The extended base and crosshead allow a variety of different sized foam samples to be tested

Upper & lower compression plates (round or square) can be provided in a variety of standrd sizes

they can be custom made for your specific application