Furniture and Materials Testing Lab 

Directly from the Parameter Generation and Control website is an excellent description of the capability and possible uses of our 30 cubic foot environmental chamber:

“Parameter’s test chambers are designed to accurately produce the temperature and humidity conditions required for applications including stability studies, package testing, TAPPI, MIL-SPEC, and vapor transmission. The 30-cu. ft. chamber features our unique humidity control system, enabling the user to attain unsurpassed levels of RH/temperature control and uniformity. Applications for this unit include diverse industries, such as pharmaceutical development and manufacturing, electronic components, food, semiconductor, paper and pulp, and anywhere precise humidity control and temperature replications are required.


Our walk in chamber, left, is also by the fine folks at Parameter Generation and Control.  It has been a real workhorse for us, and provides us with a high level of capability we’re pleased to offer to our research and industry partners.


We have been utilizing our “Bifmatic 2000” custom designed testing equipment since 1997. Below are some of the BIFMA tests we routinely perform.  You can find more about our BIFMA testing capability at the FMMC testing lab site. The tests we most frequently run are BIFMA 5.1 which includes arm durability, horizontal and vertical arm strength, back durability and strength, drop test, front and side leg strength, load ease, out stop seating impact, front and rear stability, tablet arm and tablet arm load ease, and tilt seat mechanism. We also test to BIFMA 5.4 which includes horizontal and vertical arm strength and durability, horizontal and vertical back strength and durability, drop test, leg strength test for front and side, seating impact, front and rear stability, structural durability, and unit drop test. We can customize as needed.


Direct from the Hirox web site, regarding the KH-7700, “KH-7700 Digital Microscope System is HIROX’s newest most advanced development. The digital camera, light source, LCD monitor, computer and software are all integrated into this one unit. The KH-7700 provides the user with the ultimate in high performance observation, measurement, analysis, recording, management, and output.”


We are extremely well equipped to break stuff and measure the stresses involved to a high degree accuracy.  Our biggest and strongest machine is our ATS Series 1620 20,000 lbs. capacity universal testing machine.  From their lips to our web page:

“Our electromechanical Universal Testing Machines are capable of performing virtually any test on almost any material when coupled with our unmatched line of standard and custom testing accessories.  As with all ATS equipment, any of our standard frame designs can be custom-modified by our experienced Engineering department to suit any application or space restriction.”


We have a Servo Hydraulic Axial Fatigue Test Machine from the fine folks at Testresources.  Ours is a model 910LX15 – 3,300 lb capacity.  As the folks at Testresources say, more or less:

“Servo hydraulic test machines typically produce high loads at high test speeds compared to all electro mechanical and electro dynamic test machines. 910 Series test systems are used for product and material tests and include a dual column load frame, servo hydraulic actuator with servo valve, fatigue rated load cell, hydraulic power pack, digital controller and test software.  The 910 includes a high efficiency variable frequency drive servo pump and a servoactuator that includes a high resolution digital encoder, capable of micron level control. Actuators are available with speeds to 100 hz and forces to 5500 lb (25 kN). The popular 910 series includes all items needed. ”