Pneumatic Foam Fatigue Tester

This Pneumatic Foam Fatigue tester is available in either a single-station bench-top version, or gantry style, capable of testing any location on mattresses ranging in size from single to king. It  meets the requirements of ASTM D 3574 -03 “Dynamic Fatigue Test by Constant Force Pounding” section. A PLC based controller works in tandem with a 500 lbf load cell and a signal conditioner to provide a constant cycle rate of 70 cycles per minute with a verified peak applied force of 750 Newtons (other sizes, rates, and peak forces available on request). 

A dual rod NFPA style cylinder is connected to the required 250 mm dia. foam indentor foot, which compresses the foam against the required grid of vent holes under the foam test sample. This tester is designed for testing standard square foam samples. 

Available for Rent

This item is available for rent. For more information, please contact Chad Weavers by calling 616-846-6530.


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Rental Terms

  • Minimum rental period is 1 month. After the first month, rentals can be prorated in 1/4 month intervals.
  • Schap Specialty Machine, Inc. handles maintenance issues during the rental period(s).
  • For the first 3 months, 100% of the rental payment for each unit is applied toward purchase of that unit.
  • After 3 months, 20% of the rental payment for each unit is applied toward purchase of that unit.
  • The minimum purchase price of each unit is 50% of its original value.
  • Schap Specialty Machine, Inc. will review the condition of the rental equipment upon return, and any repairs that exceed normal wear and tear will be charged to the renter.

Schap Laboratory Services

Let Schap Laboratory Services run this test for you. Schap Lab is an independent, third-party test lab accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by A2LA*. We are built on over 50 years worth of executing test programs, and building test machines. We offer a wide range of capabilities to test materials such as leather, fabric, foam, rubber, plastic, and adhesives. We also offer mechanical, durability and life cycle testing of subcomponents, full assemblies and mechanical systems.

For more information, please contact Erik Johnson by calling 616.844.8259 or send an email to [email protected].

* Not every test offered by Schap Lab is covered by our A2LA accreditation. Please consult our Scope of Accreditation ( Certificate #3611.01 ) for a list of accredited services.