PC Based IFD Tester

Schap Specialty Machine's Tension and Compression Load Frames are designed to test a wide spectrum of materials including: textiles, leather, metals, plastics, adhesives, and foam. Schap Universal Test Machines are versatile and user programmable. They allow you to create tests to meet your specific needs. A variety of accessories such as test fixtures, clamp jaws and grips are available depending on your needs.

Our PC IFD version of our Universal Test Machine is specifically configured to perform foam testing per ASTM D3574 Test B1 (IFD/ILD), B2 (IRGL), C (Compression Force Deflection Test), M(Viscoelastic Recovery time) and can be configured for the tensile portion Test E, and F with optional grips. One (1) load cell is provided and up to three (3) total can be supplied and configured to increase the capacity to test foams over a wide range of loads. Optional grips are needed to perform the tensile tests.

We design and build the machines. We write the software. We have designed and built a variety of static load machines with load capacities up to 200 kip (~900kN) and stroke lengths of up to 8 ft (~2.5 m). If you don’t see what you are looking for just ask. Chances are we have or can make what you need.

Machine Features:

  • Mechanical components are constructed of Aluminum and Stainless Steel
  • Durable Powder Coat and Anodized finishes
  • THK Precision Bearings
  • Stroke lengths and speed can vary and must be specified at the time of purchase
  • Load capacity can vary and must be specified at the time of purchase
  • Emergency stop button helps prevent injury or machine damage
  • Supply voltages vary and must be specified at time of purchase
  • High quality brushless electric motors
  • Optional grips come in various sizes and grip face types and must be specified at time of purchase
  • 1 year manufacturer's warranty

Software Features:

  • User programmable test sequences
  • Adjustable Data Acquisition rates
  • Preprogrammed for ASTM D3574 test routines, and calculations
  • Adjustable Load Ranges
  • Built in calibration interface
  • Networkable
  • Real-time plotting
  • Data stored in CSV files with detailed header information


Available for Rent

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


[email protected]

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.

More Information

Shipping Weight

360 lbs / 163 kgs






ASTM D3574 


GMW 14359 


ISO 2439 

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.