Testing equipment solutions to help manufacturers meet furniture industry standards
Many manufacturers perform in-house testing to streamline the process and build confidence in their products. UL, with expertise in testing for safety, performance, durability and sustainability, helps empower manufacturers, suppliers and retailers by offering expertly engineered furniture testing equipment and accessories.
To help ensure you have everything you need, we can guide you through the regulatory landscape, so you have a better understanding of the testing required for your products and markets. Together, we can then identify the test equipment that will best suit your needs. We provide traditional equipment and accessories, including Multi-task Furniture Machines, Universal Cyclic Test Machines and Weight Bags. We also partner with your team to help ensure you understand the testing processes, how to efficiently review the results, and why this information matters for your products.
We are the premier choice for major furniture manufacturers and retail partners around the world. UL’s furniture experts provide manufacturers with direct industry experience, quick turnaround and expertise that helps them implement reliable in-house testing for their furniture products.
UL offers furniture testing services to ANSI/BIFMA standards, standardized equipment and custom test machinery. Excellence in furniture testing comes from experience with industry leaders and superior equipment capability. We have been active BIFMA members, and ANAB accredited.
Precision engineered furniture test equipment for in-house use
High-quality furniture testing equipment is essential to achieving results you can trust. Our extensive experience in the furniture industry, and our knowledge of furniture testing across numerous markets, provides us with the foundation required to design and build reliable furniture testing equipment that helps manufacturers increase and improve in-house testing.
Every piece of furniture test equipment we build is engineered by UL experts. We apply our understanding of global regulations and market needs to build durable equipment in our state-of-the-art laboratory From equipment designed to accurately apply and position loads for a range of tests to specific testing equipment for aspects such as swivel and caster durability, we can help you equip your lab with everything you need to evaluate your furniture products.
Our experts help walk you through the capabilities, dimensions and specifications of each piece of equipment we offer so you have the information you need to find the best solutions for your products. We can also work with you to design and build custom testing equipment that will address your unique requirements.
- Four Station Chair Back Durability Test Machine
- Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer's Association (BIFMA) Drop Impact and Load Ease Test Machine
- Multi-task Furniture Machine
- Universal Cyclic Test Machine
- Single Station Chair Back Durability Test Machine
- BIFMA Dual Arm Durability Test Machine
- Universal Test Equipment
- ISO 24496 Chair Measurement Device
- Test Machines
- Test Accessories
Order from our fixture supplies catalog, for all of your in-house testing needs. Supplies include:
- Standard BIFMA and custom-testing fixtures make test setups easier and more efficient weight bags filled with stainless steel shot are available in 1, 2, 5, 10, 15, 25, and 50 pound sizes.
- Seating impact bags, both BIFMA-style and modified, featuring special inner bags designed to eliminate weight shifting during tests.