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Furniture Test Equipment and Accessories

UL offers world-class testing equipment and accessories to furniture manufacturers, suppliers and retailers who want to conduct in-house testing.

An example of furniture-testing equipment.


We design and build custom in-house furniture-testing machines to meet exacting specifications. We also manufacture and supply test accessories, such as weight bags and seat impact bags, so you can conduct tests with professional grade fixtures.


We offer the following test machines and test accessories.  You can also contact us to inquire about customized machines.

Test machines
  • 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
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.

Why UL

We are the top choice of major furniture manufacturers, because we provide our customers with direct industry experience, affordable pricing, quick turnaround, accredited testing and guidance, and sustainability expertise.

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 A2LA accredited, since 2008.

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