A few days ago, the "world's leading trade fair for furniture production" interzum came to an end in Cologne. As last time, Hegewald & Peschke presented itself within the framework of the supplier alliance (http://www.lieferantenallianz.com/) together with the companies KWM Kunststoff-Formteile GmbH and Bursali, which produces metal frames for the furniture industry. The companies themselves, but especially the customers, benefit from the cooperation of different supplier companies within the supplier alliance. The alliance allows interdisciplinary and newest knowledge to flow into products and services and opens more proximity to the market and its most current trends.
The interzum is of great interest for Hegewald & Peschke, as a broad product portfolio can be presented. The furniture supplier industry needs universal testing machines, length measuring technology as well as special, component and furniture test benches for development and incoming and outgoing goods testing. Hegewald & Peschke can serve all areas with its products. An own service department as well as an own programming complete the portfolio of the measuring and testing technology manufacturer.
Numerous discussions with national and international customers were held on site in Cologne and new contacts were made. The number of inquiries could be clearly increased in comparison to 2017.
Among other things, customers could get to know the linear module from Hegewald & Peschke at the stand, which is used for testing drawers, hinges, rail guides and various types of doors and can implement both controlled and uncontrolled test sequences. This allows continuous loads to be simulated and friction forces to be recorded as a function of drawer position. In addition, the drawer can also be accelerated and slammed shut, or pull-in mechanisms and tip-on mechanisms can be tested and evaluated.
The newly developed universal testing machine series Inspekt duo for test loads of 5 and 10 kN was also presented. As a cost-optimised table-top device with a brushless drive concept, it is suitable for both simple and customer-specific tensile, compression and bending tests on a wide variety of materials, including leather, springs and textiles. The Inspekt duo can also be used for a wide range of other applications in furniture and component testing, such as pull-out tests on screws from upholstery supports. It is also very well suited for universal foam tests to determine foam hardness according to ISO3386, ISO2439 for compression tests on furniture components and standard tensile tests on textiles.
In addition to the test benches on display, very stimulating discussions were held on the testing of mattresses. The company Hegewald & Peschke has developed a new test stand concept and has already successfully launched it on the market. The new mattress test benches are available both as single test benches and as combined test benches for determining mattress hardness and durability according to DIN EN ISO1957. Mattresses of 2x2m can be laid almost at ground level. The test software LabMaster offers not only standard-compliant testing but also the possibility to store customer-specific test sequences as templates. Another hot topic was the testing of chairs and seats. The newly developed modular system has something up its sleeve for all chair designs. Office chairs with an extremely inclinable backrest can be cleanly tested according to EN 1335, BIFMA X5.1 and BS 5459. The seat pressure piece is carried along with the backrest load in accordance with the standard. Home furniture can also be tested in accordance with EN 1728 (test method for determining the strength and durability of seating furniture). With a 1.2x1.2m test frame, both seat/backrest tests as well as side-to-side (front edge or front edge test) and armrests can be tested statically and dynamically.