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Midwest Rubber is committed to continuous improvement. We are always looking for ways to develop more efficient processes and create more effective products. To pursue these goals and provide exceptional value to our customers, we established a facility for testing, training, and research and development.

 

The only operation of its kind in the industry, our facility offers on-site engineering and technical staff, a purpose-built test area, dedicated laboratory and meeting spaces, and access to all the resources of Shanghai—one of the world’s most advanced cities.

 

 

Facility and Executive Services

Our facility and employees are available to customers who want to visit the site, provide training on our floor surfaces, test concepts, and host sales and training events. We will work with you to design new experiments and testing modules. If you have a concept, we can help you make it a reality.

 

 

Sales and Training Events

Our facility is available for more than research and development. It also provides a perfect setting for technical training sessions, distributor meetings, sales events, and leadership conferences. We offer several amenities and options to help you create a successful event:

 

  • Conference room with projection screen
  • Catering for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Equipment demonstrations and training
  • Facility signage with your brand
  • Local transportation
  • Team building opportunities

 

Performance Optimization

We can develop a design of experiments (DOE) for any floor cleaning machine, then find the correct squeegee type, dimension, material composition, and design to optimize its performance. We can also observe sub-systems, such as hoses, to identify potential improvements.

 

On-site Technical Expertise

Our engineering and laboratory staff can help you test current products and processes or develop new ones. Technical capabilities range from test design and execution to statistical assessment to engineering support to polyurethane formulation. Whether you need to validate a single component or create an entire system, we are ready.

 

Data Collection and Analysis

As a leading supplier of floor squeegees, we consider water pick-up a key indicator of machine performance. Our staff can measure other factors as well, from noise and vibration to bacterial load. We will help you determine which variables to test, then capture relevant data for review and action planning.

 

Controlled Environment

With multiple floor surfaces installed and others available, our facility can duplicate real-world conditions for more meaningful results. Our controlled environment lets you focus on the most significant factors for measurement, and offers a full range of variables to create realistic testing situations for any material or component.

 

Test Equipment

Using dedicated instruments, we can measure and validate the physical properties and mechanical functions of any floor cleaning machines and materials. Our equipment includes:

 

  • Tensile Testing Machine
  • BOT-3000E Digital Tribometer
  • DIN Rubber Abrasion Tester
  • Moisture Meter
  • ATP Meter
  • Infrared Thermometer
  • Machine Stethoscope
  • Noise Meter
  • Anemometer
  • Flow Meter
  • Pressure Gauge
  • Leveling Instrument
  • Voltage Meter
  • Hardness Gauge
  • High Definition Camera