Contract Instrumentation sources and supplies a large range of QA and laboratory testing equipment from several trusted product agencies.

We are the New Zealand-based distributor for IDM Instruments based in Melbourne. IDM is a leading manufacturer of testing and measuring instruments and their products are renowned for their quality design, manufacturing and performance.

IDM Instruments provides a range of equipment across varying industries. Selecting the links below will take you through to IDM’s full catalogue range of testing and measuring equipment.

  • Foam Polyurethane
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Plastics
  • Packaging
  • Tissue
  • Exclusive NZ Agents for Mark-10 USA. Force and torque measurement products
  • Exclusive NZ agents for Technidyne USA.High quality bench-top and automated laboratory instrumentation for the measurement and control of the optical, physical and surface properties of paper and related materials.
  • Exclusive NZ Agent for Optest Equipment Inc Canada. OpTest Equipment Inc. manufactures and markets state-of-the-art equipment used for measuring the quality of pulp, paper, board and tissue. Our products include both laboratory and on-line analyzers for quantifying the quality of pulp and paper. Our customers range from pulp, paper and tissue mills to the R&D Centres in the pulp, paper, tissue and allied industries in over 34 countries.
  • Thwing-Albert Instrument Company

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Featured Products

Coefficient of Friction Tester C0055

IDM Instruments


    • C0055-M1   Standard COF Tester supersedes model C0008 The standard C0055-M1 unit can measure Static COF (peak) from a resting position and continue to move testing surfaces in a relative motion to give an accurate kinetic COF (dynamic) result. This model features a stationary sled with a moving plane and also comes with the option of computer software to record data.  Peel Testing can also be carried out on this unit.

Color Touch X Spectrophotometer

Technidyne Corporation

The Color Touch X® brings together a powerful set of tools to meet the demands of the brightness, color, fluorescence and ERIC950 markets. In addition to these traditional applications, the expanded wavelength range of the Color Touch X® provides a higher level of accuracy and capabilities.

No other instrument in the market today can match the Color Touch X® for capabilities, functionality and quality.


  • Expanded Wavelength Range - Provides improved analysis of UV region

  • New Intuitive Operator Interface - Simple and responsive

  • Data Trending - Trend data over time, grade run, shifts, etc.

  • Simultaneous Grade Tracking - Track multiple grades from different sources at the same time

  • Pass/Fail Alerts - Immediate notification of out of spec measurements

  • APP Technology - Provides the foundation for adding new features as they become available or the development of custom APPS for your specific measurement or calculation



Digital Cap Torque Testers - Series TT01

Mark - 10


  • Features  High-speed 7,000 Hz sampling rate accurately captures peak torque values.  First / second peak detection for slip and breakaway torques in tamper evident closures.  Moveable posts and other available gripping options accommodate a wide range of sample shapes and sizes.  USB, RS-232, Mitutoyo, and analog outputs. Automatic output, data storage, and zeroing upon bottle cap removal helps automate testing processes.  1,000-point data memory with statistics and outputs.  Programmable set point indicators and outputs for pass/ fail determination.  Password protection prevents unauthorized changes.Mesur Lite data collection software included.

Professional Digital Force Gauges Series 5

Mark - 10

Features High-speed 7,000 Hz sampling rate. USB, RS-232, Mitutoyo, and analog outputs. Large backlit graphic display. 1,000-point data memory with statistics and outputs. Live load bar graph with set point markers. Programmable set points, with indicators and outputs. Peak readings and set points always displayed.Averaging mode - calculates average readings over time. External trigger mode - for switch contact testing or remotely stopping display update. Automatic data output via USB/RS-232 .5 selectable units of measurement. Configurable audio alarms and key tones. Password protection, configurable for individual keys and calibration.

Falling Dart Impact Tester F0008

IDM Instruments


  • Test Method A: Standard
  • Bench-mounted system
  • Pneumatic clamping for films
  • Brass weighted set supplied
  • Two Aluminium darts as per methods required
  • Adjustable dart drop height
  • Foot Switch for dart release
  • Stainless steel cutting template.

Laboratory Heat Sealer L0001-Pro

IDM Instruments


  • Features: • Accuracy of temp over 180mm (W) + 5° •
  • Auto tune temp function •
  • Sealing Bars • Exceptional Parallelism
  • Adjustable Sealing Pressure
  • Sealing Time variable by timer setting 0 - 999.9s 
  • Maximum sealing force at 80psi - 280kg per 10cm
  • Safety Guard

Handheld Thickness Gauges T0014

IDM Instruments

The Handheld Thickness Gauges can be used on many different materials where an accurate measurement of thickness is required. Different models are available depending on weight and contact point required.

Universal Materials Tensil Tester

Thwing-Albert Instrument Company


  • Automatic electronic calibration
  • One-touch auto zero
  • Electronic air switches
  • One Serial Interface to a PC
  • Serial Load Cell interface
  • User positionable test control panel
  • Digital Motion Controller utilizing Pulse Width Modulation
  • Easy installation, etc. 
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