A simplified thermal testing tool with broad applications The “SIMON” thermal manikin system is designed in accordance with the relevant ASTM and ISO standards to meet the product evaluation needs of sleeping bag manufacturers, with additional applications for research and testing institutes. Simplified construction and modular control electronics have helped to lower costs while retaining the advanced features that have made Thermetrics thermal manikins the industry standard. Jointed at the hips and shoulders only, the 13-zone SIMON manikin is a capable and high-value instrument for general product testing.
A complete system for thermal testing SIMON features a 50th percentile Western Male body form with ultra-stable resistance wire heating for uniform heat flux. A hidden hanging hook located at the top of the head provides an attachment point for support when needed. The complete system includes a PC computer and ThermDAC control software for full thermal control, fault detection, real-time data display, and data logging capabilities.