At Leggett & Platt, our strategy is to fully leverage our broad, deep resources, experience, and intellectual knowledge to provide a constant stream of innovative product developments that exceed customer expectations. The Idea Center is the nucleus of that innovation stream.
An Idea Center electrical engineer prototypes a circuit board.
We have the ability to rapidly model, simulate, and build custom electronics to bring on-line and into production at competitive prices.
High speed imaging provides advanced engineering
for the customers of Leggett & Platt.
The two video screen captures shown above demonstrate these advances. The images show a water balloon in its original state, followed by the effect milliseconds after a pin point rupture. High speed imaging is used to diagnose and correct problems during a product's development stage, such as timing issues with sewing equipment performing at 20 stitches per second.
Every Leggett & Platt component is subjected to intense,excessive testing during development to assure customer
expectations are exceeded.
The testing phase of the metal machine component shown above resulted in a stress break. The break is viewed through a trinocular microscope, a high intensity illuminator, and an ultrasonic image stabilizer, and then projected onto a computer monitor. This allows the engineer to analyze and correct the possibility of future breaks before the component is offered in the marketplace. (The stress break is shown on the right side of this screen capture.)
Which areas of the human body
produce a higher degree of body heat?
Thermal imaging is used to engineer several of Leggett & Platt's successful product offerings.
Body Motion Capture
Thousands of independent body movements are transformed into electronic data through sensors that are embedded in a body suit. This enables Leggett & Platt products to harmonize with the human body.
While developing a machinery component, thermal imaging confirms no areas are producing excessive heat, which reduces the lifecycle of the component.
The Cornell Rollator - patented by Leggett & Platt and used by bedding producers worldwide - confirms a new innovative coil passes our strict durability & longevity tests by rolling a 240 pound weight over the prototype 200,000 times.