Package Drop & Shock Testing
Package testing is a fundamental
requirement for any product being shipped. Drop, Shock and Vibration testing of products and materials determines how items can physically and functionally tolerate sporadic,
short term, forceful impacts or shocks that may occur during handling and
transportation and evaluate the fragility of the packaging and cushioning.
Product packaging should protect goods from
being damaged if they are dropped or experience an impact. Shock and drop
testing helps establish the packaging requirements that will make sure that
such occurrences will not damage the products and that they reach their
destination in perfect condition.
Drop tests, sometimes called free fall tests, usually comprise of a range of drops from different angles - on the edges, faces and corners of the packaging to find any weaknesses which can then be addressed.
Packaging Groups are allocated different levels of criteria and the more serious the risk posed by the products being shipped, then the stricter the compliance checks and requirements become. The least strict usually involves a 0.8m drop test whilst the most strict will typically require a 2m drop test.
Shock tests are used to measure the impact
of sudden acceleration caused by a collision and mechanically test the package
for compression resistance. Instrumentation is used to measure the shock
transmitted to a cushioned product.
Drop & Shock Test Machines
CentraTEQ offer a range of Drop & Shock systems from a number of international suppliers to allow manufacturers to systematically test and optimise their product design and packaging to recognised standards in numerous industries, from consumer goods to military.
Available in two sizes:
DT150 drop heights 0.3m to 1.5m.
DT200 drop height 0.3m to 2.0m.
Both have maximum payload of 85kg, 0.8m x 0.8m x 0.8m
Maximum payload 1500kg.
Operated by a foot pedal and compressed air.
HSRS Series Pneumatic Shock Response Spectrum Test Machine.
Delivering SRS testing for a more effective
reproduction of real-life situations.
Suitable for payloads from 50kg to 300kg, and acceleration levels from 15,000 G to 8,000 g respectively.
VAS I Shock Testing System
Pneumatic vertical shock tester.
Emphasis on bump testing and also can perform shock test.
Especially suitable for battery testing.
MHI Shock Testing System
Bevel shock (Incline) tester.
Suitable for bevel tests under different conditions. Mainly used to simulate product’s ability to
withstand shock during actual transportation.
Typically used for full pallet testing.
In addition to these drop shock testers shown, there are many more different systems and applications where we are able to supply the appropriate packaging and transportation test systems to meet your demands.
Do you need to perform a packaging test but are not sure what you need?
At CentraTEQ we will advise you and help you guarantee the safety of your products.
Get in touch with us and we will work with you to find the right drop / shock test machine for your specific packaging.