Our test laboratory is part of the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS) and thus one of the laboratories trained and recommended by Amazon. We offer the implementation and documentation of all test series of Amazon’s program for frustration-free packaging.
Through a special training program at the Amazon headquarters in Seattle, our employees were specifically trained by Amazon to advise and carry out all test procedures of ISTA 6 – AMAZON.com.
We provide information about FFP / SIOC and OB / PFP and take care of your problems; from small packages to large shipping containers and whole pallets with a load of over 1000 kg. With our highly qualified employees and the most modern test rigs, we carry out the necessary transport simulations quickly, reliably and professionally and issue you the certificates required by Amazon for your packaging.
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With our climate testing equipment, we carry out all types of pre-aging on your transport packaging. We have different climatic cabinets and climatic chambers in which extreme temperatures as well as humidity and rapid temperature fluctuations can be simulated. One of the special features of our laboratories is the universal equipment, which enables accelerated aging of the smallest packaging and tests on pallets and transport containers that are ready for shipping and up to 2.09 meters high.
All data from accelerated aging must be verified with data from real-time aging. Here we can offer aging at a controlled 23 ° C and 50% RH or, if sufficient, at a monitored room temperature.
15 different test systems are available to carry out the required vibration tests and shock tests for a transport simulation. The test devices differ in the characteristics of force vector, amplitude and frequency range. Both electro-dynamic and servo-hydraulic and pneumatic test systems are available in our laboratories for your mechanical tests. With our devices we cover a range from 0 to 3,000 Hz. The maximum amplitude of our shakers is 4 inches; the maximum shock load at 1,500 g.
The spectrum of testable packaging systems ranges from small parcels to transport pallets of up to 1,000 kg.
Standards: ASTM D4728, ISTA Series, DIN EN 2247
Our vibration testing equipment allows time-saving and cost-effective testing of packaging systems. The vibration test focuses, among other things, on the resistance test of the cardboard boxes and the upholstery.
Damage patterns such as abrasion or general material fatigue of the packaging materials can be caused externally. Inside, in addition to fatigue of the upholstery, mechanical damage to the packaged products can occur. Standardized vibration tests are carried out in the range from 2 to 5 Hz.
Standards: ASTM D999, ISTA Series, DIN EN 2247
Drop tests are carried out as a simulation of incorrect handling and simulation of the transport processes. With the paconsult test stands for drop tests, packaging systems and prototypes can be tested equally.
The automated drop test is possible on objects with an edge length of up to 2 meters and a mass of up to 100 kg.
Drop tests using drop hooks are up to a drop height of 3 meters with a test sample weight of up to 250 kg.
Standards: ASTM D5276, ISTA Series, DIN EN 22248
In order to prove the practical suitability of a packaging, compression tests are carried out. The packaging is stressed either by short-term loads or long-term loads, as can occur in storage, in a vertical orientation.
Our compression presses allow automated testing with constant load and continuous load increase on packaging systems in an area of 1.2 by 1.2 meters. The maximum height of the packaging can be up to 2,000 mm.
Standards: ASTM 642, DIN EN 12048, DIN EN ISO 2234, ISTA Series
On the inclined plane, impacts / mechanical shocks are simulated on packaging systems (such as transport pallets or transport crates), as can be caused by heavy delays on a loading area and during mishandling with industrial trucks.
With our inclined planes, tests on transport boxes and transport pallets on an area of 0.96 mx 1.25 m with a maximum load of 500 kg are possible.
Standards: ASTM D 4169, ISTA Series
A high-performance vacuum chamber is available at paconsult to simulate the requirements for air transport.
The pressure range of the chamber is between 25 and 2,000 mbar. Packaging with an edge length of up to 650 mm can be tested.
Standards: ASTM D6653 / D6653M-13