Drop Tester

Performs the simulation of drops and rotational impacts that affect packages and products during handling and distribution up to 1.000kg. The Drop Tester is designed to simulate flat, edge or corner drops using last testing technology combined with a modern design. The grid (carriage) holding the test specimen is released and it is retracted below ground level before the test specimen impacts the ground.

Drop test packaging features

Our drop simulator was specifically designed to accomplish the standards ISTA, ASTM and ISO for packaging palletized goods testing.

It includes a rigid platform, which guarantees the planarity during test, and a mobile platform, which ensures meeting the standards regarding flatness (within 2 degrees upon impact) in order to guarantee the reliability of the results. In addition, both designs are managed by an intuitive touch screen controller that let users easily accomplish the tests.

Package drop test models:

The drop tester includes two different designs depending on the package size and weight, created to simulate drops up to 2m height.

> The SF-DP1200 can drop test large products and packages weighing up to 1.200kg. It utilizes a steel drop carriage that is raised and lowered on a structural steel guide beam by an electrical hoist. During the drop test, the load is situated on the carriage, that is accelerate downward, allowing the load to free fall. At the end of the stroke the drop carriage is cushioned by Hydraulic dumpers.

The SF-DT100 can handle test items weighing up to 100kg. It is designed for small packages and can be used for simulating different drops like flat drops, edge and corner drop, and drop on hazards. The drop tester includes a release mechanism so that the leaves do not interfere with a free, unobstructed fall and does not impact vertical, rotational or sideways forces to the test, according with ISO and ASTM standards.

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Drop tests supported

> EN 15552:2008 Packaging: Complete, filled transport packages and unit loads. Performance testing schedules for common distribution chains.

> ASTM D4169-16 Standard practice for performance testing of shipping containers and systems.

> ASTM D7386-16 Standard practice for performance testing of packages for single parcel delivery system.

> ISTA Procedures 1A, B, C, D, G, H; 2A, B, C; 3A, B, F; K; 4 Series; 6-FEDEX;6-SAMSCLUB, 6-AMAZON.COM.