Performs the simulation of drops and rotational impacts that affect packages and products during handling and distribution up to 1.000kg

During transportation, the packaged goods experience different types of efforts which may affect its content and integrity. Movements during load and unload, vibrations in the vehicle and horizontal accelerations/decelerations incurred in transport by road, train or sea damage and deform packaging inducing safety risks.

Therefore, predicting the behaviour of packaged pallets during transport is a key issue to ensure safe transportation of goods. Simulation tests have proven their effectiveness to predict these issues.

For this reason, the European Commission has recently regulated the limits of deformation in packaging packaged loads during transport and they have begun to develop their own methodology to validate the safety of packaging (EUMOS5). Unfortunately, the ability of current testing machines to mimic real shipment of packed pallets is still limited and they cannot guarantee 100% to accomplish with this new legal framework.

Technical Specifications

  • Max. Drop height 2m
  • Maximum load 1200 kg
  • Steel guided drop carriage
  • Steel impact surface (carriage hides beneath)
  • Hydraulic dampers
  • Pneumatic actuator for ensuring perfect free fall

Complies with

  • EN 22248:1993, ISO 2248:1985 Complete, filled transport packages. Method for determination of resistance to vertical impact by dropping
  • ASTM D5276 – 98(2009) Standard Test Method for Drop Test of Loaded Containers by Free Fall

Capable to reproduce the impacts of the following standards

  • EN 15552:2008 Packaiging: Complete, filled   transport packages and unit loads. Performance   testing schedules for common distribution chains
  • ASTM D4169-09: standard practice for performance testing of shipping containers and systems
  • ASTM D7386/21 Standard practice for performance testing of packages for single parcel delivery systems
  • ISTA Procedures 1A, B, C, D, E, G, H; 2A, B, C; 3B, E, H; K; 4 Series; 6-FEDEX-B; 6-SAMSCLUB