DISTRIBUTION PACKAGING

Custom Testing

We are always happy to work with our customers to design testing scenarios that will match their needs.

We can replicate any environment and hazard that your products, packaging, unit loads, or pallets will experience within your material handling system. Once we have replicated your systems specific properties, we put your exact packaging/products/etc… through the simulations and analyze the test results.

These highly individualized test set-ups allow us to determine what exactly you can change, within the design of your packaging/pallets or within any portion of your material handling system, to save your company time and money.

Our lab is equipped multiple universal testing machines that can be used to conduct tension, compression, torsion, and bending tests using loads ranging from 100 lbs. to 50,000 lbs.

Feel free to contact us with any questions or ideas you have regarding specific customized test parameters, and we will work hard to create a test that will help us find the answers for you!

Standards:

ASTM
ISO
ISTA

ASTM International

More than 30,000 people from 150 countries create and update standards through ASTM International, one of the world’s most respected standards development organizations. The high quality of ASTM International standards is driven by the expertise and judgment of members who represent industry, governments, academia, trade groups, consumers, and others. Their contributions are why ASTM International standards are known for high quality and market relevance across many industries. About 150 committees (with over 2,000 subcommittees) meet face-to-face and virtually, using tools like electronic balloting and online collaboration areas, to develop standards. ASTM International publishes those standards shortly thereafter

ISO – International Organization for Standardization

International Standards make things work. They give world-class specifications for products, services and systems, to ensure quality, safety and efficiency. They are instrumental in facilitating international trade. ISO has published 22204 International Standards and related documents, covering almost every industry, from technology, to food safety, to agriculture and healthcare. ISO International Standards impact everyone, everywhere. ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 161 national standards bodies. Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges.

ISTA – International Safe Trade Association

The International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) is a global alliance of shippers, carriers, suppliers, testing laboratories, and educational and research institutions focused on the specific concerns of transport packaging. We help our members control costs, damage, and resources during the distribution of packaged-products by creating and publishing laboratory preshipment testing Procedures, certifying Packaging Laboratories, certifying Packaging Laboratory Professionals, certifying packaged-products and providing education, training, and support.
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Equipment:

MTS 10/GL:
Testworks 4 Software

Force Rating: 10,000lbs
Speed: 20″ per minute
Load Cells: 200lbs, 1,000lbs, 10,000lbs
Type of Mechanical Tests: tension, compression, and fracture

MTS 322:
Flextest 40 Software

Force Rating: 50,000lbs
Speed: 20″ per minute
Load Cells: 5,000lbs and 10,000lbs
Type of Mechanical Tests: tension, compression, cyclic, and fracture

MTS 7940:
Labview software

Force Rating: 20,000lbs
Speed: 20″ per minute
Load Cells: 1,000lbs, 5,000lbs, 20,000lbs
Type of Mechanical Tests: tension, compression, cyclic, and fracture