Transportation testing practices have been established to provide a uniform basis upon which to evaluate the ability of shipping containers to withstand the rigors of the distribution supply chain. Transportation testing also determines how containers, packages or packaging components hold up to particular field conditions that they encounter during their life or testing cycle.
Transportation testing of devices entails designing containers that withstand complex stresses when subjected to vehicle transport. When designing a transportation test plan, tests such as vehicle stacking, vehicle vibration testing, random vibration testing, loose load testing and conditioning of containers or packaging components should be taken into consideration. During transportation testing, exposure to these stresses can affect the container, its interior packaging, means of closure and its contents.
In order to transport devices properly, we help determine the most common packaging or product failures that result during supply chain activities, then replicate those failures in the laboratory. Once replicated, container transportation tests can also serve as a baseline necessary for the modification of future product success.