Package Drop Test Machine
Package drop testing is a new way to test the viability of various packaging processes to ensure that packaged products arrive at their destination in good condition. To do this, a system is designed to drop packages of various heights onto a platform that rests on load cells placed under the platform. The load cells indicate the force of the impact of the package. In addition, by making the platform removable, different platforms can be built to test different drops, such as down stairs.
How it Works :
- Four LCF series pancake load cells are mount on the four corners of the drop test machine base. The test platform is then bolted over the four load cells.
- When a package is dropped, the load cells in each corner measure and send load data to the USB530 data acquisition unit.
- The data collected is displayed, logged, and graphed via our SENSIT™ software on a PC.
- By changing out the test platform, different drop scenarios can be simulated and recorded for study and compliance with testing standards such as ASTM D5276 and ISTA 1a, 2a, and 3a.