IDM Instruments has manufactured a Precision Drop Tester for a leading packaging company in Malaysia.
With a lifting capacity of either 75kg or 150kg, the 3-metre tall instrument performs vertical impact test on a complete, filled transport package by dropping at maximum heights of 2.5 metres.
The instrument complies with AS 2582.4, ISO 2248 Method A, ASTM D5276 and ISTA standards.
Designed for cardboard boxes, pails, bags, containers, and crates, the Precision Drop Tester has an open construction arrangement, which does not restrict the test sample geometry. The tester lifts the package in a way that does not cause damage to the operator or the package.
Tests may be performed either as a single test to investigate the vertical impact or as part of a sequence of tests designed to measure the ability of a package to withstand a distribution system that includes a vertical impact hazard.
The Precision Drop Tester features adjustable minimum and maximum heights for loading and dropping, via a chain hoist for positioning, as well as custom made drop forks to accommodate different sized packages.
The large steel base measures 1m x 1.5m x 25mm, but can also be custom made to suit specific requirements for test surface and mounting. A handheld control and foot switch are also provided for operation.
Drop orientation can also be modified with the use of optional corner drop, as well as base and lid drop attachments, to allow for a choice of different tests to be undertaken on a number of packages.