ATS performs package testing to determine whether packaging materials withstand the typical stresses of shipping and transport processes. ATS offers several types of package tests in accordance with the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA)’s standards – a leading resource in optimizing standards for packaging materials performance.
In a free-fall drop test, technicians drop the package vertically onto a hard, flat surface using our free fall drop tester machine. The drop tester features a shelf with two collapsible sides that release the box at the same time, dropping it evenly onto the surface below.
Drop Onto Hazard
Concentrated Edge Impact
Rotational Flat Drop
Full Rotational Flat Drop
Vertical and Horizontal Compression Tests
During the shipping and transport process, packages can sustain damage from vertical pressure if either too much weight is stacked on top of them or for too long. Horizontal pressure can also compromise a package if clamped from the sides by machine clamps while being moved.
A package might experience vibrations throughout its shipping and handling journey that could affect the integrity of the package and its contents. Our technicians use a vibration table to test the package’s resistance to vibration.