Westpak is certified to conduct product/package integrity testing to help guarantee successful delivery of products worldwide by any means of transportation.

Westpak is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025-2005, one of the most rigorous standards available for a mechanical testing laboratory.

Westpak is certified to the requirements of ISO 9001-2008 for quality management, and to ISO 14001-2004 for environmental management and sustainability efforts.

Package Distribution Testing


Distribution Testing - often referred to as Shipping Testing - is the practice of conducting tests on a package system that simulate the distribution environment. Laboratory testing provides a controlled and repeatable setting where the ability of shipping units to withstand the distribution environment can be determined. This is accomplished by subjecting package test samples to a variety of tests such as impact, compression, vibration, environmental conditioning, and altitude. These tests replicate a significant portion of what the package will encounter in the actual distribution environment.

The optimum protective package consists of a product of known ruggedness and a protective package system which together provide sufficient resistance to damage during distribution. One of the best ways to determine if a package is indeed “optimum” is to test the packaged product in the laboratory setting.

Typical Procedures/Protocols

ASTM D4169
ASTM D7386
ISTA 1A-7D
 

Westpak Capabilities

Westpak continually upgrades and expands its equipment line-up. Therefore this list is a minimum of our capabilities:

(19) Vibration test systems
(6) Compression test machines
(8) Drop Testers
(4) Altitude test systems
(4) Loose Load test systems

Resources

pdf-logoDownload WESTPAK's 2-page Summary ASTM D4169-16 Truck Vibration Changes
pdf-logo Download Whitepaper, "Top 3 Failure Modes During Distribution Testing"
from our resource section