Transportation & Logistics
Transport and distribution is often the most severe environment a product will be subjected to in its lifecycle. Fortunately the distribution environment for less-than-truckload (LTL) freight is well defined by several industry standards. Transport packaging test protocols often include the following inputs.
Westpak performs many tests that simulate conditions that arise when solar modules are transported.
Climatic Conditioning - Expose the package system to various environmental temperature/humidity extremes. This is very important for paper-based packaging systems that are subject to being weakened by humid environments.
Vibration - Expose the package system to random vehicle vibration simulating the truck or aircraft distribution environment.
Compression - Subject the package system to a compressive topload to determine its ability to withstand having freight stacked on it. Oftentimes this is conducted during the vibration test to determine if a package system can survive stacked distribution transport.
Drop & Shock Testing - Subject the package system to vertical and horizontal impact simulating rough forklift handling or load shift in shipment.
- Environmental Conditioning Chambers
- Vertical Vibration Tables
- Horizontal Vibration Tables
- Mechanical Shock Testers
- Compression Testers
- Drop Testers
- Horizontal Impact Testers