During various transport situations, horizontal shocks on (pallet) shipments occur, such as sudden braking, shunting of freight trains, and loading, unloading and transport by forklifts. The horizontal shock machine of Topa Institute simulates these horizontal movements.
Pallet loads are tested on the machine in order to compare the transport behavior of various pallet stabilization methods, among other things.
The horizontal shock machine is employed after damage, prior to the introduction of a product, or as part of a complete transport simulation.
This test is also highly suitable to compare various pallet stabilization methods and find the best, quickest and/or cheapest way to stabilize pallet loads. Stretch wrap, shrink or stretch cover, straps, anti-slip sheets, and easy-release adhesive are a few well-known solutions. However, per product, per weight, per pallet load, per transport, and also per client there are other - and often varied - possibilities.
Usually, a series of four shocks is conducted, one shock on every side of the pallet load. The impact speed of the test varies, depending on the severity of the actual transport.
A horizontal shock test exists in many ways. Topa Institute tests in accordance with international standards such as ISO, ISTA and ASTM and accordance with client-specific procedures.
Possible international standards are:
All ISTA standards
Is your test standard not included in this list? Please contact us for the possibilities.
Manufacturer: MTS model 858.01
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