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A drop test determines the ability of a package to withstand the rigors of handling by humans and machinery in the shipping and handling (i.e. distribution) environment. Several studies have conclusively demonstrated that a truly flat drop represents the worst possible input to a packaged product. Hence, it’s important that lab-based drop tests be conducted using a drop-test system carefully engineered to insure the flattest impacts possible.



Well-designed drop testers allow your company or organization to thoroughly:

  • examine the effectiveness of package cushioning
  • gauge the package’s ability to protect contained product, dunnage, closures, edges, corners and other fundamental design attributes when exposed to all possible or potential drop-test orientations

Well-designed drop testers should be:

  • manufactured to meet or exceed industry test standards
  • factory-calibrated and documented to these standards

Tight criteria such as these make for accurate and thorough performance evaluations.

Examples of drop testers are presented below:

An Entry-Level Drop Tester from Lansmont featuring manual height positioning with guide rod locking pin. Weight of the unit is counter-balanced for simpler height positioning. Controled via foot switch.

Left: An Entry-Level Drop Tester from Lansmont featuring manual height positioning with guide rod locking pin. Weight of the unit is counter-balanced for simpler height positioning. Controled via foot switch. Capacity 175 Lbs. (79 Kg).

 

Left: A step up from the model above, this one features: an Electric Hoist for easy Drop Testing; Digital Height Readout; and Remote Height Setting. Capacity 175 Lbs. (79 Kg).
This unit is for Heavy Weight Drop Testing (up to 500 Lbs. (227 Kg), has an Electric Hoist and Left: This unit is designed for Heavy-Weight Drop Testing (up to 500 Lbs. (227 Kg)). Has an Electric Hoist and Digital Handheld Control.
A Heavy Weight Drop Tester for testing bulk Items. Capacity: up to 3,000 lb (1,361 kg). Left: A Heavy-Weight Drop Tester for testing bulk Items. Capacity: up to 3,000 lb (1,361 kg).

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