ASTM D6179 Rough Handling Unitized Loads

Testing Standard:

ASTM D6179 Test Methods for Rough Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates

Standard Number
ASTM D6179

Standard Title
Test Methods for Rough Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates

Overview:

ASTM D6179 is a test method that covers general handling of unitized loads and large shipping cases or crates to replicate the effects of rough handling within its own distribution environment. This test method is a general guideline to conduct the testing accurately with repeatable procedures. Purple Diamond Testing offers ASTM D6179 Testing as part of our packaging integrity testing services.

Rationale:

ASTM D6179 – Test Methods for Rough Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates. Can be used to evaluate the performance of how unitized loads and large shipping cases or crates are used to protect their contents from hazards that occur during rough handling and shocks. Not all methods are applicable to a common means of rough handling. Such test variations include multiple drop tests, tip test, tip over test, and rolling test. This test method is used to create general simulation hazards in a laboratory environment that are 100% repeatable.

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