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Promotion on AGC Reliability Laboratory ISTA Testing Capabilities

2021-05-11

AGC Reliability Lab has purchased a new High displacement shaker to test ISTA Project 3 and 6 recently, in addition to the existing ISTA Project 1 and 2 capabilities.With the rapid growth of logistics and freight demand, the performance of product packaging is becoming more and more important. Excellent packaging can effectively reduce the risks in transportation and increase the confidence of safe delivery. AGC is ISTA accredited laboratory (member number ST-10351) and Amazon accredited laboratory. With intelligent test equipment, professional technical team and rich practical experience, AGC can help you verify packaging performance, optimize packaging design, ensure compliance with relevant standards and requirements, protect the safety of product transportation, and enhance market competitiveness.


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Introduction on ISTA

ISTA (International Safe Transit Association) is an International nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the safety of transportation packaging and reducing the loss of products in transit. ISTA has developed a series of packaging safety transportation testing procedures, such as ISTA 1 Series (no simulated transportation testing at all), ISTA 2 Series (partial simulated transportation testing), ISTA 3 Series (fully simulated transportation testing), ISTA 6 Series (member customized testing procedures)

Introduction on Part of the Test Procedures


ISTA 3-Series protocols is a comprehensive simulation performance test, which simulates the damage caused by various motion, force, transportation conditions, transportation environment and occurrence order in the laboratory. It applies to various environment, such as different types of vehicles, different transport routes, different handling processes. Including random vibration, drop test at different heights, different environmental treatment test, such as damp heat or extreme cold / freezing point.


ISTA 3A Parcel Delivery System Shipments 150 lb (70kg) or Less

Sequence Number

Test Type

Remark

1

Temperature and Humidity


2

Drop


3

Vibration(With/Without Top load)


4

Drop


5

Rotational Edge Drop

FLAT/ELONGATED

6

Full Rotational Flat Drop

FLAT/ELONGATED

7

Concentrated Impact

FLAT

8

Bridge Impact

ELONGATED

9

Leak Test

LIQUID ONLY


ISTA 3B LCL freight package. It is a comprehensive simulation test for the use of automobile (truck) delivery and distribution system for transportation. The distribution system has different types of packages, usually from multiple shippers to multiple different destinations, mixed transportation. This type of transportation is called less than carload transportation

Sequence Number

Test Type

Remark

1

Temperature and Humidity


2

Tip/Tip Over


3

Drop


4

Vibration With Top load)


5

Concentrated Impact

Non-Rigid Containers

6

Drop


7

Full Rotational Flat Drop

FLAT/ELONGATED

8

Bridge Impact

ELONGATED

9

Concentrated Impact

FLAT


ISTA 3E Similar Packaged-Products in Unitized Loads for Truckload Shipment

Sequence Number

Test Type

Remark

1

Temperature and Humidity


2

Incline Impact


3

Rotational Edge Drop


4

Compression


5

Vibration


6

Rotational Edge Drop



Customized by FedEx members  ISTA 6 FEDEX-A

Sequence Number

Product

Test Type

Remark

1

U.S.Shipments

Electronic, Powered, Medical Items


Drop


2

Concentrated Impact

FLAT

3

Bridge Impact

ELONGATED

4

Compression


5

Vibration


1

U.S Shipments All Other Items


Drop


2

Concentrated Impact

FLAT

3

Bridge Impact

ELONGATED

4

Compression


5

Rotary Vibration


1

International Shipments

Drop


2

Concentrated Impact

FLAT

3

Bridge Impact

ELONGATED

4

Compression


5

Vibration


6

Drop



ISTA 6-Amazon.com-SIOC test standard is the agreement that Amazon and its suppliers' products need to follow in Amazon's operating environment. It is mainly applicable to the simulation test of "self packaging transportation" products transported to the end user through Amazon's distribution system. The products of manufacturers or suppliers are transported to Amazon distribution center in their own packaging containers, and then packaged or shipped overseas.


According to the package size, weight, distribution method and product category, the products are divided into 8 categories of Type A~Type H for the test, as follows:

classify

product category

Type A

Parcel Delivery of Individual packaged-products <23kg

Type B

Parcel Delivery of Individual packaged-products 23kg to 45kg

Type C

Parcel Delivery of Individual packaged-products > 45kg

Type D

LTL Delivery of Individual packaged-products < 45kg

Type E

LTL Delivery of Individual packaged-products ≥45kg

Type F

LTL Delivery of Individual Palletized  packaged-products

Type G

Parcel Delivery of Individual packaged TV/Monitor  < 68kg

Type H

LTL Delivery of Individual packaged TV/Monitor > 68kg or Girth>4.19m


Customize ISTA 6-amazon.com-sioc for Amazon members

Sequence Number

product category

Test Type

Remark

1

Parcel Delivery of Individual packaged-products <23kg

Temperature and Humidity


2

Drop


3

Vibration(With/Without Top load)


4

Drop


5

Rotational Edge Drop

FLAT/ELONGATED

6

Full Rotational Flat Drop

FLAT/ELONGATED

7

Concentrated Impact

FLAT

8

Bridge Impact

ELONGATED

9

Leak Test

LIQUID ONLY


ISTA6-Amazon.com-Over Boxing tests is mainly for a single retail packaged product placed separately in a master shipping container with added padding (air pillow or kraft paper) or multiple individual retail packaged products. Products tested by ISTA6-Amazon.com-Over Boxing are shipped from Amazon to the end users via a package delivery system, which may include air, rail, or truck models


Customize ISTA 6-amazon.com-Over Boxing

Sequence Number

product category

Test Type

Remark

1

Product weight <32kg in a single package

Temperature and Humidity


2

Drop


3

Vibration


4

Drop



Partial test cases




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