Skip to main content

-Packaging vibration testing plays a vital role in product development and quality control, aiming to ensure the safety and integrity of products during transportation and handling. The benefits of vibration testing are numerous and significant, contributing to enhanced product protection, cost reduction, compliance with industry standards, and the optimization of packaging designs tailored to specific products.

The testing process aims to safeguard products and uphold their security by exposing packaged goods to carefully regulated vibrations that simulate actual shipping and storage conditions, effectively preventing damages. Moreover, the testing helps design packaging that fits each product perfectly, making customers happier and reducing environmental waste.

Benefits of vibration testing

Vibration testing in packaging design offers multiple benefits, ensuring product safety during transportation and handling. Some of the benefits of vibration testing include:

  • Product Reliability and Protection: Packaging vibration testing helps ensure that products can withstand the dynamic forces and vibrations experienced during transportation and handling. By exposing packaged products to various vibration profiles, manufacturers can identify potential weak points and structural vulnerabilities in the packaging. Addressing these issues before the product reaches the market ensures that it remains intact and undamaged, enhancing product reliability and protection.
  • Cost Savings and Reduced Product Loss: Identifying and rectifying packaging weaknesses through vibration testing can save companies significant costs in the long run. Damaged products during transit can lead to returns, replacements, or refunds, all of which can be expensive. By investing in vibration testing upfront, companies can minimize these costs and avoid potential losses.
  • Optimized Packaging Design: Packaging vibration testing provides valuable insights into how products respond to various vibration frequencies and amplitudes. This data helps packaging engineers optimize the design to create packaging that performs well under specific transportation conditions. Tailoring packaging to the product’s unique characteristics ensures maximum protection and minimizes excess material use.
  • Improved Customer Satisfaction: When products arrive at their destination in excellent condition, customers are more likely to be satisfied with their purchase and the brand. Packaging vibration testing ensures that products maintain their quality during transit, which can positively impact customer perception and loyalty.
  • Damage Prevention: The primary goal of packaging vibration testing is to prevent damage to the product during transit. By subjecting the packaging to controlled vibrations, manufacturers can understand how these vibrations may affect the product inside. They can then modify the packaging design to provide better cushioning, shock absorption, or bracing, reducing the risk of damage during rough handling, drop impacts, or other transit-related incidents.
  • Compliance with Industry Standards: Many industries have specific packaging requirements and regulations that manufacturers must adhere to. Packaging vibration testing is often a mandatory part of these compliance measures. By conducting the necessary testing, companies ensure that their packaging meets the required standards, making it easier to transport products globally and avoid potential legal issues.
  • Risk Mitigation and Liability Reduction: Packaging failure during transit can lead to liability issues for manufacturers, especially if products are damaged during shipping and handling. Vibration testing helps identify potential risks and weaknesses in the packaging design, allowing manufacturers to address these concerns before the products are released to the market, thus reducing the risk of liability claims.
  • Environmental Considerations: Packaging vibration testing contributes to sustainable practices by reducing waste and minimizing the environmental impact of damaged products. By optimizing packaging designs to better protect products during transportation, manufacturers can decrease the need for excess packaging materials and reduce their carbon footprint.

Enhancing Packaging Design and Product Integrity through Vibration Testing

The primary objective of vibration testing is to enhance product safety and integrity during transportation. By subjecting packages to simulated vibrations, designers can identify areas of concern and make necessary improvements before the product is sent to market. This minimizes the risk of product damage, customer dissatisfaction, and costly returns or replacements.

The most important thing is to identify the weak points of packaging in order to optimize it effectively, so it is essential to pay attention to the potential results. By carefully analyzing the data and observing potential failures or damages, designers can implement specific improvements that strengthen the packaging and make it more resilient to transportation and handling conditions. Addressing these weak points ensures that the product is adequately protected and arrives at its destination in perfect condition, instilling confidence in the brand and satisfaction among customers.

  • Damage due to impact: Intense vibrations can cause the products inside the package to collide with each other or against the walls of the packaging, resulting in impact damage.
  • Packaging deformation: The packaging may deform under the pressure of vibrations, affecting its ability to adequately protect the product.
  • Material fatigue: Repeated vibrations can lead to material fatigue in the packaging, especially in those that are not sufficiently strong or flexible.
  • Breaks or tears: The points of joint and sealing in the packaging can weaken and break due to the forces generated by vibrations.
  • Compression: Vibrations can cause the package’s content to compress, especially if there is insufficient cushioning material or space for the product to move freely.
  • Spills: Liquid or granular products can spill if the packaging is not capable of adequately containing them during vibrations.
  • Packaging separation: Parts of the packaging can detach or separate, exposing the product to potential external damage.
  • Structural failure: In extreme cases, the packaging may experience complete structural failure, resulting in the total loss of protection for the product.

Solutions for transport simulation: vibration testing machines

The role of Safe Load Testing Technologies in packaging testing is to provide our clients with the most innovative technology in the distribution chain testing market. There are different types of machines capable of conducting vertical vibration tests, each with its own specific features.

Vertical Vibration System

The vertical vibration system is designed to replicate the forces experienced during transportation by generating random vibrations based on standard parameters or recorded data from real distribution routes. Companies can refer to established standards like EN, ISTA, or ASTM, where they define the type of transport, vehicle, average speed, or road conditions. These parameters are then used to create vibration profiles that imitate the actual distribution cycle’s conditions.

Vertical Vibration Test System

Pitch & Roll Module

The Pitch&Roll Module, utilizing patented technology from Safe Load Testing Technologies, introduces pitch and roll motions into the vibration testing process. It incorporates a device adaptable to any vertical vibration table, enabling simulation based on three axes to account for movements that impact the load. By introducing this system, the simulation becomes more realistic, bringing it closer to the actual conditions experienced during transport compared to standard vertical vibration testing.

Vertical Vibration + Pitch & Roll System

The Vertical Vibration + Pitch & Roll System combines vertical vibrations with roll and pitch movements to achieve highly accurate simulations of real-world vibration scenarios encountered during transportation. This comprehensive system allows for the simulation of various transport modes such as sea, road, rail, and air transport. It offers a wide range of frequencies, with vertical vibration frequencies up to 200 Hz, Pitch&Roll frequencies up to 25 Hz, and rotations of ± 5º.

Vertical Vibration + Pitch & Roll System

Do you want more information about this product?

Complete the following form and we will send you all the necessary information…