ISTA 4AB is a web-based software application that generates Enhanced Simulation test plans. Enhanced simulation is defined as an extension of General Simulation, covering all typical distribution hazards in a realistic way, and in addition incorporating one or more elements of Focused Simulation. Project 4AB closely ties the tests and sequence to a user defined pattern of distribution, and includes a broad range of current and quantitative information on distribution environment hazards.
Project 4AB covers testing of 12 different package types, 4 handling types and 7 types of load-carrying materials or combinations; any hazard (test) element may be assigned one of three intensities. The test sequence is tailored to individual situations with usage of up-to-date and specific hard profiles and parameters
Program operation involves description of product and package, and then creation of a user-defined “Distribution sequence” characterising the modes, means and details of how the test item is distributed. Once the sequence is complete; a corresponding laboratory test plan is generated.
Requirements may include:
- Atmospheric conditioning
- Shock and impact
- Random vibration
This Method Tests All Types Of Packaging
Please Note: The information outlined above is to be used as reference for ISTA 4AB. Please refer to ISTA's website for full details.
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