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Objective

Objectives
It was the aim of the SRETS project to complete the existing standards concerning the testing of package through the "random vibration" test. Furthermore should a test schedule be made.

State of progress
The damage that occurs during distribution were investigated and classified with respect to the fragility of the products.
A database with available measured raw data and analysed data was made. This data served a test spectra for a random vibration test schedules. These schedules were derived by using different testing methods. The test spectra was verified by field tests. A random vibration test was proposed for the European standardisation. The proposed test works with 3 test levels horizontal and vertical stresses. Furthermore a test schedule is proposed as a new sequence of the existing CEN standards including the new random vibration test. The sequence was optimised according to the distribution chain. Test values are proposed.
The results (test levels, test schedules, and data gained from the tests) are available to all partners of the project and to the public.
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Background
Damage to goods in transit from the manufacturer to the consumer generate high costs. For the assessment and improvement of transport packaging standardised test procedures are performed. CEN published for each transportation load an individual test excluding random vibration. Until now a random vibration test method and sequences depending on the nature of the transportation are missing in Europe.
Workprogramme
The following tasks were performed:
- Examination of the correlation between damages and products.
- Classification of the products by means of fragility.
- Creation of a database with measured and analysed data.
- Definition of mechanic-dynamic transporting tests.
- Verification of these tests.
- Collection of the results in a test schedule.
- Standardisation suggestions.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Joseph-von-fraunhofer-strasse 7
76327 Pfinztal
Germany

Participants (9)

Alfa Laval Materials AB
Sweden
Address
Ruben Rausings Gata
221 86 Lund
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.*
Germany
Address
2-4,Joseph-von-fraunhofer Strasse 2-4
44227 Dortmund
Hunting Engineering Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Reddings Wood
MK45 2HD Ampthill
Institut für Beratung-Forschung-Systemplanung Verpackung e.V.
Germany
Address
65,Lohbrügger Kirchstrasse 65
21033 Hamburg
J and B Scotland Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Gooseholm Road
G82 2SB Dumbarton
Laboratoire National d'Essais
France
Address
5,Avenue Enrico Farmi 5
78197 Trappes
PIRA International
United Kingdom
Address
Randalls Road
KT22 7RU Leatherhead
Robert Bosch GmbH
Germany
Address
1,Robert-bosch-platz 1
70442 Stuttgart
Swedish Packaging Research Institute
Sweden
Address
24,Torshamnigatan 24
104 93 Stockholm