Packaging Vibration Testing

Packaging vibration testing develops protocols and design standards that define how packages should perform to ensure the protection of their contents during the ever-changing risks of the global distribution environment.

Applicable Packaging Software


Enter two values out of the four between Acceleration, Frequency, Velocity, or Displacement, and the calculator will do the rest.


Measure your product’s fatigue and calculate its lifespan. Commonly used life acceleration techniques are applied to shorten test time.


Products are at risk of being dropped or damaged during shipping and handling.


Reproduce, in your test lab on your shaker, the actual acceleration waveform you measure in the field.

ISTA & ASTM Specifications

New test profiles added into VibrationVIEW software. You’ll be able to find those test profiles in the navigator screen at startup, with ASTM, ISTA, and MIL-STD-810H added.

ISTA & ASTM Specifications in VibrationVIEW

Full VibrationVIEW Software Package

laptop with VibrationVIEW

Commonly Used Packaging Test Specifications

ASTM Series
ISTA Series
ISTA Boxing

Drop Shock Testing

Packages are at risk of being dropped or damaged during handling and shipping. Measure your package’s resistance to shock or impact. Determine the effectiveness of package protection cushioning and measure the shock transmitted to a product.


ISTA is a requirement for FFP and SIOC Certification

ISTA Boxing is a requirement for PFP Certification

Understanding Amazon Packaging

Medical Package Vibration Testing

In the medical industry, the use of vibration testing is critical since hidden damage from vibration can have significant side effects. Vibration affects individual components in a product, the product itself, the product with packaging and packages stacked together. Some common test standards for production testing are ASTM D999 and D3580.

Packaging Companies Using VR Products



ObserVR1000: a 3-in-1 Tool for Packaging Labs

Gather your data using the autonomous ObserVR1000.

Station-to-station Transient Capture. Select a trigger level, slope, channel, and duration to capture your transient events.


Conveniently use the ObserVR1000 to drive ANY electrodynamic or servohydraulic shaker.

Compare Field Data to a Specification

Industry standard vibration tests are used by hundreds of labs to test thousands of products every year. But how closely do the standard tests duplicate the real-world operational environment of those products? Are you over or under testing your product? Is this the best representation of a real world environment?

Industry standards vs real-world data


Reproduce your data 1:1 as it happened in the real world. This can be time consuming.


Run your recorded data. Run Random peaks as average, peak hold or somewhere in the middle. But, for how long?


Real world data on the shaker in an accelerated way.

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