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.

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VibrationVIEW Software Package




Test Acceleration

Fatigue Damage Spectrum

Transient Capture



Field Data Replication (FDR)

Fulfill Packaging Test Specifications

Generate test profiles or enter specifications with ease. The VibrationVIEW interface is intuitive and user-friendly, and the software is industry-leading. Access standard vibration testing modes built for ease of use and advanced features you won’t find anywhere else.

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Industry Test Specifications

  • ASTM Series
  • ISTA Series
  • ISTA 6-Amazon-SIOC
  • MIL-STD-810G
  • MIL-STD-810H
  • ISTA 6-Amazon-Over Box

ISTA 6-Amazon

Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS) certified labs are approved to perform ISTA 6-Amazon tests and provide certification. Independent testing labs can participate in vendor certification and create new revenue streams.Frustration-free packaging programs logo

  • ISTA 6-Amazon-Over Box
  • ISTA 6-Amazon-SIOC

ISTA & ASTM Specifications

New test profiles are continually updated in the VibrationVIEW software. Find test profiles such as ASTM, ISTA, and MIL-STD-810H in the navigator screen at startup.

ISTA & ASTM Specifications in VibrationVIEW

Perform a Drop Shock Test

Test a packaged item’s capability to survive a drop, hit, impact, fall, or any other source of transient vibration that may occur in transit. More on drop shock testing.

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Transient Capture

Record a transient waveform during data acquisition to use in post-processing. Define the triggering and data capture settings pre-test and allow the software to handle the rest. Use the captured waveform(s) alongside the acquired data or for analysis with the shock response spectrum (SRS).

Drop shock testing demonstration images

Define & Run Random Tests

Validate Package Durability

Fulfill test standards with random software features such as:

  • Control any electrodynamic or servo-hydraulic shaker
  • Frequency/amplitude breakpoint table (up to 9,999 entries)
  • Easy-to-read tabular format
  • Power spectral density (PSD) and probability density function (PDF) display
  • ASTM/ISTA test profile templates

Packaging Companies Using VR Products

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Create Profiles from Field Data

VibrationVIEW offers several test development methods to replicate the original environment of a product using recorded data. The result is a test profile that closely reflects—or is the equivalent to—the field environment.

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Use recorded data to create an accelerated random test that represents a lifetime of fatigue damage.

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Reproduce recorded field acceleration measurements on a shaker. The software performs an iterative time-history playback to replicate waveforms.

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Random Import

Generate a random test profile from recorded data and analyze statistics from a time-history recording.

Customizable Automated Reporting

With custom reports, you can define the included parameters to adhere to test standards or customer requests. Add other details such as data vectors, graphs, screen images, test notes, and company branding.


Mix & Match Controllers with Shakers

Control modules can be used independently on separate shakers or linked into a single stack for jobs requiring a higher channel count (up to 512 channels total).

This cost-effective solution creates substantial savings for our customers.

One 12-channel Control System or 3 separate 4-channel Control Systems

FedEx Package Shipping Case Study

VR outlines a process for establishing a valid and meaningful comparison between real-world data and an industry-standard test specification.

Fatigue Damage -- pick-up and delivery vehicle -- z-axis

Recorded time history files from a commercially shipped package were used to develop a fatigue damage spectrum (FDS). Using the FDS software, a test profile was created replicating a product lifetime of damage. Finally, the FDS and test profile were compared with similar files generated from the ISTA 3 industry standard test specification.

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Copy > Paste in Excel & Word

Copy and paste vibration test profiles and graphs between VibrationVIEW and Microsoft Word/Excel. This feature is especially useful when sharing profiles with colleagues, entering data from a customer, or entering lengthy or complicated test profiles.

VibrationVIEW screenshot with Microsoft Excel

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