ISTA 6-Amazon.com-SIOC (Ships In Own Container) Type F

ISTA 6-Amazon.com-SIOC is a standard developed to challenge the package and product to withstand transportation hazards that are typically encountered during transportation and handling of products from the vendor to Amazon.com and to the customer. Type F is for LTL delivery of individual palletized packaged-products. The details of the standard were derived from studies conducted by Amazon.com and from customer feedback. The testing is specifically designed for products delivered to the Amazon.com fulfillment center and then the customer by way of parcel transportation or Less-Than-Truckload (“LTL”) shipping methods.

Amazon.com encourages its vendors who ship products in their own containers to test to ISTA 6-Amazon.com-SIOC to understand the durability and performance of their packaging so as to reduce damages and returns.

OVERVIEW OF PROJECT 6-AMAZON.COM-SIOC

Type F – LTL Delivery of Individual Palletized Packaged-Products
Sequence Number Test Category Test Type Test Level Remarks
1 Atmospheric Preconditioning
TEST BLOCK 1
Temperature and Humidity Lab ambient, 12 hours Required
2 Atmospheric Conditioning
TEST BLOCK 1
Controlled Temperature and Humidity Temperature and humidity chosen from chart Optional
3 Shock
TEST BLOCK 3
Tip/Tip Over Use a 22 degree tip angle Required for packages ≥48 in. (1.2 m)  tall and any one base dimension < ½ the height; or for packages ≥ 30 in. (760 mm) tall and with a center of gravity vertical location > ½ the package height
4 Shock
TEST BLOCK 5
Rotational FLAT Drop 9 in (230 mm) Required
5 Shock TEST BLOCK 6 Rotational EDGE Drop 9 in (230 mm) Required
6 Shock
TEST BLOCK 7
Rotational CORNER Drop 9 in (230 mm) Required
7 Shock
TEST BLOCK 8
Inclined or Horizontal Impact 48 in/sec (4 ft/sec) (1.2 m/sec) impact velocity or velocity change Required
8 Compression, Vertical
TEST BLOCK 9
Top-to-Bottom Pallet on top Calculated from formula Required, Machine or weights and load spreader
9 Shock
TEST BLOCK 11
Fork Lift Simulation Flat Push and Rotate tests, Elevated Push and Pull tests Required
10 Vertical Vibration
TEST BLOCK 14
Random With Top Load Overall Grms level of 0.54 Required
11 Shock
TEST BLOCK 17
Rotational FLAT Drop 9 in (230 mm) Required
12 Shock
TEST BLOCK 18
Rotational EDGE Drop 9 in (230 mm) Required
13 Shock
TEST BLOCK 19
Rotational CORNER Drop 9 in (230 mm) Required
14 Shock
TEST BLOCK 20
Inclined or Horizontal Impact 48 in/sec (4 ft/sec) (1.2 m/sec) impacts  or 3 in. (76 mm) drops Required
15 Shock
TEST BLOCK 24
Concentrated Edge Impact Hazard box dropped 16 in (410 mm) Required for Flat Packages Only

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