ASTM D3580 Vibration Testing
ASTM D3580 determines the resonances of unpackaged products. As an ISTA and ISO 17025 certified lab, we realize the importance of ASTM D3580 vertical linear vibration testing. Meeting the ASTM D3580 requirements can be difficult. We understand the challenges and guide companies through the process.
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Standard Test Methods for Vibration (Vertical Linear Motion) Test of Products
ASTM D3580 testing covers the determination of resonances of unpackaged products and components of unpackaged products by means of vertical linear motion at the surface on which the product is mounted for testing. Two alternate test methods are presented:
Test Method A—Resonance Search Using Sinusoidal Vibration
Test Method B—Resonance Search Using Random Vibration.
ASTM D3580 test labs provide information that may be used to examine the response of products to vibration for product design purposes, or for the design of a container or interior package that will minimize transportation vibration inputs at these critical frequencies, when these product resonances are within the expected transportation environment frequency range.
Since vibration damage is most likely to occur at product resonant frequencies, these resonances may be thought of as potential product fragility points.
Information obtained from the ASTM D3580 testing lab from the optional dwell test methods may be used to assess the fatigue characteristics of the resonating components and for product modification. This may become necessary if the response of a product would require design of an impractical or excessively costly shipping container.
The ASTM D3580 test program does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
During ASTM D3580 testing, products are exposed to complex dynamic stresses in the transportation environment.
The determination of the resonant frequencies of the product may aid the packaging designer in determining the proper packaging system to provide adequate protection for the product, as well as providing an understanding of the complex interactions between the components of the product as they relate to expected transportation vibration inputs.
Expert ASTM D3580 Vertical Vibration Testing
Keystone Compliance can accommodate flexible and rigid packages of all sizes, including large pallets. Keystone also has a full lab of test equipment which permits us to provide short lead times on scheduling. Our team strives to give our customers more time and energy on product development instead of testing.
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