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PROJECT 6-AMAZON.COM-B

ISTA 6-AMAZON.com-B covers the testing of packaged-products prepared for shipment via Amazon.com’s distribution system to U.S. destinations. In this system, packaged-products are typically shipped from the manufacturer or producer to an Amazon.com fulfillment center, and then to the consumer. Various types of handling may occur in the fulfillment centers, including manual, fork lift, clamp truck, etc.

The chart below is from the ISTA 6-AMAZON.com-B, also known as Project-6-AMAZON.com-B, the standard and provides more guidance on the testing procedure and requirements:

Sequence #Test CategoryTest TypeTest LevelRemarks
1Atmospheric Preconditioning TEST BLOCK 1Temperature and HumidityLab ambient, 12 hoursRequired
2Atmospheric Conditioning TEST BLOCK 1Controlled Temperature and HumidityTemperature and humidity chosen from chartOptional
3Shock TEST BLOCK 2Inclined or Horizontal Impact48 in/sec (4ft/sec)Required Impact all 4 vertical faces of pallet load
4Shock TEST BLOCK 3Rotational FLAT Drop6 in (150 mm) (domestic) 8 in (200 mm) (int’l)Required Test entire pallet load
5Compression, Vertical TEST BLOCK 4Top-to-Bottom Pallet on topCalculated from formulaRequired Test entire pallet load Machine, or weights and load spreader
6 Shock TEST BLOCK 7Rotational EDGE Drop4 in (100mm) (domestic) 6 in (150 mm) (int’l)Required Test entire pallet load
7Shock TEST BLOCK 9Tip/Tip OverUse a 22 degree tip angleRequired
8Shock TEST BLOCK 10Rotational DropRotational edge and corner drops.  Height varies with packaged-product weightRequired
9Shock TEST BLOCK 12inclined or Horizontal Impact, Optional Free Fall Drop48 in/sec (4ft/sec) (1.2m/sec) impacts or 3 in. (76 mm) dropsRequired
10Vertical Vibration TEST BLOCK 13Random with Top LoadOverall G level of 0.54Required only LTL standard packages
11Vertical Vibration TEST BLOCK 14Random with Top LoadOverall G level of 0.54Required only for palletized packages
12Shock TEST BLOCK 18Concentrated ImpactImpact mass free-fall drop guided drop, or pendulum, 15 in (380 mm)Required only for Non-Rigid containers
13Shock TEST BLOCK 19Fork lift HandlingFlat Push and Rotate testsRequired only palletized packages
14Shock TEST BLOCK 19Fork lift HandlingElevated  Push and Pull testsRequired only for palletized packages
15Shock TEST BLOCK 19Fork lift HandlingElevated Rotate testsRequired only for palletized packages
16Shock TEST BLOCK 22Rotational DropRotational edge and corner drops.  Height varies with packaged-product weightRequired
17Shock TEST BLOCK 23Incline or Horizontal Impact, optional Free-Fall Drop48 in/sec (4ft/sec) (1.2 m/sec) impacts or 3 in. (76 mm dropsRequired
18Shock TEST BLOCK 24Full Rotational DropDrops vary with packaged-product typeRequired only for elongated and flat packages
19Shock TEST BLOCK 25Bridged ImpactHazard Box dropped 16 in (410 mm)Required only for elongated packages
20Shock TEST BLOCK 26Concentrated Edge ImpactHazard Box dropped 16 in (410 mm)Required only for flat packages

 

Test Sequence Type B Initially Shipped Palletized (Individual Packaged-Products for Parcel Delivery 70 kg (150 lb.) or less)

Sequence #Test CategoryTest TypeTest LevelRemarks
1Atmospheric Preconditioning TEST BLOCK 1Temperature and HumidityLab ambient, 12 hoursRequired
2Atmospheric Conditioning TEST BLOCK 1Controlled Temperature and HumidityTemperature and humidity chosen from chartOptional
3Shock TEST BLOCK 2Inclined or Horizontal Impact48 in/sec (4 ft./sec) (1.2 m/sec) impact velocity or velocity changeRequired Impact all 4 vertical faces of pallet load
4Shock TEST BLOCK 3Rotational FLAT Drop6 in (150 mm) (domestic) 8 in (200 mm) (int’l)Required Test entire pallet load
5Compression, Vertical TEST BLOCK 4Top-to-Bottom Pallet on topCalculated from formula Maintain force for 1 hourRequired Test entire pallet load Machine, or weights and load spreader
6Shock TEST BLOCK 7Rotational EDGE Drop4 in (100mm) (domestic) 6 in (150mm) (int’l)Required Test entire pallet load
7Shock TEST BLOCK 11Free-Fall Drop Parcel Carrier First Sequence9 Drops-height varies with packaged-product weightRequired
8Vibration TEST BLOCKS 15, 16 & 16Random with and without Top LoadOverall G levels of 0.53 and 0.46Required Use Test Blocks 16 & 17 for pails Use Test Blocks 15 & 17 for all other package types
9Shock TEST BLOCK 20Free-Fall Drop Parcel Carrier Second Sequence8 Drops-height varies with packaged-product weight Includes drop on hazardRequired
10Shock TEST BLOCK 21Rotational EDGE Drop200 mm (8 in)Required for flat and elongated packages
11Shock TEST BLOCK 24Full Rotational Flat DropVaries with packaged-product dimensionsRequired for flat and elongated packages
12Shock TEST BLOCK 25Bridge ImpactHazard Box dropped 400 mm (16 in)Required only for Flat packages

 

Test Sequence Type C Initially Shipped Floor-Loaded (Individual Packaged-Products for LTL Delivery)

Sequence #Test CategoryTest TypeTest LevelRemarks
1Atmospheric Preconditioning TEST BLOCK 1Temperature and HumidityLab ambient, 12 hoursRequired
2Atmospheric Conditioning TEST BLOCK 1Controlled Temperature and HumidityTemperature and humidity chosen from chartOptional
3Shock TEST BLOCK 2Inclined or Horizontal Impact48 in/sec (4 ft./sec) (1.2 m/sec) impact velocity or velocity changeRequired Impact 4 or 6 faces as directed
4Shock TEST BLOCK 3Rotational FLAT Drop7 in (180 mm) (domestic) 9 in (230 mm) (int’l)Required Test in multiple orientations as directed
5Compression Vertical TEST BLOCK 4Test in most stable orientationCalculated from formula Maintain force for 1 hourRequired Machine, or weights and load spreader
6Shock TEST BLOCK 7Rotational EDGE Drop5 in (130 mm) (domestic) 7 in (180 mm) (int’l)Required Test in multiple orientations as directed
7Compression, Horizontal TEST BLOCK 8Clamping SimulationCalculated from formula Clamp in multiple orientations as directedOptional
8Shock TEST BLOCK 9Tip/Tip OverUse a 22 degree tip angleRequired
9Shock TEST BLOCK 10Rotational DropRotational edge and corner drops.  Height varies with packaged-product weightRequired
10Shock TEST BLOCK 12inclined or Horizontal Impact, OPTIONAL Free-Fall Drop48 in/sec (4 ft./sec) (1.2 m/sec) impact or 3 in (76 mm) dropsRequired
11Vertical Vibration TEST BLOCK 13Random with Top LoadOverall G level 0.54Required
12Shock TEST BLOCK 18Concentrated ImpactImpact mass free-fall drop, guided drop, or pendulum, 15 in (380mm)Required only for Non-Rigid containers
13Shock TEST BLOCK 22Rotational DropRotational edge and corner drops.  Height varies with packaged-product weightRequired
14Shock TEST BLOCK 23Incline or Horizontal Impact, optional Free-Fall Drop48 in/sec (4 ft./sec) (1.2 m/sec) impacts or 3 in. (76 mm) dropsRequired
15Shock TEST BLOCK 24Full Rotational DropDrops vary with packaged-products typeRequired only for elongated and flat packages
16Shock TEST BLOCK 25Bridged ImpactHazard Box dropped 16 in (410 mm)Required only for Elongated packages
17Shock TEST BLOCK 26Concentrated Edge ImpactHazard Box dropped 16 in (410 mm)Required only for Flat packages

 

Test Sequence Type D, initially Shipped Floor-Loaded (Individual Packaged-Products for Parcel Delivery 70 kg (150 lb.) or less)

Sequence #Test CategoryTest TypeTest LevelRemarks
1Atmospheric Preconditioning TEST BLOCK 1Temperature and HumidityLab ambient, 12 hoursRequired
2Atmospheric Conditioning TEST BLOCK 1Controlled Temperature and HumidityTemperature and humidity chosen from tableOptional
3Shock TEST BLOCK 5Free-Fall Drop Vendor/Amazon.com First Sequence6 drops-14 in (360 mm) max (domestic) 18 in (460 mm) max (int’l)Required
4Compression, Vertical TEST BLOCK 4Test  in most stable orientationCalculated from formula Maintain force for 1 hourRequired Machine, or weights and load spreader
5Shock TEST BLOCK 6Free-Fall Drop Vendor/Amazon.com First Sequence6 drops- 26 in (660 mm) max (domestic) 32 in (810 mm) max (int’l)Required
6Shock TEST BLOCK 25Bridge ImpactHazard Box dropped 400 mm (16 in)Required only for elongated packages
7Shock TEST BLOCK 26Concentrated ImpactHazard Box dropped 400 mm (16 in)Required only for flat packages
8Compression, Vertical TEST BLOCK 8Clamping SimulationCalculated from formula Clamp in multiple orientations as directedOptional
9Shock TEST BLOCK 11Free-Fall Drop Parcel Carrier First Sequence9 Drops-height varies with packaged-product weightRequired
10Vibration TEST BLOCKS 15, 16 & 17Random with and without Top LoadOverall G levels of 0.53 and 0.46Required use test blocks 16 & 17 for pails Use test blocks 15 & 17 for all other package types
11Shock TEST BLOCK 20Free-Fall Drop Parcel Carrier Second Sequence8 Drops-height varies with packaged-product weight. Includes drop on hazardRequired
12Shock TEST BLOCK 21Rotational Edge Drop200mm (8 in)Required for flat and elongated packages
13Shock TEST BLOCK 24Full Rotational Flat DropVaries with packaged-product dimensionsRequired for flat and elongated packages
14Shock TEST BLOCK 25Bridge ImpactHazard Box dropped 400 mm (16 in)Required only for elongated packages
15Shock TEST BLOCK 26Concentrated ImpactHazard Box dropped 400 mm (16 in)Required only for flat packages

 

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