Technical Director - Distribution Testing, Materials Science and Engineering
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Clamp testing is crucial to assess a packaged product’s ability to withstand the unique shipping hazard that is introduced as a result of clamp handling. Smithers takes a two-pronged approach with its clamp testing. First, we conduct a qualitative assessment to ensure the package(s) can be moved in a similar manner that is expected in the field. Second, we conduct a quantitative measurement on the individual packages and compare to estimated loads that it might experience in the field.
There are two widely used industry standard test methods for clamp testing. They are included in ISTA 6-Sams and ISTA 6-Amazon SIOC. Although Smithers can conduct both of these, we see limitations and recommend our bespoke assessment method.
For more information on our clamp testing capabilities please get in touch with one of our experts.