Technical Director - Distribution Testing, Materials Science and Engineering
United StatesContact Michael
ISTA 4AB is a web-based software application that generates enhanced simulation test plans. Enhanced simulation is defined as an extension of general simulation, covering all typical distribution hazards in a realistic way, and in addition incorporating one or more elements of focused simulation. Project 4AB closely ties the tests and sequence to a user defined pattern of distribution, and includes a broad range of current and quantitative information on distribution environment hazards.
Project 4AB covers testing of 12 different package types, 4 handling types and 7 types of load-carrying materials or combinations; any hazard (test) element may be assigned one of three intensities. The test sequence is tailored to individual situations with usage of up-to-date and specific hard profiles and parameters.
Program operation involves description of product and package, and then creation of a user-defined “Distribution sequence” characterizing the modes, means and details of how the test item is distributed. Once the sequence is complete; a corresponding laboratory test plan is generated.
Requirements may include:
This method tests all types of packaging.
Please note: The information outlined above is to be used as reference for ISTA 4AB. Please refer to ISTA's website for full details.