Bridge Impact Test

The bridge impact test is performed on elongated packages per Amazon Ships In Own Container (SIOC) standards.  Testing is performed using the free fall drop tester, support blocks and a concentrated edge hazard box.  The free fall tester is a pneumatic-powered shelf comprised of two sides that simultaneously open to drop the product as evenly as possible. The support blocks are 3.5 to 4.0 inches in height and width and at least eight inches longer than the longest package dimension to be supported. The concentrated edge hazard box is a 12 inch by 12 inch by 12 inch wooden box with a total weight of nine pounds. The ballast weight is comprised of a dense flowable material in a bag or bags, held in place with a suitable void fill. The impact edge of the box is covered with angle iron. To perform the test, the device is placed on two separate support blocks on opposite ends of the longest dimensions parallel to each other. The hazard box is positioned above the product in an edge-drop orientation with the reinforced edge down. The hazard box is dropped into the center of the product from a height of 16 inches 

Below is an animation showing the ISTA 6-Amazon.com-SIOC Test Block 23 bridge impact testing: 

As an Amazon APASS approved and ISTA accredited package testing lab, Keystone Package Testing can meet all of your Amazon package testing needs including bridge impact testing. Let’s work together to get your product packaging approved to the Amazon SIOC requirements.   

Package types associated with the Amazon Bridge Impact test: 

  • Type A: Parcel delivery of individual packaged-products less than 50 lb. (23 kg). 
  • Type B: Parcel delivery of individual packaged-products 50 lb. (23 kg) to less than 100 lb. (43 kg). 
  • Type C: Parcel delivery packaged-products 100 lb. (43 kg) or greater. 
  • Type D: LTL delivery of individual packaged-products less than 100 lb. (43 kg). 
  • Type E: LTL delivery of individual packaged-products 100 lb. (43 kg) or greater. 

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