Concentrated Edge Impact Test

The concentrated edge impact test, per Amazon Ships In Own Container (SIOC) testing, is completed using the free fall drop tester and an edge hazard box. 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 test sample is placed on the rigid surface underneath the free fall drop tester. 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. The Amazon SIOC test standard testing considers this test a shock test.

Below is an animation showing the ISTA 6-Amazon.com-SIOC Test Block 24 concentrated edge impact testing:

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Package types associated with the Amazon Concentrated Edge 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. 
  • Type F: LTL delivery of individual palletized packaged-products. 
  • Type G: LTL delivery of individual packaged TVs and monitors that are less than 150 pounds (68 kg) & have a girth equal to or less than 165” (4.19 m) 
  • Type H: LTL delivery of individual packaged TVs and monitors that are 150 pounds (68 kg) or greater or have a girth greater than 165” (4.19 m) 

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