ISTA 6 Amazon.com-SIOC Type D

Amazon Type D is for less than truckload (LTL) or individually-packaged products that are less than 100 pounds (45 kg) or have a girth greater than 165 inches (4.19 m). The shipping method for these products is the standard handling method. The standard handling method, also referenced as floor loaded, is for individual packaged-products that are received at an Amazon.com Fulfillment Center with no pallet or with multiple packaged products on a single pallet and are intended to ship to the end consumer without a pallet. Type D products qualify for Amazon SIOC status and are tested based on the ISTA 6 SIOC Type D test sequence outlined below.

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Type D – LTL Delivery of Individual Packaged-Products Less Than 100 lb (43 kg)

Sequence NumberTest CategoryTest TypeTest LevelRemarks
1Atmospheric Preconditioning
TEST BLOCK 1
Temperature and HumidityLab ambient, 12 hoursRequired
2Atmospheric Conditioning
TEST BLOCK 1
Controlled Temperature and HumidityTemperature and humidity chosen from tableOptional
3Shock
TEST BLOCK 3
Tip/Tip OverUse a 22 degree tip angleRequired for packages ≥48 in. (1.2 m) tall and  any one base dimension < ½ the height;   or for packages ≥ 30 in. (760 mm)  tall and with a center of gravity vertical location > ½ the package height
4Shock
TEST BLOCK 4
Free-Fall Drop6 drops – 18 in (460 mm) maxRequired
5Compression, Vertical
TEST BLOCK 9
Test in the intended shipping orientation  or most stable orientationCalculated from formula, Maintain force for 1 hourRequired, Machine, or weights and load spreader
6Compression, Horizontal
TEST BLOCK 10
Clamping SimulationCalculated from formula, Clamp in multiple
orientations as directed
Required For any of the 2 axes with a width dimension ≥ 24 in (610mm) and < 75 in (1905 mm)
7Vertical Vibration
TEST BLOCK 13
Random With Top
Load
Overall Grms level of 0.54Required
8Shock
TEST BLOCK 16
Free-Fall Drop6 drops – 32 in (810 mm) maxRequired
9Shock
TEST BLOCK 22
Full Rotational Flat DropVaries with packaged-product dimensionsRequired for Elongated and Flat Packages
10Shock
TEST BLOCK 23
Bridge ImpactHazard Box dropped 16 in (400 mm)Required for Elongated Packages Only
11Shock
TEST BLOCK 24
Concentrated Edge ImpactHazard Box dropped 16 in (400 mm)Required for Flat Packages Only

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