ISTA 6 Amazon.com-SIOC Type F

Amazon Type F is for less than truckload (LTL) or individually-packaged products that require pallet handling. Under the pallet handling method, individually packaged-products are received at Amazon.com Fulfillment Center on their own individual pallet and are intended to ship to the end consumer on a pallet. Type F products qualify for Amazon SIOC status and are tested based on the ISTA 6 SIOC Type F test sequence outlined below.

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Type F – LTL Delivery of Individual Palletized Packaged-Products

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 chartOptional
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 5
Rotational FLAT Drop9 in (230 mm)Required
5Shock TEST BLOCK 6Rotational EDGE Drop9 in (230 mm)Required
6Shock
TEST BLOCK 7
Rotational CORNER Drop9 in (230 mm)Required
7Shock
TEST BLOCK 8
Inclined or Horizontal Impact48 in/sec (4 ft/sec) (1.2 m/sec) impact velocity or velocity changeRequired
8Compression, Vertical
TEST BLOCK 9
Top-to-Bottom Pallet on topCalculated from formulaRequired, Machine or weights and load spreader
9Shock
TEST BLOCK 11
Fork Lift SimulationFlat Push and Rotate tests, Elevated Push and Pull testsRequired
10Vertical Vibration
TEST BLOCK 14
Random With Top LoadOverall Grms level of 0.54Required
11Shock
TEST BLOCK 17
Rotational FLAT Drop9 in (230 mm)Required
12Shock
TEST BLOCK 18
Rotational EDGE Drop9 in (230 mm)Required
13Shock
TEST BLOCK 19
Rotational CORNER Drop9 in (230 mm)Required
14Shock
TEST BLOCK 20
Inclined or Horizontal Impact48 in/sec (4 ft/sec) (1.2 m/sec) impacts  or 3 in. (76 mm) dropsRequired
15Shock
TEST BLOCK 24
Concentrated Edge ImpactHazard box dropped 16 in (410 mm)Required for Flat Packages Only

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