Rotational Corner Drop Test

The rotational corner drop test, per Amazon Ships In Own Container (SIOC) testing, is completed using a measuring device, a support block and a flat rigid surface such as concrete or steel. The support block is 3.5 to 4.0 inches in height and width and at least eight inches longer than the longest package dimension to be supported. To perform the test, one of the corners of the product is placed on the support block. The opposite corner is lifted nine inches and then released quickly, allowing it to free fall to the rigid surface. The test sequence calls for multiple drops of the product on specific corners. If the product, while in a particular orientation, topples over before a corner can be lifted to the required support or drop height, then the rotational corner drop test is not possible. The Amazon SIOC test standard testing considers this test a shock test. 

Below is an animation showing the ISTA Test Block 7 and Test Block 19 rotational corner drop testing:

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The only package type associated with the Amazon Rotational Corner Drop test is Type F: LTL delivery of individual palletized packaged-products. 

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