We have various drop testers for customers to select from. The following are the differences between these drop tester machines.
- Pneumatic Package Drop Tester
This is a precision drop tester people often use, which is mainly used for the drop test on packing boxes filled with stuff. The sample release during the test is by means of a pneumatic mechanism with a speed of more than 3G. In this way, the interference of the supporting plate to the sample drop can be reduced as much as possible to ensure the accuracy of the drop test results.
It usually can accept packages less than 68 kg. Its design complies with standards of ASTM, ISTA, ISO, IEC, JIS, EN, UPS, FedEx, Amazon, etc. It is an international mainstream drop test machine.
- Zero Distance Drop Tester
The zero distance drop test machine is mainly used for the drop test on larger or heavier packages. Generally, the weight of the package is heavier, the possible height of the vertical drop during transportation and handling is lower. Therefore, the drop height is required to be as low as zero theoretically.
There is an “E”-shaped fork as a bracket to hold the test piece before the drop, which can move down faster than the sample with the help of the pneumatic mechanism. The fork will impact and be embedded into the e-groove of the floor before the sample falls to the floor. Theoretically, the drop test can be performed from zero height up to the highest height of the machine.
The allowable maximum specimen mass is 100 kg, 200 kg, 300 kg, or more. Please feel free to advise us of the specimen mass you will test. We will select an appropriate model for you.
- Economical Drop Test Machine (Single Arm Drop Test Machine)
This is another drop test machine developed by us. It is mainly applicable to various packages. The single-arm drop tester is very suitable for daily packaging drop tests in the factory. It allows a single arm to support and release the specimen. It can also achieve drop tests on corners, edges, faces of packaging cartons. The minimum drop height is 300 mm, and the maximum load-bearing capacity of a single arm is up to 80 kg. Its price is lower than that of the pneumatic drop test machine.
It is mainly applicable to packaging cartons. The load-bearing capacity of the regular double-wing drop test machine is 60 kg, and the lowest drop height is 400 mm. The supporting bracket of the test piece is composed of two separate pallets. The spacing of 2 pallets can be adjusted so that larger packages can be placed. The double-arm drop tester can conduct the test on the specimen’s surfaces, edges, and corners with the aid of a vertical rod. It is generally used for the irregular package drop test.
The orientation drop tester is mainly applicable to 3C products. The most prominent characteristic of the orientation drop testing machine is that it can more accurately locate the impact position of the sample while contacting the base plate than any other drop tester. It is due to the use of the guide rod and a unique sample holding and release mechanism. You can choose from two fixtures: a pneumatic clamping apparatus and pneumatic suction cups to achieve 0, 45, and 90-degree drop tests on the sample.
When pressing the test key, the fixture can drive the sample to drop quickly with average acceleration and release the sample quickly when approaching the floor. At the moment of impact, the sample posture is consistent with that set before the drop. Of course, it can also do the free-fall drop test. The maximum test height is 1800 mm, and the maximum acceptable sample mass is 2 kg. We can customize it for you if you want other higher heights or greater mass.
- Rotating Drum Drop Tester / Tumbling Barrel Testing Machine
The rotating drum drop tester is entirely different from other drop test equipment. It has at least one rectangular barrel that can be flipped over, and its drop height is 500 mm or 1000 mm. Before the test, a sample is placed into a barrel from a transparent window.
During the test, the specimen will be continuously overturned and dropped with the movement of the barrel. You can adjust the rotation speed of the barrel through the control panel at will ranging from 5 to 20 rotations per minute. The number of rotations is also displayed on a screen. When the specified number of turns is reached, the operator checks the sample for damage.
In addition to a single barrel, we are available to supply double barrels or custom multiple barrels. We can also install a transparent acrylic protective cover around the machine to protect the operator. The maximum acceptable sample mass of the tumbling barrel testing machine is 5 kg.
The free fall drop tester is mainly applicable to electronic products and small accessories. It allows the sample to drop in free fall from a specified height to the base plate. Depending on your test needs, you can choose different heights of testers, including 1.5 meters, 2 meters, 3 meters, or customized other heights. After the sample is pneumatically clamped and electrically raised to the specified height, different surfaces, angles and edges can be positioned to drop vertically to the ground. Generally, the maximum acceptable sample mass of the free fall tester is 3 kg or 5 kg.
As you can tell from the name, The battery drop tester is specially designed for battery drop test. The machine adopts a fully enclosed structure to ensure the safety of the test. The allowable drop height ranges from 300 mm to 1500 mm, and the operator can freely adjust it. The built-in pneumatic gripper allows the specimen to fall from different angles. Equipped with a touch screen, the whole test process can be controlled by PLC.