Damage from load failure is costing the US food and beverage industry $7.2 billion every year.
With the Solution Center, Atlantic has taken great strides towards progress in packaging by devising a system to collect accurate transport data, test performance, and refine packaging that prevents damage caused by load failure.
To do this, we teamed up with Lansmont, the leading company in multi-degree of freedom vibration testing systems typically used for NASA and the military or the aerospace and automobile industries. They are the leaders in technology that simulates real-world transit conditions.
Atlantic's table was designed to simulate over the road trucking routes as well as transit via ships and trains and airplanes. It moves in 6 different directions (up and down, side-to-side, and various combinations of these) to simulate roll, pitch, and yaw.
This design sets it apart from existing vibration testing tables in the packaging industry that only move up and down. The Multi Axis design is exponentially more accurate, allowing us to see what's happening with unit loads as they move from one facility to the next.
How it Works
To recreate a particular transit route on the vibration table, we install a field data recorder on the actual truck bed that travels that route. This recorder has an internal triaxial accelerometer and sensors that let us analyze the effects of motion, impact, and vibration. Once the data is collected on the recorder, we replicate the exact conditions on our TruMotion Transportation Simulator inside the Packaging Solution Center.
Our goal is to scientifically test, refine, and validate that the stretch wrapping solutions we design at the Packaging Solution Center result in proper load containment, stability, and endurance.
Whether your products are traveling 100 or 1,000 miles, trust Atlantic and be confident that your loads are Fit2Ship.