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Drop Testing Services

Drop testing is used to simulate conditions which may occur to packages and products during handling or during the transportation and shipping. These test methods are designed to evaluate the integrity of packages or products and their design limits for protection from collisions or drops which are likely to occur in the distribution or end-user environment.

Common drop test conditions consist of a freefall from various heights onto a solid surface. The drop height for each test is dependent on requirements set forth by standards such as those from ASTM or ISTA.

Advantages of Drop Testing

Our test lab utilizes the latest drop testing technology to provide fast and accurate test data. Applying this data to improve shipping or manufacturing processes can ensure products have adequate protection from shipping hazards, reduce shipment damage claims, save time and money on rework, and gain consumer confidence in your brand quality and reliability.

Drop Test Capabilities

Maximum Package Weight: 661 lbs
Maximum Package Size (front to back): 41.5 in
Drop Height Range: 1-72 in

Contact us if you would like to discuss your drop test application, or if you have any questions.

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  • Test Specifications
  • Products Tested


Sample list of Drop Test Standards

Our test lab performs drop tests to a variety of commercial test standards and customer test specifications. Below are some of the common test standards below.

  • ISTA 1 Series: Integrity tests for screening
  • ISTA 2 Series: General simulation with atmosphere or random vibration
  • ISTA 3 Series: General Simulation Performance Tests
  • ASTM D4169: Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers
  • ASTM D5276: Standard Test Method for Drop Test of Loaded Containers by Free Fall
  • MIL-STD-810: Transportation Profiles
  • Customer Test Specifications
  • Other Drop Testing Specifications




Common Products Drop Tested


  • Packages
  • Electronics
  • Hand-held Devices
  • Computers
  • Motorized Tools
  • Watches
  • Glassware
  • Medical Devices
  • ...and more