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The HTS Technical Center, located in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, is our own unique facility, solely specialized in packaging analysis and its optimization.

After we develop a packaging material, we test quantitatively and qualitatively, using a variety of testing equipment and instruments. The packaging material's property is checked through various tests such as tension, compression, rupture, etc., and also verified for the vibration and shock that can occur in such transportation modes as trucking and railway. We also support your needs for product evaluation. Please feel free to contact us for more information.

Technical Center flow diagram. 1 Inquiry, 2 Confirmation of Details, 3 Quotation, 4 Order, 5 Test/Measurement/Assessment6 Reporting

Test equipment available at the HTS Technical Center

Vibration tester

Investigates the vibration characteristics reproduced by various transport modes such as trucking.

Model DS-3000-15L
Table size 1,500 mm x 1,500 mm
Excitation force 30 kN
Loadable mass 1,000 kg *
Excitation method sine wave/random wave
Maximum displacement 51 mm p-p
Frequency range 2 ~ 200 Hz
Direction of excitation vertical/horizontal (1 axis)
Vibration tester
*
Depending on the product characteristics and test conditions, the testable mass may vary.

Vibration table details

Compression testing machine

Carries out stacking strength tests and strength investigations of packaging materials during storage.

Model UH-C100kNX
Mountable size 1,500 x 1,500 x 2,000 mm
Maximum load weight 100kN
Maximum stroke 200 mm
Loading rate ~ 50 mm/min.
Controllable depending on weight
Remarks End work possible by
load and displacement control
Compression testing machine

Drop test machine (arm type/hanging type)

Reproduces incidents where small items are dropped during manual handling, pallets fall off from a forklift, and so on.

Drop method arm type hanging type
Model DTS-50 EMH-500
Droppable size 900 x 500 x 900 mm 3,000 x 2,200 mm
Droppable mass 50 kg 500 kg
Drop height 200 ~ 1,200 mm depends on ceiling height and product height
Drop attitude Jig used, diagonal drop possible held at one side, free drop possible

Drop test machine (arm type)

Drop test machine (arm type)

Drop test machine (hanging type)

Drop test machine (hanging type)

Universal testing machine/rupture testing machine

It corresponds to material investigation such as cardboard and PP band.

Model AGS-10kNX
The maximum load weight 10kN
Maximum stroke 200 mm
Loading rate ~ 50 mm/min.
Controllable depending on load
Applicable tests Compression test
Tension test

Universal testing machine

Universal testing machine

Rupture testing machine

Rupture testing machine

Environmental test laboratory

It reproduces transport environments, typical of inside ocean freight containers, such as high temperature and high humidity, temperature drops, etc.

Name Environment test chamber A Environment test chamber B
Chamber size 3,400 x 1,900 x 2,400 mm 3,480 x 2,580 x 2,500 mm
Caliber size 1,800 x 1,800 mm 850 x 2,200 mm
Maximum storage mass 1,000 kg 500 kg
Temperature control range -30 ~ 80°C 20 ~ 23°C
Humidity control range 10 ~ 95%RH(10 ~ 80°C) Standard condition (50 ~ 65% RH)

Environmental test chamber A

Environmental test chamber A

Environmental test chamber B

Environmental test chamber B

Sample cutter

Prototypes packaging material according to CAD drawings.

Format AS2616F
Cut size 1,600 x 2,600 mm
Cut depth Cardboard 15 mm
Plastic cardboard 5 mm
Expanded foam 65 mm
Functions full cut/half cut
ruled line/pen insert
Sample cutter

Transportation environment recorder

Records acceleration value of vibration and shock for transport testing, etc.

Model SAVER9X30 DER-1000
Measurement channels 9 ch (3 main, 6 external) 3 ch
Method of measurement Single trigger, time trigger Single trigger
Sampling rate 50 ~ 10,000 points/sec 1024, 2048 points/sec
Maximum measuring acceleration 200 G 50 G
Temperature and humidity measurement range -40 ~ 60°C (5 ~ 95% RH) -20 ~ 60°C (0 ~ 100% RH)

Transportation environment recorder SAVER3X90
SAVER3X90

Transportation environment recorder DER-1000
DER-1000

Hitachi Transport System Technical Center

We can arrange transportation vibration measurement, using the driving training course adjacent to our Technical Center.

Thermo-hygrometer

Records the temperature and humidity as found in transportation tests etc.

Model TR-71U TR-72U RTR-53A/57U
Measurement object temperature temperature/ humidity temperature/ humidity
Measuring range -40 ~ 110°C 0 ~ 50°C
10 ~ 95% RH
0 ~ 50°C
10 ~ 95% RH
Measurement interval 1, 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 30 secs
1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 30, 60 minutes total 15 passes

Thermo-hygrometer TR-71U
TR-71U

Thermo-hygrometer TR-72U
TR-72U

Thermo-hygrometer RTR-53A/57U
RTR-53A/57U

Evaluation Cases at the HTS Technical Center

Packaging test

Stacked product vibration test

An acceleration sensor is installed in the product, to measure the amplification of the acceleration value.
Excitation conditions: JIS Z0200/random vibration

Stacked product vibration test

Relationship between product layers and acceleration

Relationship between product layers and acceleration

Compression test for cardboard boxes (verification of the strength deterioration due to humidity)

Verify the humidity degradation of a cardboard box under standard conditions and one pre-treated for high temperature and high humidity.
Compression speed: see JIS Z0200
Pre-treated conditions: see JIS Z0203

Compression test for cardboard boxes (verification of the strength deterioration due to humidity)

Comparison of under normal conditions and under high temperature/high humidity conditions

Comparison of under normal conditions and under high temperature/high humidity conditions

Material tests

Material testing of the cardboard sheet

To calculate the estimated compression strength of the cardboard box, compared with the measured compressive strength, from cardboard sheet burst strength test results.

Material testing of the cardboard sheet

The relationship between measured compressive strength and the estimated compressive strength

The relationship between measured compressive strength and the estimated compressive strength

Transportation environment measurement

China truck transportation environment survey

In order to study trucking environment differences between China and Japan, we installed a recorder to trucks for measuring vibration trends.

China truck transportation environment survey

Transportation vibration comparison of Japan and China (frequency analysis)

Transportation vibration comparison of Japan and China (frequency analysis)

Survey of Japan domestic transport shock

A dummy product and transportation environment recorder housed in a cardboard box, to investigate impact generated at the time of actual transport and transport within the warehouse.

Survey of Japan domestic transport shock

Impact occurrence situation at the time of transport

Impact occurrence situation at the time of transport

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