By Bryan Williams posted Thursday, December 05, 2013
Tuesday, December 10th, at 2:30 p.m. EST, Eric Joneson will deliver a 45 minute webinar, titled Increasing Awareness and Emphasis of Load Stability and Related Test Methodologies. This webinar will be hosted by the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) and interested individuals can register by clicking on the following:
Eric's presentation will highlight the sources of the environmental hazards that challenge load stability, address some of the regulatory requirements, and provide examples of how laboratory personnel attempt to simulate those dynamics. The presentation will also focus on current efforts to improve standardized load stability test methods in an effort to better predict unitized, packaged-product field performance.
HITS FOR SALE!
By Bryan Williams posted Monday, December 02, 2013
A factory refurbished HITS is now FOR SALE. The sled carriage is 106 in. long x 55 in. wide with a front bulkhead measuring 60 in. tall x 55 in. wide. The maximum payload is 6,000 lbs. The overall machine footprint is 39 ft. long x 5 ft. wide. The seismic mass weighs 20,000 lbs (actual test system shown below).
Horizontal Impact Test Systems (HITS) simulate the horizontal shock effects of rail switching, truck docking, unit load stability, and other types of horizontal impacts. Our standard HITS models are specifically designed to test in accordance with ASTM D4169 and ASTM D4003 as well as other corporate, industry and government specifications such as ISTA and ISO.
Lansmont sponsored the 84th Shock & Vibration Symposium held in Atlanta last week. This annual event is an opportunity for experts in the shock and vibration community to discuss new technology and on-going research.
Lansmont showcased our technical expertise by exhibiting our Testing Equipment and Instruments during the conference. The highlight of our exhibit was the new Test Partner 4 (TP4), our latest generation data acquisition system. TP4 integrates an onboard computer for processing and analyzing data with the host controller. Analog input channels are capable of output sample rates up to 2.5MHz per channel providing versatility to acquire data attributed to drop, shock, and impacts, as well as pyro-shock and blast impact events where high frequency energies are present.
During the Symposium, Lansmont conducted a tutorial on Damage Boundary Shock Testing. The one hour session focused on practical applications of shock fragility assessment as well as highlighting new shock testing technology that facilitates more efficient and effective product testing methods.
Please contact us if you would like to hear more about the highlights from the Shock & Vibration Symposium. We look forward to participating in the 85th Shock & Vibration Symposium next year!
Healthcare Packaging Consortium Fall Meeting
By Bryan Williams posted Thursday, October 31, 2013
Christian Brothers University will host the 2013 Fall Meeting of the Healthcare Packaging Consortium on Friday, November 1. Lansmont is pleased to be the Corporate Sponsor for this event and will be presenting during the meeting on Pre-Shipment Testing Trends: Field Measurements to Validate and Develop Test Methods. Please contact us for more information on this presentation topic.
By Eric Joneson posted Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Lansmont was recently invited to exhibit at this year's Cardinal Health Supplier Mart. This event offers an opportunity for Cardinal Health to interact with key suppliers to build stronger business relationships for the future. Cardinal Health directors, managers, and engineers from locations all over the world attended the Supplier Mart which is held in conjuction with their Technical Council conference.
Cardinal Health uses Lansmont Equipment and Instruments for medical device and packaging validation testing. We look forward to continuing to work with them in the future, further developing their testing capabilities at domestic and international locations.
If you would be interested to learn more about how Lansmont Equipment and Instruments can help you with your medical device testing needs, please let us know.
Bryan Williams, Technical Marketing Specialist, represents Lansmont during Cardinal Health Supplier Mart.
Lansmont Presents at ISTA China Forum
By Bryan Williams posted Friday, October 18, 2013
ISTA recently hosted their annual China Symposium in Beijing. Approximately 150 people participated in this event, sponsored in-part by Lansmont Corporation. Eric Joneson delivered one of two keynote presentations that opened the event, discussing Load Stability and Related Test Methodologies. Later he also served on a panel of experts to discuss trends in Sustainability and Transport Packaging. David Jin of Lansmont also participated, moderating the first day's program, while later delivering our Platinum Sponsor's award at the formal Event Reception.
Lansmont remains an active, contributing, global supporter of ISTA and their valuable activities. Bart Feys participates on ISTA's European Council, David Jin is a member of the Asia Pacific Council and Eric Joneson serves on ISTA's Global Board of Directors.
Container Ship - Life On Board
By Dale Root posted Friday, October 11, 2013
Explore the container ship Edith Maersk and watch the day to day operations.
Up and Away
By Dale Root posted Friday, October 04, 2013
The new normal...
Some impacts are just built into the system.
Sifting and Kicking
By Dale Root posted Friday, September 27, 2013
Building a train...
A locomotive is used to kick or push the car down rail and uncouple from it while in motion. The locomotive then stops and reverses away – leaving the car with enough momentum to roll away in the opposite direction. As the car continues to roll - switches and sidings are used to sift cars to the appropriate string.
Where the hump yard represents an automated classification process to build strings of cars - Sifting and kicking is a similar process done by hand.
Hump / Classification
By Dale Root posted Friday, September 20, 2013
Building a train...
In the hump yard - cars are sent over the hump to roll downhill. Radar and automatic retarders built into the tracks control the rolling speed. Computers operate switches to direct each car to an appropriate string of cars with the ultimate destination in mind. The goal is for the car to carry enough speed to successfully couple with the string. Too little speed – and a pusher engine will have to be summoned to make the connection – shutting down the operation. Too much speed – will result in damage or derailment. Each string of cars represents an outbound train heading in the same direction.