Lansmont Technology Seminars in India

By Bryan Williams posted Monday, July 30, 2012

Lansmont and Adams Technologies, our representative in India, are holding three educational seminars in India this week. Jim Breault, our Eastern U.S. Area Sales Manager, and David Jin, our Chief Representative in Asia, will be delivering the seminar content. Lansmont and Adams are committed to growing our presence in India by sharing the benefits of our technologies.

Today's Package Testing Seminar in Mumbai was well attended. Each participant received free presentation handouts which will serve as valuable reference guides in the future. Later this week Jim and David will be giving a Package & Electronics Testing seminar in Chennai and will end the week with an Aerospace & Defense Testing seminar in Bangalore.

There is still time to sign up for the seminars in Chennai and Bangalore. If you or a colleague would like more information about seminar agendas and venues, please contact me.

Chennai seminar - 1 August 2012
  • Venue: The Accord Metropolitan
  • Time: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Bangalore seminar - 3 August 2012
  • Venue: The Pride Hotel
  • Time: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Lansmont Sponsors and Presents at GlobalPack 2012

By Bryan Williams posted Friday, July 20, 2012

The week of July 23rd, Central Philippine University (CPU) will host GlobalPack 2012, in Iloilo City. This international packaging conference is expected to attract more than 500 attendees. Dr. Lejo Brana from CPU’s School of Packaging Engineering has coordinated the development and implementation of the GlobalPack program. Dr. Brana, a longtime friend of Lansmont, is a United States Packaging Hall of Famer, is a former ISTA Board director, and is a major contributor to the development of packaging technology and expertise in the Philippines.

Lansmont is a Gold Sponsor of GlobalPack 2012. Eric Joneson, our Vice President of Technology, will deliver a presentation titled, Transport Packaging Testing - A Major Prerequisite for Packaged Product Exports. David Jin, our Chief Asia Representative, will also be present to participate in the conference proceedings.

To further support the packaging program at Central Philippine University's, Lansmont will provide a SAVER 3X90 Field Instrument as part of our conference sponsorship. Being an archipelago composed of more than 7000 islands, one can imagine that the Philippines has some unique logistics scenarios. CPU students will use the SAVER 3X90 to research the Philippine distribution environment and export channels that link this island nation.


Drop Tester Optional Accessories

By Bryan Williams posted Friday, July 13, 2012

Optional Baseplates, Platens, and Carriages
000060Thanks to gravity, your test specimen is guaranteed to fall onto some sort of impact surface during a drop test. Depending on the size of your test items and the types of drop testing that you need to perform, we offer different types of impact surfaces.

For test items that are tested with a PDT-56 or PDT-56ED Drop Tester, we include a standard baseplate that is 36 inches wide. With the standard platen, the minimum drop height is 11 inches. For customers that need to perform drop heights below 11 inches, we have a slotted baseplate option and foundation kit that allows for drops as low as 1 inch.

000060If your package dimensions are too big for the standard platen, we offer an extended platen to accommodate larger package sizes. The extended platen holds packages with a front-to-back dimension of up to 36 inches. Larger packages may necessitate a larger impact surface. We offer an oversized baseplate which widens the impact area from the standard 36 inches to 60 inches.

For Heavyweight Drop Testers, we have varying carriage sizes as well. To accommodate testing of larger items, drop carriages with extended length may be better suited to your largest test specimen. Optional Baseplates are available for the standard and extended carriage sizes.

Edge and Corner Holding Fixtures
000060 Dropping on edges and corners is a common practice for all drop testing specifications. Edge and Corner Holding Fixtures are available for all our drop tester models to assist with these types of tests. For the PDT-56 and PDT-56ED models, the optional flexible structure mounts to the drop tester and holds packages in position prior to the drop event when performing edge or corner drops.

For our Heavyweight Drop Testers, we include an Edge and Corner Holding fixture is included to assist with orienting large, bulky packages for testing. Oversized or custom E&C fixtures are available for special drop testing applications.

000060 Safety Interlocks
Safety is always a concern when operating laboratory test equipment and Lansmont offers different types of safety interlock options to assure equipment operators stay clear of any hazardous situations. For example, we can integrate an optional photocell light curtain, which disables the drop tester when triggered.

Contact Lansmont to learn more about the various optional Drop Tester Accessories and how they can add value to your laboratory test system.

PRC-PSD - China Vibration Study Update

By Eric Joneson posted Friday, July 06, 2012

000057 Lansmont Corporation and China Packaging Research and Test Center (CPRTC) are working together to capture representative field data from mainland China that will be used to recommend a China National Random Vibration Standard. CPRTC provided the initial project plan and with Lansmont's assistance established the targeted measurement variables such as vehicle types, roadway types and geographic regions.

000057 Lansmont allocated a fleet of SAVER 3X90 Field Instruments to the project that CPRTC utilized to measure a number of different vehicles moving between predetermined Ship From and Ship To locations (listed in the table below). Ten measurements were scheduled for each of the eight selected routes. CPTRC graciously provided the logistics and instrument operators to perform an extensive eighty (80) individual field measurements. The resulting captured data was uploaded and analyzed across all measurement variables.
Lansmont presented an update of the PRC-PSD Study at the IAPRI World Conference in San Luis Obispo earlier this month, reviewing the original intent of the study and the data collection criteria. We also provided specific examples of the measurement vehicles/roadways/regions, using a more powerful and informative constructed probability analysis of the summary data.
Lansmont will continue to work with CPRTC over the next couple of months to compile and summarize the data before jointly presenting detailed data at ISTA’s China Symposium, scheduled for September 18-20 in Suzhou, China. As part of our presentation, we'll address the intent to use the summary profiles within the China Standards community, as well as other global testing organizations.

For further information about the PRC-PSD Study, please feel free to Contact Me directly.

NASA Super Guppy
Crew Compartment Arrival

By Dale Root posted Thursday, July 05, 2012

A few weeks ago we talked with you about NASA’s Super Guppy aircraft and the measurement project that Lansmont undertook in preparation for the Space Shuttle Trainer’s trip from Houston to the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

Here’s video of the FFT Crew Compartment arrival in Seattle. The Super Guppy performs a low level fly-by for the spectators and then circles around to land.

The multi-leg flight took 4 days – with a couple of overnight stays along the way. The Supper Guppy flew at a speed of about 240 kts and an altitude of 12,000 to 14,000 feet.

  • Depart - Ellington Field on June 27th
  • Dyess Air Force Base
  • Davis Monthan Air Force Base
  • March Air Force Base
  • Travis Air Force Base
  • Arrival - Boeing Field – Seattle on June 30th