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ASTM D 6055 : 1996

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Standard Test Methods for Mechanical Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates

Available format(s)

Hardcopy , PDF

Superseded date

11-11-2014

Language(s)

English

Published date

31-12-2010

CONTAINED IN VOL. 15.09, 2015 Provides methods suitable for testing the integrity of unitized loads and large cases and crates, but not individual drums or palletized drums, as well as the ability of the contents to endure normal handling, using standard mechanical handling equipment.

1.1 These test methods are suitable for testing the integrity of unitized loads and large cases and crates, but not individual drums or palletized drums, as well as the ability of the contents to endure normal handling, using standard mechanical handling equipment. Not all of the test methods are applicable to all products containers and loads. These test methods are applicable to common means of material handling, including pull pack, clamp truck, and spade lift-type handling equipment as follows:

1.1.1 Test Method A-Fork Truck Handling-For testing the ability of the shipping unit to withstand repeated handlings by this test method.
1.1.2 Test Method B-Spade Lift Test-For lifting by spade lift attachment to determine the ability of the handling flap of the case or shipping unit to withstand repeated lifting and handling by this method.
1.1.3 Test Method C-Clamp Handling Test-For lifting by hydraulic clamp attachment, to determine the ability of the shipping unit to withstand squeeze clamp handling consisting of repeated side compression and lifting.
1.1.4 Test Method D-Push-Pull Handling Test-For testing the ability of a unitized load on a slip-sheet to withstand repeated handling by this test method.
1.1.5 Test Method E-Grabhook Test-For lifting by grabhooks to determine the ability of the shipping unit to withstand the horizontal pressures of grabhooks.
1.1.6 Test Method F-Sling Tests-For lifting by wire rope, cable, or woven fiber slings to determine the ability of the shipping unit to withstand the compression of slings.

1.2 Additional Test Methods:

1.2.1 Additional test methods that apply to mechanical handling and rough handling tests of unitized loads and large cases and crates include incline impact tests, described in Test Method D 880; horizontal impact tests, described in Test Method D 4003.

1.2.2 Practice D 4169 provides a series of options for selecting and running performance tests on all types of shipping containers and systems.

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Committee
D 10
DocumentType
Test Method
Pages
6
ProductNote
Reconfirmed 1996
PublisherName
American Society for Testing and Materials
Status
Superseded
SupersededBy

ASTM D 6198 : 2018 Standard Guide for Transport Packaging Design
ASTM D 4169 : 2016 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
ASTM D 5276 : 2019 Standard Test Method for Drop Test of Loaded Containers by Free Fall
ASTM D 5331 : 2003 : R2016 Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Mechanical Handling of Unitized Loads Secured with Stretch Wrap Films
ASTM D 6179 : 2007 : R2014 Standard Test Methods for Rough Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates
ASTM D 6537 : 2000 : R2014 Standard Practice for Instrumented Package Shock Testing For Determination of Package Performance
ASTM D 6179 : 2020 Standard Test Methods for Rough Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates

ASTM D 4169 : 2016 : REDLINE Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
ASTM D 996 : 2016 : REDLINE Standard Terminology of Packaging and Distribution Environments
ASTM D 880 : 1992 : R2002 Standard Test Method for Impact Testing for Shipping Containers and Systems

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