Vertical and horizontal shock tests for packages, loading units, equipment

Let the truck drive through potholes! Your product will remain intact


Shocks cannot be avoided during transport. Nevertheless, the packaging form and the packaging material of your package should be well adjusted to them. If this is not the case, the product inside cannot be reliably protected.

Vibrations, or shocks, occur, for example, when trains are coupled, when the truck hops through a pothole, or when containers are stacked. So that you know in advance how your product and your packaging will react to such stresses, these shocks are simulated in our laboratory.

Schockprüfung mittels Kippfalltest

Is your packaging resistant to shock and impact?

The areas of application extend to the simulation of shipping loads in the form of shocks and vibrations. In addition, we test the continuous impact load with a low frequency, the so-called bouncing.

The result is – if necessary – instructions for optimizing the packages and / or loading units. Your advantage: Possible weak points of your packages appear in the laboratory, not only when your customer complains.

Standards: Shock tests

  • DIN EN 60068-2-27: Environmental testing; part 2: testing; test Ea and guidance: Shock
  • IEC 60068-2-27 CDV: Environmental testing – Part 2-27: Tests; Test Ea and guidance: Shock”
  • DIN EN 60068-2-29: Environmental testing; Part 2: Tests; Test Eb and guidance: Continuous shock
  • DIN EN 60255-21-2: Electrical relays; Part 21: Oscillation, shock, continuous shock, and earthquake tests; on measuring relays and protection devices; Main section 2: Shock and continuous shock tests
  • DIN EN 60068-2-31: Environmental effects, part 2-31: Test methods – Test Ec: Shocks due to rough handling, primarily for equipment
  • DIN EN 61300-2-9: Optical fibers; connecting elements and passive components- Basic test and measurement methods – Part 2-9: Tests; Shock
  • DIN EN 61373: Railway applications – Railway rolling stock equipment – Tests for vibration and shock

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To be able to submit the appropriate offer, we need the following information:

  • Dimensions and weight of the sample
  • Is there already a standard according to which should be tested?
  • Is the content a dangerous good?

Vibration test equipment


  • Vertical or horizontal test axis
  • Frequency range: 3 – 2000 Hz
  • Vibration displacement: max +/- 25.4 mm
  • Acceleration: max. 150 g
  • Test piece mass: max. 750 kg
  • Force vector (sine/noise): 67 kN / 62 kN
  • Table size vertical: (120 x 120) cm
  • Table size horizontal: (90 x 90) cm
  • Thread inserts: M 12
  • Hole grid: (100 x 100) mm


  • vertical test axis
  • Table size: 1.52 x 1.52 m
  • Frequency range: 1 – 300 Hz
  • Vibration displacement: max +/- 50.8 mm
  • Force vector (sine/noise): 4.4 kN / 2.9 kN
  • Test piece mass: 1300 kg (higher masses on request)
Animation der Vibrationsprüfung

Your contacts

Karolina Behrens

Karolina Behrens

Head of Laboratory for Shipping Simulation

040 / 5730 944 -27

Johanna Lipski

Johanna Lipski
M. Sc.

Deputy Head of Laboratory for Shipping Simulation

040 / 5730 944 -26

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