Transportation simulation

Transportation simulation testing serves to evaluate the behavior of both the product and its packaging when subjected to myriad constraints relative to the distribution cycle. The objective herein is to replicate the most unfavorable distribution cycle as a means of guaranteeing product integrity until ultimate delivery to the end user.

Proposed services

The LNE Laboratory is capable of proposing various services, including :

- Audit and advice on packaging and logistics flows,

- Cost optimization / reduction of packaging materials,

- Packaging qualification for Amazon (,

- Simulation in road, air, rail modes through the use of specific tests, namely :

  • Random vibrations,
  • Sine wave vibrations (fixed frequency),
  • Shocks (half sine wave, trapezoidal, SRC, etc.) (COFRAC),
  • Falls,
  • Compression,
  • Cyclic tensile loading,
  • Climate-specific packaging,
  • Pressure rises and drops due to altitude,
  • Material handling tests,
  • Qualification/characterization of stretchable film,
  • Technical advice, expertise and guidance.
Assistance in the development of packaging solutions - NEW

To avoid damage and develop high-performance packaging, LNE offers assistance in developing packaging solutions based on a methodology combining tests and analyses:

  • Creation and optimization of packaging :            

           - Drafting of functional specifications          

           - Definition of overwrapping and palletization            

           - Rationalization and standardization of packaging

  • Simulation of real transport and storage constraints: climatic environment, stacking, shocks, falls and vibrations.
  • Analysis of a possible problem/diagnosis, recommendations for solutions          

          - Qualification of packaging components          

          - Characterization of packaging

This service is eligible for the Research Tax Credit (in french only)

Learn more about the service of assistance in the development of high-performance packaging  (in french only)

Resources available

To satisfy these testing needs, LNE features the following set of instruments :

  • Drop zones extending from 2.2 to 9 meters high, accommodating up to 1.2 tons,
  • Hydraulic vibrating table (2 tons),
  • Mechanical vibrating table (3 tons), 1 vertical inch, rotating, elliptical (15/6 mm),
  • Vibrators,
  • Large capacity (3 tons mounted on-board) and small inclined planes for side shocks,
  • Tumbling barrel (5-m diameter),
  • Static and dynamic compression systems,
  • Maritime transportation test bench,
  • 20-ton stacking crane,
  • Bracing tester,
  • Air and water seal control systems,
  • Climate-controlled chambers ranging from 200 liters to 95 m3,
  • Pressure reduction chambers,
  • Blast furnace.

Applicable regulations

The proposed set of tests are capable of satisfying many standards, notably :

  • ISTA (1A to 1H, 2A to 2C, 3A, 3B, 3E, 3F, 3H, 4AB, 6AM,, 6FedeX, 6SC, 7D),
  • ASTM D4169,
  • EN 13626,
  • NF EN CEI 60068-2-xx,
  • NF H 00-60 / NF S 99-700 / NF H 50-014 / NF X 30-511, ISO 23907,
  • ADR,
  • ISO 13194 / 4180  / 2244  / 2247  / 2248  / 8318 /,
  • GAM EG 13,
  • MIL STD 810,
  • GALIA specifications,
  • Custom client specifications.


Products covered

All types of packaged products and packaging, all materials and all dimensions (from medical blister packs to industrial-scale containers).

LNE clients testify

Dans ce domaine, il est crucial de bien connaître les normes applicables. Le LNE en maîtrise les subtilités, connaît les annexes clés, et a pu ainsi nous aiguiller, par exemple sur nos méthodes et la pertinence de certains points. Grâce à son expertise, nous sommes allés dans le détail.

Christian POMPEE
Directeur Technique, Qualité, Affaires Réglementaires et Cliniques, OSD

Nos produits ont acquis un niveau de qualité supérieur ainsi qu’une reconnaissance nationale et internationale. Nous avons gagné certains marchés grâce aux essais effectués avec succès au LNE, qui non seulement ont valorisé nos produits mais nous ont aussi permis de nous différencier de nos concurrents.

Romain LUCAS
Chef de projet et responsable technique développement, CPMS Energie

En résumé, aujourd’hui le LNE intervient pendant la phase de développement du produit, aux étapes de la conception et des tests de validation. L’un des principaux bénéfices que nous en tirons est que nous qualifions nos produits très en amont.

Sébastien KLEIN
Responsable du bureau d’études de la partie Pompes à Chaleur, De Dietrich

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