ISTA Series 2: Partial Simulation Performance Tests
ISTA Series 2 tests are a combination of basic transit test elements from ISTA Series 1 and advanced test elements from ISTA Series 3. These tests challenge the capability of the package and product to withstand transport hazards. However, they only simulate some actual transport hazards. The tests will not necessarily comply with carrier packaging regulations. ISTA testing can help shorten package development time and increase confidence in product launches. The products will be better protected resulting in less damage during transportation and less returns which leads to higher profits. Less damage will increase customer satisfaction.
Series 2 tests have at least one element of 3 Series type, such as atmospheric conditioning or mode-shaped random vibration in addition to basic elements of a 1 Series type.
The tests included in this series are: