In a proactive move to begin quantifying distribution environments, the Chinese government has entrusted the China Packaging Research & Testing Center (CPRTC) and Lansmont, Monterey, Calif., to jointly develop the national random vibration standards to be used for transport package testing and validation.
As the China market continues rapid development, many Western companies find themselves involved with the logistics of moving products and material in and out of the country. Yet questions and assumptions are prevalent because little data actually exists about the distribution environment within China.
Beginning spring 2004, Lansmont and CPRTC will officially initiate the China National Program for Standardized Definition of Transport Vibration; the PRC-PSD Program. This effort will utilize a fleet of Lansmont's new SAVER3X365 field data recorders for all measurements. The study includes hundreds of planned truck-based measurements covering variables such as vehicle definition, road type and geographic location. From start to finish, the PRC-PSD plan targets all measurements to be completed within one year, culminating in representative random vibration power spectral density profiles to be recommended for the national testing standards.
Lansmont will manage the PRC-PSD data collection effort, as well as performing all related analysis and archiving through utilization of our newly developed FleetManager application. Lansmont's FleetManager fosters the operation of large-scale instrument fleets by providing a central data repository, calibration tracking, instrument reservations and scheduling, measurement process tracking, and intelligent analysis.
Upon completion of the program, the profiles will be provided to CPRTC and the Chinese government for incorporation into Chinese national vibration test standards. Lansmont will retain joint ownership of the resulting information.
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