In preparation for Pack Expo International 2006 Lansmont chose the famed Chicago Elevated (“L”) Rail Lines to help demonstrate newly available Lansmont technology that can be used to measure, compare and quantify the level of hazard or harshness present within transport environments.

Abstract

In preparation for Pack Expo International 2006 Lansmont chose the famed Chicago Elevated (“L”) Rail Lines to help demonstrate newly available Lansmont technology that can be used to measure, compare and quantify the level of hazard or harshness present within transport environments.

Railcars not only carry passengers on regional and local commuter lines; they also transport many of the products we eat, drink, and use on a daily basis as consumers. Those products move from the point of manufacture to locations of general distribution and/or use. Some products move 3,000-plus miles from central Mexico to the

Eastern seaboard of the United States. Other products may move nearly 1,200 miles from Shanghai China to developing industrial areas on the Tibetan plain such as Chengdu.

Given the volume and value of those products, it’s imperative that manufacturers clearly understand the hazards present within those specific routes of transport. Subsequently those manufacturers must demonstrate that a well-balanced combination of robust product and package design will protect those products during transport. Validation of both product and package design is performed in the laboratory by simulating the hazards in controlled performance tests. Successful results provide the manufacturers with high assurance that they can deliver quality products to the various points of destination and end customers without risk of loss or damage.

Lansmont used their SAVER 9×30 Field Data Recorder along with companion SAVER GPS-Logger to measure key Chicago “L” ride quality metrics including:

  • Individual Bumps Occurring on Each of 8 “L” Lines.
  • Date and Time of Individual Event Measurements.
  • GPS Position of Individual Event Measurements.
  • Overall Vibration Harshness of Each “L” Line.

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