Accession Number : ADA296740

Title :   PAl20 Metal Container Dunnage,

Corporate Author : ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER PICATINNY ARSENAL N J ARMAMENT ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Morrison, Carlton A.

PDF Url : ADA296740

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : This report delineates the selection rationale, testing, and cost evaluation of proposed new cushioning for linked 40- mm grenades packed in the PAl 20 metal container. The purpose of the testing described in this report was to determine whether a one-piece molded polyethylene foam cushion could replace the top cushion assembly currently used in the packaging of linked 40-mm rounds in the PAl 20 metal container. Additionally, a smaller scale test and evaluation was performed on a softer density side cushion which could be used in place of the current side and secondary side filler components in the PAl 20 container. The softer cushion presently is used in the packaging of linked 40-mm rounds in the M548 metal container. In both instances, a potential cost savings could be realized, while maintaining an effective level of cushioning protection.

Descriptors :   *PACKING MATERIALS, *CUSHIONING, TEST AND EVALUATION, DENSITY, SECONDARY, COSTS, SCALE, PROTECTION, PACKAGING, SIDES, ASSEMBLY, SAVINGS, GRENADES, FILLERS.

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE