Accession Number : ADA304701

Title :   Research Testing of Commercial Retractable Handles for Small Containers.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 93-Jan 96,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING FACILITY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Tekesky, Robert S.

PDF Url : ADA304701

Report Date : 23 JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : This project was established to identify handle manufactures and their products with some type of handle strength rating. Current handles are not retractable, i.e. spring loaded, and would swing out from the container wall during drop testing. On small containers experiencing free fall drop testing, the handles would get damaged between the container and the ground. The damage was sporadic, therefore, AFPTEF wanted to look at the retractable handles that would hold the handle up against the container wall. The AFPTEF's goal was to test the commercial handles and certify them to a rated load and eliminate the need to repeat testing of handles on other containers.

Descriptors :   *DROP TESTS, *CONTAINERS, *HOLDERS, TEST AND EVALUATION, INDUSTRIES, DEFORMATION, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, STRENGTH(MECHANICS), RIVETS, WALLS, RATINGS, ATTACHMENT, SPRINGS, RETRACTABLE, FREE DROPPING.

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging
      Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE