NF EN 13054 standard and packaging optimization
The NF EN 13054 standard is essential in the logistics and packaging security sector, providing detailed methods for evaluating the center of gravity of flat-sided rigid packaging. This standard ensures safe handling and transportation while optimizing storage space utilization.
Definition of center of gravity in packaging
The term "sample" in this standard refers to packaging, whether empty or full. The center of gravity is the point of balance where the sum of acting forces is zero, indicating the stability of the packaging from all angles.
Methods for determining the center of gravity
Physical measurement method
This method uses a measuring device to evaluate the center of gravity. The packaging is tested on an inclinable platform, with measurements taken at various angles. Ideal for small packaging, this technique provides a direct physical assessment of the center of gravity.
This mathematical approach involves taking physical measurements of the packaging and using them in a formula to locate the center of gravity. More accurate for large packaging, it provides a reliable estimate based on detailed calculations.
Importance of a well-defined center of gravity
A poorly defined center of gravity can make the packaging unstable during transportation, increasing the risk of product damage, or, in extreme cases, causing accidents.
The NF EN 13054 standard is a key standard in logistics and packaging security. It provides detailed methods for evaluating the center of gravity of flat-sided rigid packaging, ensuring safe handling, transportation, and optimal use of storage space.