The equipment used in the Packaging Dynamics Lab is listed below, with a brief description of usage:
• Shock tester: Used to determine product fragility.
• Pneumatic Drop Tester: Used to simulate handling in a distribution environment.
Specific services include comparative print performance analysis, color printing and raw material audits, defect analysis, and competitive benchmarking. In addition, PMAL supports industry sponsored programs including the IDEAlliance Proofing Certification Program, and the ColorLok, and ColorPro media evaluation programs.
Some of the capabilities of the PRISM labs are:
• Toner Optics: Investigation of the interaction between the fusing process and material properties of toners as well as meaningful measurement of gloss and gloss variation.
The capabilities of the SMFL include:
The Toyota Production Systems Laboratory allows for the study of the following elements of production:
• Production Line: