Custom Electronic Cases and your Company

January 29th, 2015

electronic integration caseAdvanced Packaging Inc.’s custom electronic cases combine API’s expertise in engineering protective cases, with AC or DC power input, and digital out/input. Our custom electronic cases can be constructed to fit your needs as fixed permanent installations, or mobile cases.

Fixed Installations

Advanced Packaging Inc.’s engineering and manufacturing teams can develop cases to house fixed permanent electronic systems. With the manufacturing systems at our disposal we can machine metal enclosures, ports for input and output interface, component parts, and precisely cut and strip wires to the necessary measurements for your cases needs. Using these techniques we can construct casings for information servers, communication systems, audio/visual systems, or even specialty computers. The case may be finished with powder coating, wet paint, plating graphic design and screen printing.  In addition all of our products are guaranteed inspected and tested.

Mobile Systems

With the increased prevalence of digital and electronic integration into our everyday lives, the necessity for mobile electronic devices has increased, even in fields that had previously not required electronic systems. Electronic devices such as laptops, tablets, net-books, and other specialty digital devices, represent a significant revenue investment, and are often fragile. Advanced Packaging Inc. can design custom mobile electronic cases for these devices ensuring that they’re investments well protected.  The custom mobile electronic case can be constructed so that the device protected inside is wired to the case, allowing the case to be plugged in wherever it is needed for use. With the power and digital input/output built into the custom mobile case the electronic device never need be removed from the case.  This considerably reduces the risk of damage to the device from weather, being dropped, or crushed. We offer our mobile electronic cases the same finishing options we offer our fixed cases, and have the same inspection and testing guarantee.

Custom Electronic Cases from Advanced Packaging Inc.

Advanced Packaging Inc. was established over 40 years ago with the mission of engineering and delivering the highest quality shipping and cushioning systems available.

Since then our worldwide customer base has grown to include those in the military, government, commercial and industrial business sectors, as well as many other industries. API’s local clients value our convenience to the Washington, DC tech corridor.

Not only do we make custom cases for every type of industry, API is also equipped with the latest in quality assurance and process control monitoring technology, including drop testing, protecting your electronic equipment from unforeseen accidents and events. Our team of craftsmen regularly build and then test a variety complex electronic assemblies.

If you have any questions, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 1-888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

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The Importance of a Sturdy Custom Medical Equipment Case

January 26th, 2015

medical transport caseDoctors, nurses, and other health professionals are our lifelines. They take care of us when we’re sick and patch us up when we’ve been hurt. In order for medical professionals to do that, though, all of their equipment needs to be delivered safely and in one piece. Medical equipment is transported for all kinds of different reasons. For one, they have to get safely from the manufacturer to the hospital or care facility. Other times, medical equipment has to be transported from one medical center to another or even within the medical center. Medical equipment is frequently either fragile or sensitive; something as simple as a drop could cause a very expensive machine to stop working, which could mean the difference between life and death for someone.

How Can Custom Medical Cases Help?

Custom medical cases provide multiple perks for the transportation of medical equipment.

  • Enhanced Mobility – The custom case options at API allow you to add wheels and handles for easier mobility. Rather than heaving around heavy cases that are easy to drop, you can roll the cases to their destination. Most cases are shockproof as well, which means that even if there are a few bumps along the way, your cargo will be safe.
  • Tough Exteriors – A tough outer shell will help secure everything inside the case.  If the case gets dropped or shuffled around too much, everything inside will be protected by the roto-molded, aluminum, or injection molded case. The corners are created to help with stacking and to avoid taking any damage.
  • Custom Foam Interiors – While the shell is extremely useful against outside forces, the foam interior helps to keep all of the equipment in a safe spot and from banging against the inside of the case or against the other equipment too much. Custom foam interiors can be cut to fit any instrument or machine necessary.

Custom Medical Cases from Advanced Packaging Inc.

Call Advanced Packaging, Inc. Advanced Packaging was established over 40 years ago with the mission of engineering and delivering the highest quality shipping and cushioning systems available.

Since then our worldwide customer base has grown to include those in the military, government, commercial and industrial business sectors, as well as many other industries. API’s local clients value our convenience to the Washington, DC tech corridor.

Not only do we make custom cases for every type of industry, API is also equipped with the latest in quality assurance and process control monitoring technology, including drop testing, protecting your electronic equipment from unforeseen accidents and events. Our team of craftsmen regularly build and then test a variety complex electronic assemblies.

If you have any questions, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 1-888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

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The Top Interiors for Military Cases

January 16th, 2015

It’s important for the American military to adhere to the highest possible standards when it comes to handling and storing their equipment. In combat situations, failing equipment isn’t just unacceptable, it’s potentially lethal. The hazards of military life dictate that equipment must be stored in containers with protective interiors. But what kind of interior is best? Advanced Packaging is here with a quick guide to the custom case interiors we offer for our military cases.

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Foam Linings and Inserts

Foam linings and inserts are popular and practical choices for military case interiors. Adding a foam insert or lining is easy, affordable, and greatly increases the cases ease of operation and protective qualities. A simple foam lining will ensure that the equipment within the case won’t be damaged by an impact with the case’s interior. At Advanced Packaging we can design foam inserts to fit any object or piece of equipment. This not only increases the cases protective power, but makes it easier to organize its contents, ensuring that military personnel won’t be fumbling around looking for small equipment pieces during crucial operations.

Rackmounts

In terms of protecting specialized computer and electronics equipment, it’s hard to do better than a rackmount case option. Rackmounts are customizable, in-case electronics housings that make it easy to safely store computer equipment for use in the harshest environments. At Advanced Packaging we offer strong, durable, aluminum racks which are equipped with shock-absorbers to prevent damage from impact, shock, and vibration.

Climate Control

It’s no secret that a huge portion of military operations take place in environments that are much less forgiving than, say, an office. While it’s doubtlessly difficult for soldiers and personnel, these climates can also cause irreparable damage to equipment. Especially sensitive instruments will need to be sufficiently protected from the elements to have any hope of survival. At Advanced Packaging we offer specialty climate-controlled cases which can sport internal A/C and heating units, vents, waterproof exteriors, and pressure-release controls, ensuring your sensitive military equipment stays in working order.

Need A Custom Case Interior Suitable for Military Use?

Call Advanced Packaging, Inc. Advanced Packaging was established over 40 years ago with the mission of engineering and delivering the highest quality shipping and cushioning systems available.

Since then our worldwide customer base has grown to include those in the military, government, commercial and industrial business sectors, as well as many other industries. API’s local clients value our convenience to the Washington, DC tech corridor.

Not only do we make custom cases for every type of industry, API is also equipped with the latest in quality assurance and process control monitoring technology, including drop testing, protecting your electronic equipment from unforeseen accidents and events. Our team of craftsmen regularly build and then test a variety complex electronic assemblies.

If you have any questions, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 1-888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

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Why Cargo Protection Matters

December 31st, 2014

 

packagingAs avid photographers know, it’s common to spend a large amount of time lugging around heavy yet fragile equipment.  This equipment costs quite a pretty penny so proper protection and packaging are essential.  Sure, there’s always the option of getting insurance for this high priced equipment, but caring for your items correctly from the beginning will benefit you in the long run (and save you a few bucks).  Whatever your product is, be it computers, electronic devices, or any other equipment, this precious cargo deserves the best packaging you can get. That is why aluminum cases should be at the top or your list since they help regulate temperature.

Advanced Packaging Inc. is a DC-based company created to provide its clients with the best cargo and packaging systems available.  With over 40 years of experience, we’ve certainly seen our fair share of overheated, busted equipment and unhappy customers looking for a better packaging solution.  API recommends that those looking to purchase a new aluminum case or other packaging for the first time carefully consider which manufacturer to choose.  The amount of companies out there can be quite overwhelming, but asking the right questions and focusing on the quality of their products can make picking the right place much easier.  Advanced Packaging Inc. has provided a few basic points to consider when out shopping for cargo companies.

  1.  Company Reputation – You can find reviews online for practically any company or product.  Check them out to see what past customers have to say about the company; companies with returning and satisfied customers will more than likely provide you with satisfactory cargo and packaging than those with negative reviews.
  2.  Staff Knowledge/Experience – A good packaging company will employ professionals who really know their stuff.  Talk with employees about the aluminum cases and packaging their company manufactures, and ask what equipment they work with.  The more the employees know, the better equipped they are to help you make the best purchase.
  3.  Custom Built Cases – Pre-made cargo and aluminum cases will fit some organization’s needs, but getting custom-made products is an excellent perk.  A company that puts in the time and care to create custom-made products is a company worth sticking with. You should always make sure your needs can be met as accurately as possible.
  4.  Quality Materials –   While the skills of the manufacturing company are important factors in a well-made container, everything starts with quality materials. Carefully examine the aluminum cases and packaging as well as the interiors.  Make sure your cases are made with the highest-grade materials available.

 

Ultimately, your best source for finding the right packaging is your own intuition.  Your equipment is important, valuable, and worth being properly taken care of.  Replacements for broken or damaged equipment can be costly and time consuming, not to mention being just an unnecessary hassle for you and your company.

If you have any questions, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 1-888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

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Lessons Learned from Bad Media Equipment Containers

December 18th, 2014

media equipmentThe most commonly given bits of wisdom when someone encounters a failure tend to sound something like “You learn more from your failures than from your successes.” While there’s definitely something to be said for learning from disaster, if you work in broadcast media you know that when it comes to your equipment, failure is rarely an acceptable option. When packaging or storing your equipment, getting it right the first and every time is vital. That’s why Advanced Packaging is here with a few lessons we’ve learned from watching other people’s mistakes with their broadcast media equipment.

Intro to Media Equipment Storage: Keeping Your Cool

It’s well-known that computers, electronic devices, and broadcasting equipment tends to generate a lot of heat when in use and equipment can easily malfunction or permanently break if it gets too hot. Even when not in use, if hot equipment is stored in a case that’s not properly ventilated or cooled, it can easily overheat and break. We’ve seen it happen and the look on a cameraman’s face when he pulls a melted lens out of a bag isn’t pretty. It’s best to store broadcast media equipment in protective cases that are specifically designed to reduce the temperature of their devices. Aluminum cases are excellent for this.

Media Equipment 201: Interior Matters

During transit, whether it’s on a plane or in the back of a truck, media equipment can take a substantial beating. Even if the exterior of a container is tough, if the interior isn’t sufficiently protected your media equipment could be damaged. Advanced Packaging’s media cases are made with custom designed foam interiors which offer complete protection from rattling, impacts, moisture, humidity and other forms of damage.

Advanced Packaging Leads the Class in Media Equipment Protection

Advanced Packaging, Inc. was established over 40 years ago with the mission of engineering and delivering the highest quality shipping and cushioning systems available. Since then our worldwide customer base has grown to include those in the military, government, commercial and industrial business sectors, as well as many other industries. API’s local clients value our convenience to the Washington, DC tech corridor.

Not only do we make custom cases for every type of industry, API is also equipped with the latest in quality assurance and process control monitoring technology, including drop testing, protecting your electronic equipment from unforeseen accidents and events. Our team of craftsmen regularly build and then test a variety complex electronic assemblies.

If you have any questions, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 1-888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

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What to Look for in A Case and Packaging Company

December 8th, 2014

CaseIf you’re interested in investing money in a new aluminum, rackmount, plastic, or steel case for your Maryland business, you’re first step is finding the right case manufacturer. While there are many packaging manufacturers to choose from, and the decision can seem difficult, by asking yourself, and potential packaging companies, the right questions the process can be very easy. Advanced Packaging is here with factors to keep in mind when choosing a case manufacturer.

Company Reputation

When choosing a case manufacturer it’s important to look at their standing in the business community and among their clients. Look for companies that have a long and proven record of success and customer satisfaction. Companies that do a lot of repeat business are generally companies that treat their customers well and provide quality cases.

Staff Knowledge and Experience

A company is only as strong as its employees are.  Superior case manufacturing companies will employ skilled workers with plenty of industry experience. By choosing a company that hires exclusively talented and proven engineers, designers, and technicians, you’re virtually guaranteed an end-product that will meet your needs and their specifications exactly.

Custom Built Cases

While pre-made cases and packaging solutions will work in a tight spot, they’re nothing like custom made ones. Truly great case manufacturers offer complete customization in the case design process, helping you to craft a case that’s perfect for your needs resulting in a final product that will safeguard and transport its product far better than any pre-built solution.

Top Quality Materials

While the skill of the designers and technicians behind the manufacturing of your case is crucially important, nothing is more vital to an effective packaging solution than top quality materials. Choose a case manufacturer that offers you the best in aluminum, hardened thermoplastic, and other materials.

Extra Options

Top-notch case packaging and case manufacturers will give you possibility of employing additional options for your custom cases that extend beyond size, dimension, and material. The best case manufacturers will offer environmental controls, extra protection on the case’s exterior shell, interior linings, shock-absorbers, electronics integration and more.

Advanced Packaging Features All of The Above, And Then Some

Advanced Packaging, Inc. was established over 40 years ago with the mission of engineering and delivering the highest quality shipping and cushioning systems available. Since then our worldwide customer base has grown to include those in the military, government, commercial and industrial business sectors, as well as many other industries. API’s local clients value our convenience to the Washington, DC tech corridor.

Not only do we make custom cases for every type of industry, API is also equipped with the latest in quality assurance and process control monitoring technology, including drop testing, protecting your electronic equipment from unforeseen accidents and events. Our team of craftsmen regularly build and then test a variety complex electronic assemblies.

If you have any questions, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 1-888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

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Transport Broadcast Equipment in A Weatherproof Case: Why?

December 2nd, 2014

BroadcastIn the high stakes world of broadcast journalism, speed is everything. Getting to wherever the story is happening and being able to easily transport your equipment, with the confidence that it will work immediately once unpacked, is crucial to staying competitive in an increasingly instantaneous news cycle. You need to be sure that your broadcast equipment can be stowed safely and easily. Advanced Packaging is here with some of the many benefits to choosing a weatherproof aluminum case for storing and transporting broadcast equipment.

The Best Materials

If you’re looking for transport cases for your broadcast equipment then you’re going to want one that’s made of the highest quality materials. You’ve sunk a lot of money into your cameras and microphones, there’s no call to risk it all by using a substandard case. At Advanced Packaging we build our sturdy transport cases from thick, tempered aluminum, which can withstand even the harshest weather conditions.

Ventilated Casing

As a media professional you know the importance of keeping cameras and sound equipment well ventilated. If you just shove a warm camera or microphone into an unventilated, waterproof container, it’s very easy from them to overheat and become damaged. Our rack mounted aluminum cases can be custom built to include side ventilation to ensure your broadcast equipment is well protected internally and externally.

Built-In Power

If you’re a reporter or technician in the field, you know that the time spent unpacking, setting up equipment, and routing power to it can often cost you a story. With cases from Advanced Packaging, you won’t even have to remove your equipment from its case. Our aluminum cases have A/C inlet and outlet ports, which can be instantly connected to external power outlets, saving you time and getting that story.

Want Weatherproof Aluminum Case For Your Broadcast Equipment?

If you’re transporting any kind of broadcast equipment and want complete protection from the elements, humidity, and impact, there’s only one way to go: Custom aluminum cases. At Advanced Packaging we manufacture custom aluminum cases designed to protect broadcast equipment from even the toughest physical and elemental conditions over and over. Light, strong, and cost effective, our aluminum shipping containers can be quickly manufactured to any specification, ensuring your broadcast equipment is protected during travel time and time again.

If you have any questions, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 1-888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

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4 Things You Might Not Know About Aluminum Cases

November 24th, 2014

aluminum shipping casesIf you’re business needs to move sensitive cargo or equipment then choosing a custom case is a no-brainer. However, while cases can come in all shapes and sizes not every material is created equally, and one assuredly outshines the rest in the field of custom cases and packaging: Aluminum. Advanced Packaging is here with 4 things you might not know about cases made from this humble but astonishing material.

Incredible Strength to Weight Ratio

When you’re shipping items across long distances, weight matters, every extra pound costs you money. But safety is also paramount; you want everything you’re sending to come out pristine on the other side. So how do you balance the two? Aluminum cases possess incredible durability for their relatively low weight class, maximizing protection and minimizing shipping costs.

Extreme Temperature Resistance

Most plastics, wood, and metals are prone to cracking, warping, or suffering largely non-repairable damage when subject to extreme temperatures or sudden temperature changes. Aluminum is utterly unique as a packaging material because of its extreme temperature resistance, maintaining its shape under almost any conditions, hot or cold.

Long Lasting

The vast majority of cases used for transit are cheap and last for a single journey at most. Aluminum cases can be used over and over again thanks to their incredible durability, retaining their shape and structural integrity over hundreds of journeys, saving your cargo and your wallet.

Watertight

It’s fairly well-known that plywood and plastic do not stand up to moisture or water particularly well. Plywood can quickly rot and plastic cracks when repeatedly exposed to moisture or immersed in water. Aluminum cases have none of these weaknesses and can be completely sealed making them perfect for offering watertight protection for your cargo.

Aluminum Containers Provide Shipping Protection

If you’re shipping any kind of equipment or cargo that requires real protection from the elements, humidity, and impact, there’s only one way to go: Aluminum containers. At Advanced Packaging we manufacture custom aluminum containers designed to stand up to the toughest physical and elemental conditions over and over, making them ideal for shipping cargo by airplane. Light, strong, and cost effective, our aluminum shipping containers can be quickly manufacture to any specification ensuring your cargo is protected during airplane travel time and time again.

If you have any questions, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 1-888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

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Airline Shipping Container Don’ts

November 18th, 2014

shippingWhen shipping your products across the country or even the globe via airplane there’s one thing that should be foremost among your concerns: Will my cargo survive the trip? Obviously, the most important element to guaranteeing cargo safety is the shipping container itself. It’s easy to fall for the allure of cheaper shipping containers made of wood or plastic but while they may seem to be less expensive initially, the cost of damaged materials and replacement containers swiftly adds up. Advanced packaging is here with some of the reasons why you may want to reconsider using other materials in favor of aluminum shipping containers for your next shipment by airplane.

Plastic

We’ve all seen bags and containers ruthlessly hurled about by airline personnel, crammed under the weight of thousands of pounds of other goods to be jostled about an airplane’s freight compartment. Do you think low-grade plastic will repeatedly stand up to that kind of abuse? Plastic also suffers during extreme weather conditions, becoming brittle and easily cracking in the cold, and weakening dramatically when subjected to repeated changes in temperature.

Plywood

While plywood can be strong, it’s also incredibly susceptible to water and moisture damage. Plywood can gradually warp and rot over time once it’s been exposed to a sufficient level of humidity. Once plywood has begun to rot there’s little hope of salvaging the container and new shipping containers must be purchased.

Wood Laminate/ Composite Materials

Suffering from many of the same weaknesses as plywood, wood laminate often breaks down once exposed to extreme weather conditions, bowing and bending. While these materials certainly have their usefulness, as airplane cargo containers they simply don’t cut the mustard.

Aluminum Containers Provide Cargo Protection

If you’re shipping any kind of equipment or cargo by airplane that requires real protection from the elements, humidity, and impact, there’s only one way to go: Aluminum containers. At Advanced Packaging we manufacture custom aluminum containers designed to stand up to the toughest physical and elemental conditions over and over, making them ideal for shipping cargo by airplane. Light, strong, and cost effective, our aluminum shipping containers can be quickly manufacture to any specification ensuring your cargo is protected during airplane travel time and time again.

If you have any questions, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 1-888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

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Why Having a Quality Military Weapons Case is Important

November 10th, 2014

Military weaponsThe United States Military’s active presence is often required at all corners of the globe for international stability, peacekeeping, and infrastructural support. And where this military presence is required, so too is the presence of military weapons. The very nature of military-grade weapons, as well as extensive legislation, mandates that these tools are kept in secure, weather, and impact-resistant cases to ensure the safety of our troops. The very success or failure of a military operation can depend entirely on the functionality of the weapons being used. Advanced Packaging is here with some of the many reasons why choosing quality weapons cases is vital to maintaining a well-equipped military.

Weapons Don’t Come Cheap

Military weapons aren’t exactly inexpensive. While a standard sub-machine gun typically costs a little under a thousand dollars, most military weapons will run over $15,000, and that’s not including the cost of ammunition, tripods, or other attachments. Electronic Weapon systems are even more expensive and fragile. With military weapons costing this much, it’s important to protect them during transport with superior weapons cases to avoid wasting funds. And that’s no accounting for the unquantifiable toll that a fallen soldier or civilian can take on their family, friends, and countrymen. With so much more than money hinging on a weapon’s performance, it’s vital to keep them protected with weatherized and impact resistant cases during transport and storage.

Security

In addition to protection from the elements military weapons must be secured against tampering or unauthorized use. Unprotected military hardware is easy prey for motivated vandals and enemy combatants, who will often seize the opportunity to engineer a potentially lethal weapon malfunction. Even worse is the possibility of these highly advanced weapons falling into the wrong hands. That’s why it’s of paramount importance to keep your weapons stored securely, rendering them tamper-proof and unusable in the wrong hands.

Need Military Weapons Cases?

API offers the largest selection of field proven military weapons available from any authorized dealer, bar none. In addition, API can quickly customize interior foam inserts of existing weapons cases for easy, mission specific solutions. At API there are no limits, choose from durable roto-molded or injection molded tactical firearms cases too complex metal fabricated, total weapons systems transport and storage solutions.

If you have any questions, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 1-888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

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