Choosing the right case is crucial to protecting the expensive equipment you’re transporting. Depending on what you’re carrying, you’ll need to assess which features of your new case are more important than others for freight. You’ll need expert custom case engineers and designers to help you make an informed decision, so pay attention to this week’s blog as we discuss which custom case features are best for specific equipment.
What Possible Damage Must Your Case Withstand?
When moving expensive equipment over rough terrain, it’s best if you prepare for the worst. From shocks, spills, turbulence, vibration, and human error there are a plethora of different devastating ways your products could be damaged. You’ll need to think about your journey. Are you going to be riding in an airplane? Once you get to your destination via plane, how will you be traversing the ground? Once you’ve mapped out your trip, choose a case that can accommodate all risks for damage. For example, if you’ve got million dollar medical equipment with you and you’re taking a red-eye flight to your destination, you’ll need a case that’s shock and vibration proof. To keep your investments intact, accounting for possible turbulence and unsecured packaging banging into one-another, your custom case must withstand vibration and shock.
Choosing The Best Material
Some equipment requires protection from electromagnetic interference or radio frequencies. Aluminum cases are best to deflect these harmful mediums. If you’re going to be shipping items at high altitudes, or through deep-sea travel, pressure regulation is key! Airtight shells, pressure resistance, and impenetrable polymer plastic materials made by Pelican are best in these circumstances. Build your case based on your approaching journey, and add the necessary features to accommodate specific bumps in the road you know are inevitable.
Calculating Foam Load
Each side of your equipment comes into contact with custom case foam inserts with varying degrees of force. Force can be calculated to help you decide on the best foam for your expensive freight. Divide the total weight of the equipment (in pounds) by side surface area (in square inches). Choosing custom foam inserts carefully is extremely important to protecting your travel load.
Finding a Tough Custom Case with 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!