Common Custom Case Mistakes

December 8th, 2014

Custom Case Mistakes

When you have expensive and sensitive equipment to travel for military or medical purposes, you are in need of custom cases. However, with so many custom cases to choose from, people tend to make mistakes when purchasing their custom cases. Here are some of the common custom case mistakes made by those who are making purchases.

Custom Case Mistake #1

One of the main mistakes made when purchasing custom cases is the lack of customization for an attempt of a lower price. Many believe that in order to have a case customized for their specific job needs, the price for the case would increase to a point of breaking a budget. However, this is not always the case. When you choose a custom case company such as Packaging Strategies Incorporated, you are able to have your case customized at a price that fits within your budget. This also means that you won’t sacrifice the overall quality of your case for a lower price.

Custom Case Mistake #2

When looking for a custom case, many pick a case with the best case scenario in mind. This means they believe their case will be transported in ideal conditions with minimal to no change in travel conditions. However, when you choose a custom case, you must consider every possible scenario that could take place during transportation. This includes:
1. Stacking
2. Altitude Changes
3. Collisions with Vehicles
4. Collisions with Cases
5. Weather Changes
6. Poor Handling
7. Chemical Exposure
8. Water Exposure

Custom Case Mistake #3

One of the final mistakes made when purchasing custom cases for your equipment is choosing cheap or ineffective materials. While plastic or wood may seem like safe materials to use for a custom case, they are actually one of the worst. When you choose a custom case, choose those created with aluminum and foam. Aluminum is known to be both water and debris resistant while also helping to maintain a safe internal temperature. Foam is used to make customizable inserts for your case to add an extra layer of protection for your equipment.

At Packaging Strategies Incorporated, we create custom aluminum cases to protect the important equipment held inside. We know how essential a custom aluminum case is when transporting equipment for military and medical purposes. We pride ourselves on creating cases that meet every need of our customer while also exceeding their expectations, at a price that is affordable and reasonable. We are also proud of our service to every arm of the Department of Defense and United States military.

To get started with a custom military case from PSI, call us today at 410-547-7877. You can also visit our contact page online.

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Customizable Military Cases

November 26th, 2014

When it comes to choosing a new custom military case for transporting important military equipment, there are three things that are looked for. These three characteristics can mean the difference between damaged and undamaged equipment arriving on the frontline.

1. Rack mounts- When you are shipping important computer and electronic equipment, rack mounts are ideal for military shipping. Rack mounts allow computers and electronics to be stored neatly and efficiently during shipping, keeping them safe from the outside elements. This characteristic also includes shock absorbers so the sensitive areas of your computer are never affected by the constant movement during shipping.
2. Climate Controls- When important equipment is being shipped to the front line, there is no telling what climates the packaging may experience. Sensitive military equipment can become easily damaged by severe changes in temperature along. Equipment can also become damaged if exposed to high heats and frigid colds. Climate controls will help maintain a balanced temperature within the custom military case at all times to prevent any serious damage from taking place.
3. Foam Inserts- Customizable foam inserts not only protect your equipment, but keep your equipment organized as well. The foam helps to absorb the movement during transport while the inserts themselves provide a specific area for each piece of your equipment. This means that your equipment will be protected during shipment and can be easily assembled once it has arrived.

Custom Military Case

At Packaging Strategies Incorporated, we create custom aluminum cases to protect the important equipment held inside. We know how essential a custom aluminum case is when transporting equipment for military and medical purposes. We pride ourselves on creating cases that meet every need of our customer while also exceeding their expectations, at a price that is affordable and reasonable. We are also proud of our service to every arm of the Department of Defense and United States military.

To get started with a custom military case from PSI, call us today at 410-547-7877. You can also visit our contact page online.

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Choosing your Custom Military Case

November 21st, 2014

Custom Military Case
Choosing your custom military case can be difficult, and almost stressful. You want to be sure to choose a case that is affordable, efficient, and strong. If your military equipment becomes damaged during travel, your life could be at risk. You need your military equipment to stay safe and secure during travel to ensure proper function and the safety of everyone around you, including yourself. Here are some things to consider when choosing your custom military case:

1. Overall Protection- You must consider the level of protection your custom military case is offering you. You need a custom military case that will not only protect your equipment from the outside, but the inside as well. Look for a custom military case that uses aluminum as its outer shell and that also includes a custom foam interior. The foam interior will help keep your equipment safe from movement and temperature.
2. Equipment- Determine the type of equipment you are transporting in your custom military case. Some types of equipment require more protection than others. Some equipment can be simply placed inside a case while others require a foam interior and other customizations.
3. Arrival- When choosing a custom military case, keep in mind where your equipment is heading. Locations that have extreme hot or cold temperatures require cases that offer temperature control options. Locations that see plenty of rain or high levels of humidity require cases that are watertight, which will prevent moisture from entering the case and causing damage. Dry locations require cases that are airtight, to prevent debris from entering the case and damaging the equipment.

At Packaging Strategies Incorporated, we create custom aluminum cases to protect the important equipment held inside. We know how essential a custom aluminum case is when transporting equipment for military and medical purposes. We pride ourselves on creating cases that meet every need of our customer while also exceeding their expectations, at a price that is affordable and reasonable. We are also proud of our service to every arm of the Department of Defense and United States military.

To get started with a custom military case from PSI, call us today at 410-547-7877. You can also visit our contact page online.

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Custom Case Materials: What to Use

November 14th, 2014

PSI Custom Case Materials
When it comes to producing a strong and reliable custom case for your equipment, there are certain characteristics to look for. Your custom case should be sturdy, airtight, watertight, and created with quality materials. While some materials are ideal for creating a custom case, other materials should be avoided when making a new case. Here is a closer look into custom case materials.

Custom case materials to avoid when creating a new case include:

1. Plywood- While plywood may seem like a sturdy and environmental friendly option; this material will fail to provide the strength and durability needed for your custom case. Plywood will become weak and vulnerable to mold and rot should it travel to a humid area. Damage to the case could also allow moisture into the case, causing serious damage to your equipment.
2. Plastic- Plastic is a very commonly used material in many popular industries; however it should not be on your list for custom case materials. Plastic becomes vulnerable when exposed to extreme materials, meaning it won’t be able to hold up in extreme conditions. Heat will cause the case to melt while cold will cause the case to crack.
3. Wood Laminates- Similar to plywood, these materials are unable to handle extreme travel conditions. Wood laminates cannot stand up to the changes in humidity, temperature, and overall travel conditions, leaving your expensive and essential equipment vulnerable to irreplaceable damage.

Custom case materials to reach for when creating a new case include:

1. Aluminum- When it comes to quality custom case materials, aluminum is the best way to go. Aluminum is sturdy enough to withstand travel conditions without the fear of a crack or chip in the case. Aluminum can also withstand changes in temperature and humidity while never leaving your equipment vulnerable.
2. Foam Interiors- If you want to increase the protection surrounding your equipment, choose custom foam interiors to fit into your aluminum case. Foam interiors will keep your equipment safe from shock vibrations while also helping to monitor temperature.

At Packaging Strategies Incorporated, we create custom aluminum cases to protect the important equipment held inside. We know how essential a custom aluminum case is when transporting equipment for military and medical purposes. We pride ourselves on creating cases that meet every need of our customer while also exceeding their expectations, at a price that is affordable and reasonable. We are also proud of our service to every arm of the Department of Defense and United States military.

To get started with a custom military case from PSI, call us today at 410-547-7877. You can also visit our contact page online.

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Veterans Day and PSI

November 6th, 2014

Veterans Day

This Tuesday our nation will be celebrating Veterans Day. Every year on November 11th, businesses and civilians alike take the time to say thanks to the many men and women that make up our United States Armed Forces. Whether they have just returned from serving in Iraq, or they still remember the days of World War II, our veterans deserve recognition and appreciation for what they have accomplished for our country.

Veterans Day originated in 1918 and was first known as Armistice Day. This is because in the eleventh month, on the eleventh day, at the eleventh hour during World War 1, Germany declared a “cessation of hostilities”. Several months later, the Treaty of Versailles was signed to end the war. Although this was signed on June 28th, the nation considered November 11th to be the true end of World War I. In 1921, an American soldier that was unidentified was buried at the Arlington National Cemetery, leading the nation to continue the tradition of celebrating Armistice Day. In 1938, an act was passed to declare November 11th as a federal holiday. As time passed and the United States engaged in World War II and the Korean War, the idea of Armistice Day began to change to include not just the First World War, but the battles that had been fought following. Because of this, President Eisenhower signed a piece of legislation in 1954 to have Armistice Day changed to Veterans Day.

Packaging Strategies Incorporated is proud to work closely with our United States government and our armed forces. We know how important it is for military equipment to be shipped effectively and safely to prevent damage from occurring. Our men and women serving our country do not have time to deal with faulty equipment due to damage that was caused by the transportation process. This is why PSI has developed several packaging solutions to ensure equipment is shipped safely for our military. We have also developed several partnerships with acclaimed manufacturers to ensure our products are made at the highest quality at a reasonable price.

PSI thanks our veterans for the service they have given and wish them the best not only on November 11th, but every day of the year.

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Why you Need a Tough Military Case

October 31st, 2014

When it comes to providing cases for the military, not any old case will do. Some may believe that any custom case can be used for a number of jobs, but that is not necessarily true. Certain equipment, such as military equipment, requires a stronger type of case that can handle the job of a military operation. A custom military case should be an aluminum case fitted with custom foam or cushion interiors. This will keep the equipment safe from the inside out.
Custom Military Case

Some may still not believe that a tougher military case is necessary, but there are several reasons why a tough military case is imperative for the job.

1. There is never time for equipment malfunction. If your military case is unsuccessful at protecting your equipment, damage could be done during transportation. Time is precious when you are on the front line, which means any time wasted trying to fix equipment damage could be detrimental. Equipment malfunctions that are caused by damage without the knowledge of the individual using the equipment can be extremely dangerous as well.

2. You are sending your equipment into a dangerous area. The military case you choose to transport your equipment in must be able to handle the harsh conditions it is being sent to. Damage can occur from debris, water, and enemy fire along with a number of other potential threats in the battlefield and front line.

3. If your case should become damage beyond repair, there is a great chance that a replacement case will be unavailable. The dangerous conditions of the battlefield paired with the desolate locations they take place in make receiving materials difficult.

At Packaging Strategies Incorporated, we create custom aluminum cases to protect the important equipment held inside. We know how essential a custom aluminum case is when transporting equipment for military and medical purposes. We pride ourselves on creating cases that meet every need of our customer while also exceeding their expectations, at a price that is affordable and reasonable. We are also proud of our service to every arm of the Department of Defense and United States military.

To get started with a custom military case from PSI, call us today at 410-547-7877. You can also visit our contact page online.

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Should I Use a Custom Aluminum Case?

October 24th, 2014

Custom Aluminum CaseWhen it comes to choosing a custom case to transport your sensitive equipment in, there are several casing materials to choose from. While many believe that a simple plastic case can get the job done, that isn’t always the best option. There are certain situations when a custom aluminum case is the best option for the job at hand.

If you plan on sending sensitive or expensive equipment into harsher conditions than normal, a custom aluminum case will be your best option. Aluminum cases have the ability to be made airtight, preventing any dirt or debris from entering the case and causing damage to your equipment. This means the cases can also be made watertight as well. Water can cause a lot of irreparable damage to your equipment, which makes a watertight case essential. A custom aluminum case can also handle high temperatures without allowing the temperature to rise within the case.

If you wish to use your case for a long period of time for multiple jobs, consider using a custom aluminum case. An aluminum case can withstand stress and general wear and tear that comes from being used often. A plastic case will tend to crack or become damaged more quickly than an aluminum case. Cracks, even the smallest one, can cause a plastic case to leave your equipment vulnerable to further damage. A custom aluminum case is also very easily transported. While being able to handle large levels of stress and weight, the case is still able to be moved easily. This means the case doesn’t require specific conditions in order to be transported.

At Packaging Strategies Incorporated, we create custom aluminum cases to protect the important equipment held inside. We know how essential a custom aluminum case are when transporting equipment for military and medical purposes. We pride ourselves on creating cases that meet every need of our customer while also exceeding their expectations, at a price that is affordable and reasonable. We are also proud of our service to every arm of the Department of Defense and United States military.

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Is a Custom Gun Case Important?

October 24th, 2014

Custom Gun CaseWhen it comes to hunting and military artillery, the equipment being used is both sensitive and expensive. As you sit on the front line, you are relying on your gun equipment to work properly in order to keep you safe. One of the main causes for damage to your gun equipment is the transportation process. By using a custom gun case, you are ensuring your gun equipment will remain safe during transportation. While some may feel that a custom case is an unnecessary expense for their gun equipment, they fail to realize the benefits that can come with having a custom gun case.

A custom gun case is created with your specific equipment in mind. This means that your equipment will fit within the case with ease, but will not have enough space to constantly move around during transportation. Packaging Strategies Incorporated uses only the highest quality materials from well-known manufacturers to ensure your custom gun case can handle any element. A custom gun case can also be fitted with custom foam interiors, which adds another layer of protection to your gun equipment. This will help unpacking your equipment easier since each piece will have their specific compartment within the case. Custom foam interiors will also help with temperature management within the case, along with preventing additional movement within the case. The inner workings of your equipment are sensitive and need additional protection, which some cases lack. A custom case with custom foam interiors will help balance the interior temperature of the case; decrease shock waves felt during movement, and eliminate the threat of water damage to your gun equipment.

At Packaging Strategies Incorporated, we create custom gun cases to protect the important equipment held inside. We know how essential custom gun cases are when transporting equipment for military purposes. We pride ourselves on creating cases that meet every need of our customer while also exceeding their expectations, at a price that is affordable and reasonable. We are also proud of our service to every arm of the Department of Defense and United States military.

To get started with a custom gun case from PSI, call us today at 410-547-7877. You can also visit our contact page online.

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Why Does Baltimore need Custom Medical Cases?

October 3rd, 2014

Baltimore Custom Medical Cases
Baltimore is home to several hospitals throughout the county. These hospitals rely on delicate and sophisticated medical equipment to treat patients and keep them healthy. When the hospitals need new equipment or need replacement parts, they need custom medical cases to transport the equipment. While some may think that a special case isn’t necessary for the equipment, they fail to see what benefits custom medical cases hold.

Custom medical cases hold several benefits for those transporting medical equipment. These benefits include:
• Secure- Custom medical cases from Packaging Strategies Incorporated are built to last and protect your delicate equipment. We use quality materials to build cases that are durable, airtight, and watertight. We know how expensive and important your medical equipment is, which is why we are dedicated to creating custom medical cases that protect your investment.
• Organized- Custom medical cases allow you to pack and transport your equipment in a way that is not only safe, but organized. Instead of having your equipment simply tossed in a generic case, custom medical cases are created to organize your equipment while keeping it safe.
• Customize- We don’t call them custom medical cases for nothing! These cases can be customized to meet your every need when shipping your medical equipment. Whether you need a more durable material used, or you need a foam interior inside your custom case, custom medical cases allows your equipment to be shipped safely and efficiently.
• Affordable- Custom medical cases from PSI are quality cases at an affordable cost. Our partnerships with well-known names in the casing industry allow us to create cases with the best materials, without breaking your budget. Consider the cost you would face if your equipment became damaged during the transportation process. Custom medical cases not only protect your equipment, but your wallet as well.

At Packing Strategies Incorporated, we specialize in making and installing custom medical cases for your medical equipment. PSI understands that your equipment needs to be protected at all times during transportation, which is why we are continuously working to find new innovative ways to create custom cases and foam interiors. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, PSI is the only name you need to know when it comes to custom medical cases.
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Benefits of Roto Molded Cases

September 11th, 2014

When looking for packaging solutions, especially when shipping delicate gear and instruments, it’s important to be aware of all your available option. One potential packing solution is the use of sturdy rotomold custom cases. Packing Stratagies Incorporated offers a number of rotomold cases suitable for transporting a wide variety of military goods and specialized technical equipment. Rotomold (which stands for rotationally molded) cases are made in machines which melt plastic and then rotates it until it takes the shape of a preinstalled metallic mold.

Roto-Molded Cases

While rotomold cases cannot be produced as quickly as those made via injection molding, Rotomold cases are much easier to make in larger sizes, and will naturally have thicker corners and edges, with thinner walls making it an ideal packaging solution for projects that require lightweight but durable cases. It’s also worth noting that, using rotational molding, manufacturers can customize wall thickness to achieve the optimal balance between weight and durability for your shipping needs, an option not available through other molding processes.

Rotational Molding is also a much more ecologically friendly process than injection or blow molding. It results in less waste and any excess can be melted down and reused in subsequent batches. Roto molded cases also allow the manufacturer greater.

Superior Roto Mold Manufacturing

If you’re looking for the Baltimore area’s premiere manufacturer of roto mold cases, and other kinds of custom casing, then look to Packing Stratagies Incorporated. PSI strives to create a durable product for our consumers that will not only meet their casing needs, but exceed their expectations. PSI has been serving the Baltimore area for over 50 years and continues to lead the area in the custom cases and shipping cases industry.

If you’re interested in learning more about our rotationally molded cases, please contact Packaging Strategies Inc. by calling 410-547-7877, email info@psicases.com, or click here today!

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