The Importance of Electronic Cases

February 20th, 2015

When you have electronic equipment to ship from one destination to another, it is essential to take special precautions to protect your equipment. While many believe that a regular case is enough for shipping their electronic equipment, they fail to realize the risk they are placing their equipment in.

When you ship electronic equipment, whether it is for military, medical, or other uses, you must protect not just the exterior of the equipment, but the interior as well. The interior of your electronic equipment is made of highly sensitive wires and electrons that allow it to function properly. Without the inner workings, your electronic equipment could malfunction or not work at all. When you need electronic equipment for military or medical needs, there is never time for malfunctioning equipment, which is why your electronic equipment should be shipped in a custom electronic case in the first place.
Electronic-Cases
A custom electronic case is created to protect your specific equipment during transportation. Through integration designs and custom cushion inserts, your equipment will be protected from even the harshest conditions. An aluminum case with a tight seal will help protect the exterior of the electronic equipment as well as keep out water, dust, and dirt that could cause serious damage to your equipment. Custom cushion inserts will help protect your electronic equipment in a number of different ways. The cushions will first help to keep your equipment organized, which will help make set up upon arrival easy. The cushions will also help to regulate the internal temperature of the case to keep your equipment in proper working order. The cushions will also help absorb any shocks caused by sudden movement, protecting the interior of your electronic 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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PSI and MEGS

February 12th, 2015

The United Service Organization is a nonprofit that was created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941. The purpose of the organization is to provide our troops with entertainment as they serve our country. Local USOs throughout different countries where troops are stationed provide the men and women with entertainment and time to relax from their high stressed situations. However, troops within the Special Forces are left without these simple pleasures because of their remote locations. According to Brian Hargis, the USO was able to make him a hero to troops within the HALO team from 7th Special Forces Group. How? By providing the troops with MEGS.

MEGS
A Mobile Entertainment Gaming System, or MEG, is a self-contained platform for multimedia use. The equipment is placed within a rugged and durable case that troops are able to transport easily. Within each black case, troops will find an Xbox system along with a monitor, controllers, power strip, Xbox Kinect, games, and DVDs. The USO created this idea and brought their plans and ideas to PSI. After working with PSI, MEGS were being shipped to troops in May of 2012. The CEO of PSI, Jeff Bell, had this to say about the project, “PSI supports the warfighter and is pleased to play a small part in bringing some happiness to those who defend our country on a daily basis.”

PSI uses testing and methods for both the electrical design and the exterior case design that are typically used for military combat equipment to ensure the gaming equipment arrives to its destination safely. In 2014 alone, 92 MEGS were shipped to entertain 11,722 troops in areas like Iraq, Africa, and Afghanistan.

Units can request a MEGS by using this form.

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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Do I Need a Foam Interior?

February 6th, 2015

When it comes to creating a custom case for your military or medical case, customers are often provided with a number of options. These options can include the size of the case, the material used to make the case, and even what can be included inside the case. One of the more commonly found options for a custom case is foam interior. While a foam interior may seem like an unnecessary addition to your case, many fail to realize how essential a foam interior can be.

Foam-Interior

A foam interior can first and foremost protect your expensive and sensitive equipment. The foam interior can help to absorb any shock and harsh movements that can occur while the case is being transported, which helps prevent serious damage from occurring. Without a foam interior, the inner workings of your equipment could become compromised due to movement during transportation. A foam interior can also help keep your equipment organized. You can create an interior that provides a specific compartment for each piece of your equipment to ensure each piece has its place. This can also help decrease the time spent trying to reassemble your equipment once it has reached its destination. A foam interior can also help balance and maintain the temperature within your case. Should your custom case pass through extreme heat or chill, your equipment will be unaffected thanks to the surrounding foam. A foam interior can also help prevent any outside elements, like dirt or dust, from reaching your equipment as well.

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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Customizing your Military Case

January 23rd, 2015

In situations of life or death, the last thing you need is for your military equipment to malfunction. Sometimes a basic military case is not enough to protect equipment from environmental stains or the daily wear and tear of storage in the midst of a military operation. Customizing your military case is the best way to protect equipment from the unpredictable. A custom military case can save you and your team in a dire situation by ensuring that equipment is safe and ready to use when needed.
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There are many ways to customize your case to best suit your needs, based on environment, equipment, and usage. Although a custom case may seem secondary to the gun or other military equipment itself, it not only protects your investment, but it also protects your life.

Foam Inserts

Customizing your military case starts with molding the inside to fit your equipment. A good custom case needs a perfect foam lining to hold your equipment in place to prevent any shifting of the equipment while traveling. Impact based on transport is just one aspect of possible and unpredictable impact that could be inflicted on your equipment. In order to protect not only from transport, but also from military-related impact from living and working in an active combat zone, a custom military case with effective foam inserts and linings is necessary.

Foam linings can also be functional in addition to providing protection. Having a multitude of slots best suited to your specific equipment can help keep you and your equipment organized. In addition to fitting military weapons and other equipment in your custom case, you can also fit other tools and even medical equipment. Anything you will find valuable in a combat zone, you can fit in your custom case in one of the many slots you can design yourself.

Rackmounts
In addition to foam linings and inserts for your custom case, there are other things you can do to customize the interior of your custom military case. One of these things is to add rackmounts, especially for electronic equipment. Rackmounts secure your electronic equipment in order to use them no matter where you’re located. Rackmounts are made of shock absorbent aluminum to protect equipment from even the roughest of environments.

Protect Against the Elements
Your custom military case can also be customized to prevent damage due to harsh environments. In a military mission, weather is unpredictable and sometimes combat has to be carried out even in the harshest of conditions. Protecting your military equipment against the elements can be difficult but with climate control options, your custom case can get you and your equipment from point A to B safely.

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Custom Aluminum Cases Benefit Protection of Contents

January 15th, 2015

Custom Military Case
Military equipment is sensitive and expensive, and thus requires the best care that can be offered. In addition to damage from simply breaking during transit, the equipment needs to be covered by sturdy materials for protection from weather and other unpredictable events such as electronic disruption. Aluminum cases can fit the needs of military transport in many different ways ranging from protective strength to cost effectiveness. Even civilian aluminum cases serve better than other materials because of its general ability to provide the best care for its contents.

Strength is Everything

Aluminum is a powerful metal in terms of durability. While most people may think of aluminum as weak due to the ease with which aluminum foil tears, you should bear in mind that aluminum foil is specifically made to tear in order to be easily utilized in the home environment. When it comes to field protection, the aluminum Is developed in a way that encourages strength instead of removes it. Cases made from aluminum of protection grade are sturdier than plastic and do not corrode as easily or visibly as iron and steel cases. In addition, they weigh less, allowing for easier carrying and, when shipped in bulk, a lighter overall cargo load. These benefits allow aluminum to surpass other materials in terms of effectiveness and overall look. Furthermore, the cost performance of aluminum is higher than other cases due to its flexibility during fabrication. Aluminum cases come in many different sizes with the capacity to hold a large number of objects. The efficiency with which aluminum performs makes it ideal for all uses, but especially military and medical use where fragile and sensitive contents become highly vulnerable during transport into volatile scenarios where every piece of equipment matters.

The Custom Option

The biggest value for an aluminum case is the range of customization options available to the purchaser. As mentioned, aluminum is a flexible material during production. This allows for greater freedom when shaping the material and hence why most cars and airplanes are made of aluminum. Easy cutting, especially with the many advances in computer-aided crafting, makes aluminum ideal for shaping to the slightest detail. In addition, aluminum cases can be fitted with a wide array of interior details such as felt, foam, or plastic. Since aluminum doesn’t decay very easily, the material inside won’t suffer from corrosion on the outside and will remain protected in the most difficult environments. The combination or external protection and internal adaptability makes this kind of casing even stronger in extreme situations. Cases can even be painted and marked in order to identify which branch of any given organization it belongs to. Aluminum cases share strength, but can be visually diverse in order to quickly identify which case contains what materials in the field.

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Why is Case Design Important?

January 8th, 2015

Anyone who has ever needed to ship expensive military or medical equipment understands that the design of the case is imperative. If a shipping case is poorly design, the equipment inside could be left vulnerable to serious damage.

When you focus on case design for your military or medical equipment, you are leaving your options open when it comes to customization. This means that each case is designed for your specific situation. One case will not necessarily fit every piece of equipment you need to ship, which is why case design is essential when planning to ship expensive and sensitive equipment.

A case design should also incorporate sturdy and quality materials to protect the equipment found inside. Aluminum is the most used material when it comes to case design because it is able to stay strong during extreme circumstances while also being easy to transport. While the case design calls for durability, it should also be designed to be transported easily. If a case is too heavy or bulky, transporting can become difficult and ineffective.

A case design should also take into account the type of environment the case will be entering during transport. If you are expecting your case to enter dusty, rainy, frigid, or scorching conditions, your case should be able to withstand the weather without leaving your equipment vulnerable to damage. This means your case design should include water and air tight seals while also including materials inside to help maintain a safe temperature for your equipment.

Custom Case Design

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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Properly Packing a Military Case

January 2nd, 2015

Custom Military Case
When you are transporting important military equipment, a proper military case is a must. However, just having the proper case is not necessarily enough to ship your equipment safely. Taking the proper steps to ensure your equipment is packed correctly will help your equipment arrive to its destination safe and sound.

1. Before any packing is done, determine what equipment you are shipping. Take note of the size of your equipment, detachable parts, and any sensitive areas that may require more protection than the rest of your equipment.
2. Based on the size of your equipment, choose a military case that will fit the equipment properly. Choosing a military case that is too small or too large for the equipment you are shipping could cause serious damage to occur during transportation.
3. Consider the elements your equipment will face during transportation. Harsh temperatures along with wind, dust, and water can cause serious complications or damage to your vital equipment. Ensure your military case is equipped to handle these possible weather scenarios.
4. Equip your military case with custom made foam interiors to add an extra level of protection to your military equipment. Foam interiors can be made to fit comfortably within your military case and to also allow specific areas for each portion of your equipment.
5. Be aware of the materials being used in your military case. Some materials, such as cardboard, can cause unexpected static electricity, which could result in hazardous malfunctions and even explosions.
6. Once your military case has been packed, ensure the case is properly labeled. This will allow handlers to quickly and properly identify your equipment during and after transportation.

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 Aluminum Cases over Plastic

December 16th, 2014

Custom Aluminum Case
When it comes to choosing an appropriate case for your equipment, you want to choose a material that will properly protect your expensive cargo. While many might believe that using a plastic case is the best choice because of cost, they fail to realize that the more appropriate material to use for your case is aluminum. So when should you use an aluminum case over a plastic case?
1. An aluminum case will provide durable protection for your equipment during transportation. This means that your case can be stacked and moved without fear of severe damage to either the case or the equipment inside. When put under strenuous weight, plastic cases are more likely to crack or break in comparison to aluminum cases.
2. When you are transporting more than one case, you don’t want to carry heavy cases around. A plastic case will add excess weight when shipping while an aluminum case is lightweight and easier to handle. This will also cut down on overall transportation time.
3. If you are sending expensive and sensitive equipment into severe weather conditions, a plastic case will not be able to withstand the elements. Cold weather could cause a plastic case to crack while warm weather could cause plastic to melt, with either scenario resulting in damage to your equipment. With an aluminum case, your equipment will be safe from the harsh elements and the case will be left untouched by severe weather and temperature changes.

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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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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