Which Material Should You Use for a Medical Device Custom Case?

December 9th, 2016
Medical Device Doctors

When you need a sensitive medical device transported safely, a custom case can get the job done.

If you are transporting sensitive medical equipment or a medical device, it’s incredibly important that the packaging can get it to and from the destination safely. Custom cases are a great way to keep your medical devices safe and shock protected, but how can you make the choice between metal and plastic? Here are some of the pros and cons of each custom case material. Read the rest of this entry »

ATA Specifications and Your Custom Case

December 21st, 2015
Plane ATA

ATA specifications ensure that shipping containers are standardized.

In 2012 it was reported that American Airlines was getting rid of their paper flight manuals and switching to iPads. It may have seemed like the company was getting ahead of the technology curve and adapting early to the possibilities of tablets. It’s more likely, however, that the reason for the switch had everything to do with weight. iPads weigh much less than paper manuals and weight is a critically important issue that airlines pay attention to. More fuel  for an aircraft is needed when more weight is added.  Read the rest of this entry »

Choose The Right Color For Your Custom Case

December 15th, 2015
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Picking the right color for your custom cases can help you protect your precious cargo from the effects of heat.

There are numerous factors that go into creating the perfect custom case for your equipment and needs. Knowing where your equipment is going and what kind of environmental challenges it will face is key. How will it be traveling? Will it suffer direct exposure to sunlight and moisture? Will it be victim to high or low temperatures which can be potentially damaging? While there are a number of technological advancements which can be used to reduce the inner temperature of custom cases, color cannot be forgotten. In fact, depending on the conditions your case will meet, choosing the color wisely can eliminate the need for extra cooling technology completely.   Read the rest of this entry »

How We Make Your Custom Case Durable

December 8th, 2015
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Ever wonder how we make our cases so durable, yet so lightweight?

Transit cases are designed to take abuse. After all, they bang against each other in the backs of trucks, are dropped, and take shocking hits from every side. People expect them to be able to take everything thrown at them and protect their delicate cargo. In addition, they need to be as light as possible for easy transport. How do custom case manufacturers balance all of these requirements? There are three ways we can make a custom case durable enough to protect your cargo while still keeping it lightweight. Read the rest of this entry »

Strategies for Choosing the Right Custom Case

December 1st, 2015
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When designing a custom case it is helpful to think of your unique needs and what the case is to be used for.

When you choose a custom case for your needs, you’re going to have to make a lot of decisions on the details of its manufacture. It is critical that you take stock of all of the demands that your case is going to have to undergo. Custom cases are able to be designed to exacting specifications, so no matter what situations it needs to survive, we can design one to incorporate them to ensure your cargo makes it to its destination safely. Here are some strategies you should employ and things to think about when choosing the right custom case. Read the rest of this entry »

What is a Purge Valve?

November 24th, 2015
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Get your cargo to its destination safely – a purge valve keeps dust and water out while regulating air pressure within.

Here at Packaging Strategies Incorporated, we use the latest technologies to create custom cases to suit any need you can think of. Often, customers need a case that is waterproof to protect the cargo from the elements and extreme environments. We can make that happen using what’s called a purge valve. Any case that is waterproof ought to have one of these. What is a purge valve? Today we’re going to take a look at a little piece that can make a big difference in the effectiveness of your custom case. Read the rest of this entry »

Expanded Polystyrene and Custom Cases

November 17th, 2015
expanded polystyrene

Expanded polystyrene – very useful for the needs of some custom cases.

In order to understand what expanded polystyrene and its role in custom cases is, you must first understand exactly what polystyrene is and how it functions. In order to learn more and make the most informed and best possible decisions when it comes to your custom case needs, read on. Read the rest of this entry »

PSI Cases Celebrates Veterans Day

November 11th, 2015
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PSI Cases salutes all military members for their service this Veterans Day.

Today, on this most solemn day, we want to wish all veterans a happy Veterans Day. This is a day to honor and celebrate all of those who served in our armed forces. Today we’re going to take a look at the history of Veterans Day. Read the rest of this entry »

Tips for Shipping Pre-Assembled Products

November 5th, 2015
pre-assembled products

Follow these tips to get your pre-assembled products to their destination safely.

Whether you are shipping electronic devices that are ready to use or delicate medical equipment that needs extra care, your customers expect their products to arrive on time and in excellent usable condition. Wherever your products are headed, the packaging that you use is essential to making sure no damage occurs in transit. How can you make sure that your pre-assembled products arrive at your valued customers in great condition and that they trust your company, your packaging partner, and your shipping partner? Read the rest of this entry »

Why Should You Package Test Your Product?

October 30th, 2015
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Putting your products through a package test will ensure they get to their destinations in a safe manner.

When it comes time to prepare for shipping your product, a package test can seem like just another thing to add to list—especially since you are already overwhelmed with regulations and rules for getting your product to its destination. There are government organizations and private consumer organizations like the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) that all work to establish standards for package testing. Why is package testing more than just another expense? Read the rest of this entry »