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Quick Travel Tips When Taking Your Electronics Abroad

Friday, August 17th, 2018
Consider the following tips on how to travel with your electronics when you go abroad.

Consider the following tips on how to travel with your electronics when you go abroad.

As fun as it is to travel abroad, it is always a tad nerve-wracking to have to deal with packing everything you will need for the trip. It is hard not to be concerned with how well some of your luggage will travel, especially when it comes to your precious, and sometimes fragile, electronics. You will want to make sure you take all the necessary precautions so that you will not have to worry about your luggage at all, no matter what form of travel you are taking. Consider the following tips on how to travel with your electronics when you go abroad. (more…)

Get Custom Storm Cases From PSI

Thursday, September 29th, 2016
Custom Storm Cases

Do you need a custom storm case? You may not even realize it.

If you have equipment that needs the safest environment for transport, you need a custom storm case. We at PSI Cases are happy to provide the best custom case options in order for you to be able to reliably transport your valuables. Our custom storm cases are the answer to this. They’re created with high-quality proprietary HPX polymer, which goes through lab tests and low-temperature simulations to be sure it can resist whatever storm conditions you might deal with.

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Do I need a Custom Case from PSI?

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Custom-built case

If you have important medical, electric, or military equipment that needs to be shipped, you need a case that is strong enough for the job. If you choose a cheap, low quality shipping case, your expensive and sensitive equipment could become damaged during transportation. This is why you need to trust your packing solutions to Packaging Strategies Incorporated.

PSI has grown into a leader within the custom case industry over the past 50 years and has partnered with a wide range of both private and public companies. Whether we are partnering with Northrop Grumman or a branch of the United States Armed Forces, PSI has been there to create custom packaging solutions for all of their transportation needs. PSI offers four areas of service to help create high quality cases at a reasonable price:

1. Product Fulfillment- PSI makes sure to keep a constant inventory of the parts we need to house for your project. We also make sure to include a schematic, so items can be placed back in their proper place after being removed.
2. System Integrations- Our team uses their years of experience in the engineering field as well as PSI’s on site manufacturing equipment in order to handle all steps in the system integration process.
3. Cushioning Solutions- PSI knows that one of the best ways to ensure safe transportation for equipment is through a foam or cushioned interior. We use 3D modeling techniques along with our state of the art fabrication equipment to create a cushion solution that meets your transportation needs.
4. Protective Container Solutions- PSI has partnered with the best names in the casing industry in order to offer the highest quality cases to our customers at a price they can afford. PSI offers:
SKB Cases
Hardigg Cases
Custom Pelican Cases

Want to get started with Packaging Strategies Incorporated? Call us today at 410-547-7877, or visit our contact page here.

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Customizing your Military Case

Friday, 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.
Custom-Military-Case

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.

Call Packaging Strategies Incorporated at 410-547-7877 or visit our contact page to order a custom case today.

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Why is Case Design Important?

Thursday, 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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Common Custom Case Mistakes

Monday, 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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Choosing your Custom Military Case

Friday, 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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Customize your Case with Custom Foam Interiors

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Custom Foam Interior
Shipping delicate equipment can be a stressful and difficult process. The case being used must protect not only the outside of the equipment, but the inner workings of the equipment as well. In order to ensure the equipment is shipped without being damaged, consider custom foam interiors for your case. While some may think that a foam interior is unnecessary, a custom foam interior can hold several benefits for your equipment.

Foam Interior Benefits

1. Organization- A custom foam interior can be cut to incorporate compartments for each piece of equipment. This prevents parts from clanging together while in transport and makes packing easier. Everything will fit easily in the case when a foam interior maps out where each part belongs.
2. Protective Layer- While the strong outer surface of the case protects the external components of your equipment; a foam interior will protect the internal components. The foam will absorb any shock waves or sudden movements while in transport, making sure your equipment is safe and unharmed.
3. Temperature- Some equipment require certain temperatures to avoid damage. A foam interior will help maintain and balance the internal temperature of the case so your equipment is never damaged.
4. Clean- Custom foam interiors are cut to fit the specific case, which eliminates the need for messier packing materials.

At Packing Strategies Incorporated, we specialize in making and installing custom foam interiors for your custom cases. 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 foam interiors.

Want to get started with Packaging Strategies Incorporated? Call us today at 410-547-7877, or visit our contact page here.

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The Benefits of Injection Molded Cases

Friday, August 29th, 2014

benefits of injection molded cases
When it comes to developing a high quality product at a price that customers can afford, Packaging Strategies Incorporated exceeds all expectations. One of the ways PSI has been able to produce quality custom cases for the Baltimore area is through injection molded cases. While this method of case production may not seem beneficial, it actually holds several benefits for both the consumer and producer. Some benefits of using injection molded cases include:

1. Production can be made quickly, putting the product in the hand of the consumer quicker.
2. Customization is easier with the option to add fillers and inserts.
3. Hinges and locks can also be added during the production process.
4. Waste is almost non-existent. Any scrap material can be grounded down to be reused.
5. Post production is normally unnecessary, cutting labor cost.
6. Different types of material can be used during the process at the same time.

Materials that can be used are broken down into three different categories of polymers:

1. Thermoplastics- Polystyrene, nylon, polyethylene
2. Thermosets- Phenolic, Epoxy
3. Elastomers

The process to make the injection molded cases can be broken down into four different “times”. These times are as follows:

1. Fill Time- The time it takes for air to be removed from the mold cavity.
2. Pack Time- The time it takes to fill the mold with the material of choice.
3. Cool Time- The time it takes for the material to cool or set.
4. Dead Time- The time it takes for the part to be removed from the mold and the mold to be reset.

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 injection molded cases, please contact Packaging Strategies Inc. by calling 410-547-7877, email info@psicases.com, or click here today!

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Source:
http://www.3dsystems.com/quickparts/learning-center/injection-molding-basics
http://www.beejaymolding.com/molding-advantages.html

Custom Packaging Protects Your Product

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

As soon as your product leaves the assembly line, it begins a long and often-tumultuous journey where it may experience several transfer points, temperature changes, rough handling, and other less than friendly transportation conditions. But what can you do? You cannot control how your product gets to its final destination. You can, however, control the packaging it takes that tumultuous journey in.

That is where Packaging Strategies Incorporated (PSI) can help.

It doesn’t matter if you are a government agency, an arm of our country’s defense forces, or private industry, PSI has a customizable packaging solution to fit your needs.

Government

As a 9001 ISO Certified and Registered company, we’re the perfect partner for government agencies and bureaus who need quality products delivered quickly and under budget.

We’re familiar with the requirements of government contracting, and because our facilities are located in a hub and empowerment zone, we qualify for other government opportunities.

Department of Defense

PSI has worked closely with every arm of our country’s defense forces, and ensured that the tactical and sensitive electronics they use arrive ready for deployment. What’s more, our case systems are easy to master and ensure that these same instruments arrive safely home from the zone of operations.

Private Industry

Hardware giants such as Dell and Northrop Grumman have tapped PSI Cases to produce container and packaging solutions for their contracted work. We can take a general set of specs and design and manufacture the required product – and deliver it on time.

PSI Cases

PSI provides a wide variety of integrated electronic system solutions to meet the stringent goals set by our customer base. A unique approach that combines 3D modeling design with first article sampling guarantees that the solution provided will perform correctly, eliminate delays in delivery schedule and not exceed cost expectations.

PSI delivers rugged cases engineered to your payloads weight, size and vulnerability with shock and environmental testing available. Whether you require single lid, double entry rack cases, custom foam inserts or deck mounted protective cases, PSI will meet your needs.

Cushioning

PSI designs cushioning systems by utilizing an in-house 3D modeling program. Stocking a full array of cushioning materials to model and rapid prototype designs for customer requirements combined with state of the art CNC production fabrication machinery, PSI guarantees on time delivery at lowest cost value.

If you have any questions, contact PSI by calling 410-547-7877, email info@psicases.com, or click here today!

Sinco 1990, PSI has evolved from a small organization focused on supporting the defense community to a multi-facated company serving both defense and private enterprises. Our expertise, qualified personnel and on-site production facilities allow us to meet and exceed every client’s needs.

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