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All About Shipping Containers

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
Shipping Containers

Everything you need to know about shipping containers!

Shipping containers ship things, there is no mystery in that. When a shipping container is loaded with cargo it is placed on a ship and that ship takes them around the world to make sure the goods get to where they need to be. Recently though the cut-and-dry uses for shipping containers are changing and they have been used for a lot of different things that don’t involve shipping goods. Today we will be exploring the weird trends that have come up in the past couple years.

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Incorporating TSA-Approved Locks in Your Case

Monday, January 18th, 2016
TSA-Approved Locks Airplane

Any cases you may have that incorporate locks need to be approved by the TSA in order to be checked into an airline. Learn here how to incorporate these locks.

Regardless of what you are transporting or shipping in your custom cases, you should make sure that the locks are TSA-approved. Almost 2/3 of people drop off baggage and cases before boarding their flights, and depending on the size of the cases you bring to trade shows, you might be one of them. If you don’t incorporate TSA-approved locks into your case design, they will find a way in, even if it means cutting off the lock or irreparably damaging your custom case. (more…)

ATA Specifications and Your Custom Case

Monday, 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.  (more…)

Tips for Shipping Pre-Assembled Products

Thursday, 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? (more…)

Customizing your Military Case

Friday, October 9th, 2015

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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What to Look for in a Packaging Company

Friday, September 4th, 2015

packaging company When you begin your search for a custom case for your equipment, you don’t want to just choose a company from thin air. You want to conduct some research before you make a decision to ensure the company is right for you. You must determine if the packaging company is able to fit your needs without leaving your equipment damaged and your budget completely spent. As you conduct your search for a packaging company, consider some characteristics.

You should first consider the reputation of the packaging company. Ask them if they have worked on any major projects in the past and if they are able to provide you with references. A lack of references could be a red flag to lack of professionalism or just a lack of experience, both things you don’t want from a packaging company.

You should then discuss customization options with the packaging company. With an equipment case, one size should never fit all. The company should be able to provide you with a list of ways that your case can be customized. If they can’t provide you with this, it means they won’t be able to customize your case to fit your specific needs.

Another characteristic to consider is the materials used to create the cases. Poor materials can lead to poorly made cases, which can leave your equipment damaged.

The staff working for the packaging company is another item to consider. You want to be greeted with friendly staff who will take the time to answer your questions and provide you with the information you want and need. If you call the company, you should be able to easily speak with a knowledgeable staff member without issue.

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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Avoiding Custom Case Mistakes

Friday, February 27th, 2015

When it comes to purchasing a custom case for your electrical, medical, or military equipment, you want to choose the case that will best protect your equipment during travel. While a custom case is the best step towards a safe travel for your equipment, making mistakes with your custom case could prevent effective protection. So what custom case mistakes should you avoid?

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The first mistake that is often made when choosing a custom case is the type of materials being used. While materials such as plastic and wood are cheaper in price than aluminum, they could cost you more money in the long run. Aluminum is known to be a strong material to use when creating a custom case to not only create a protective outer shell for your equipment, but to block out dust and water while also helping to maintain the internal temperature of the case.

The second mistake that is typically made with a custom case is the lack of customization that takes place. Ignoring customization options such as foam interiors, rack mounts, and climate controls can make sure custom case ineffective during the transportation process. The point of creating a custom case is to include features that best protect your equipment.

The final mistake to avoid making with your custom case is assuming that transportation conditions are ideal. You should create your custom case with the worst scenario in mind rather than the best. Create a custom case that can protect your equipment from harsh weather conditions and rough movements to ensure your equipment can withstand anything.

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

Thursday, 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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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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Properly Packing a Military Case

Friday, 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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