Archive for the ‘Total Packaging Solutions’ Category

Signs of a Bad Custom Case Manufacturer

Saturday, December 5th, 2020
Signs of a Bad Custom Case Manufacturer

These are some of the signs that you should avoid a custom case manufacturer.

When you need to get items transported from one place to another, the best way to do so is with the assistance of a custom case. Custom cases are built for the specific items that they hold, meaning everything fits perfectly, and shock damage is minimized. There are many companies that understand how to design these cases, but there are other manufacturers that should be avoided. These are some of the signs that you should avoid a custom case manufacturer. (more…)

3 Types of Foam for Custom Cases

Friday, January 12th, 2018
Foam

Learn about the different types of foam for custom cases.

You might think of foam found in custom cases as a one-type-fits-all kind of material. In fact, there are several different types of foam that all have different characteristics to serve specific purposes. Whether it’s customized using the die-cut or water jet cut method, and whether it’s been fabricated through cutting or grinding and bonding, the foam in custom cases will surround your gear in the proper amount of protection. Foam is an essential part of the system that keeps your sensitive, important, expensive, and fragile equipment safe during transport. Learn more about the types of foam to and which is the best technique for your transporting needs.   (more…)

How Tall Can Your Rack Mount Case Be?

Monday, February 22nd, 2016
Rack Mount Case

How tall can your rack mount case be? They do have specifications you need to keep in mind.

How much wood could a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood? Today we are answering a similar question: how tall could your rack mount case be if your rack mount case could be tall? Okay, maybe we’re pushing it here, but here are some of the requirements to keep in mind while deciding how tall your rack mount case should be. (more…)

Hard vs. Soft Custom Cases

Monday, February 15th, 2016
Hard vs soft custom case

Hard custom cases are better for protecting sensitive equipment than soft custom cases.

Choosing the perfect custom case for your product involves a ton of decisions—what material to use, how to properly pad the inside, and when to do package testing. Today we will be dealing with one of the earliest questions you will have to answer, do you want a hard custom case or a soft custom case? (more…)

How is Shock Protection Measured?

Monday, February 1st, 2016
Custom Foam Interior Shock Protection

Shock protection is an important concept for your custom cases and its cargo.

Whether you are transporting delicate medical devices that easily knock out of calibration or sensitive electronic devices that are a drop away from certain death (okay, maybe that’s dramatic)—shock protection is incredibly important when it comes to choosing the right custom packaging or case. How exactly is shock protection measured and why is it so important? (more…)

Why Go with Plastic for Your Custom Cases?

Monday, January 25th, 2016
Watertight Plastic Custom Cases

Plastic is a great choice as a material for your custom case. Learn more why.

When it comes time to choose between aluminum metal and plastic for your custom cases, the decision can be incredibly daunting. Why is plastic a great choice for custom cases? To start, it’s shock-resistant, watertight, airtight, and customizable to almost all of your needs! (more…)

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…)

Why Should You Conduct Package Testing?

Monday, January 11th, 2016
Custom Case Package Testing

A thorough package testing ensures that your custom case has what it takes to protect your valuable cargo.

Regardless of the product that your business makes, you should always conduct package testing before you start shipping out orders to all of your customers. Why is package testing worth your while? Not only does it save you money and potential fines, it saves your customers a huge headache in securing a replacement or refund from you. Beyond those, there are still more reasons why package testing is important. Why should you conduct package testing? (more…)

Removable Racks Can Make Equipment Exchange Simple

Monday, December 28th, 2015
Custom Case With Removable Racks

Removable racks can make your equipment exchange much easier in a less than ideal environment.

Even the most flexible technician can have trouble installing electrical equipment in a rack mount case. Generally, connections in the rear are made before mounting the unit inside the rack. However, it usually happens that cables bunch up behind the equipment and preventing it from sliding it into place properly. You then need another set of hands to draw the cables out gently while the hardware is pushed in, only once this is done can the securing screws be inserted. It’s tough enough to do in optimum conditions, so imagine how difficult it is to do in the field, potentially in low light conditions, with no help! Removable racks can help make this task much easier and is a great solution. Is a rack mount case equipped with removable racks the right case for your needs? (more…)

How We Make Your Custom Case Durable

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
durable

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. (more…)