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Common Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Custom Shipping Case

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When you’re purchasing a custom shipping case, it’s important to go over the details with a fine-tooth comb. A custom case is designed for a very specific purpose, and you need to make sure it’s exactly what you need before you place an order. That’s why Advanced Packaging decided to share some of the most common mistakes to avoid before you purchase your custom shipping case.

Not Preparing for the Worst

Unfortunately, one of the biggest mistakes customers make when placing an order for a custom shipping case is not preparing for the worst. You can never account for when a drop, spill, shock, or poor handling could potentially damage your case, so you have to make sure that the sensitive cargo inside is still protected no matter what happens. You should have your custom case designed to incorporate every precaution that is reasonable.

Selecting the Wrong Shipping Case Material

All case material is not the same. Do you need a custom shipping case that can handle EMI/RF frequencies? Purchase an aluminum case. Do you need a case that can protect an item being shipped in high altitudes? Look for custom plastic shipping cases. Before you place an order, make sure to review what the best material will be with a reputable dealer.  

Not Choosing a Case with Maximum Protection

Just like how different materials are meant for different situations, you also have to understand that not every case has the same protection levels. Different types of custom cases will provide different types of protection, and it’s especially important to understand protection levels when you are transporting something that is super sensitive.

Not Understanding Foam Load

There are many different kinds of foam, and each type can have its own customizations. Each side of an item that is shipped that has contact with a custom foam insert has its own foam load. This is calculated by dividing the total weight of the equipment in pounds by the side surface area in square inches. The foam load is actually a significant factor in determining the features of your custom case.

Finding a Tough Custom Case with Advanced Packaging, Inc.

Advanced Packaging, Inc. was established over 40 years ago with the mission of engineering and delivering the highest quality shipping and cushioning systems available. Since then our worldwide customer base has grown to include those in the military, government, commercial and industrial business sectors, as well as many other industries. API’s local clients value our convenience to the Washington, DC tech corridor.

Not only do we make custom cases for every type of industry, API is also equipped with the latest in quality assurance and process control monitoring technology, including drop testing, protecting your electronic equipment from unforeseen accidents and events. Our team of craftsmen regularly build and then test a variety complex electronic assemblies.

If you have any questions, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 1-888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

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