<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=566633280192419&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

Design Issues to Avoid When Shipping Server Rack Crates

Posted by Mark Hoffman

Mar 25, 2015 4:35:00 PM

Avoid Common Problems When Shipping Server Rack Crates

Shipping rack-mounted servers can be challenging. By their very nature, rack crates are top heavy, awkward and difficult to handle. What's more, they are high-value, high risk cargo where any damage comes with a potentially high price tag. The best way to prevent problems is to be proactive before your equipment is shipped. Knowing the difference between quality server shipping crates and sub-standard design and packaging, can help insure a safe journey.

Read More 5 Things to You Need to Know About Shipping Rack Server Crates

Read More

Topics: Packaging, Server and Storage Racks, Cloud

A Day in the Life of a Server Rack Crate

Posted by Mark Hoffman

Mar 16, 2015 8:53:05 AM

In the Beginning

The job of a server rack crate is to protect your sensitive equipment through all the trials of transit. In fact, the familiar police motto "to serve and protect" describes the role precisely. At the beginning of it's lifecycle, the crate undergoes custom design and engineering and is fitted with the right kind of wood, hardware and foam materials to hold up under severe challenges from the shipping environment.  

Read More 5 Things You Need to Know About Shipping Rack Server Crates

Read More

Topics: Crates

Are Your Wooden Shipping Crates Made with Precision Engineering?

Posted by Mark Hoffman

Feb 12, 2015 3:10:00 PM

There's Science Inside Wooden Shipping Crates and Cases

If answering the question posed in the title of this blog was difficult for you, you're in good company. When your equipment (rack systems, medical devices, lasers and optics, robotics, etc.) is delivered without a hitch, you know that it was packed and handled correctly, but do you know why? Or if it was just luck? Conversely, if something goes wrong do you know what questions to ask your shipper? Can you zero in on what went wrong with the shipping crate so it doesn't happen again? Can you prevent it from happening before the fact? Understanding the art and science of building wooden packaging is one of the best skill sets you can acquire to protect your valuable cargo. 

Read More 5 Things You Need to Know About Shipping Rack Server Crates

Read More

Topics: Packaging

Protect Valuable Shipments with Tilt and Impact Indicators

Posted by Mark Hoffman

Feb 6, 2015 1:49:00 PM

Invest in Protecting High Value Sensitive Shipments

It's obvious to anyone shipping high-tech electronics or other high value and fragile cargo that the equipment must be properly packaged in wood shipping crates or state-of-the-art transit cases. The question still remains though, is this the most that can be done to protect sensitive goods? The bad news is that even using the highest quality, custom crates available on the market today, some electronics including server and storage racks, medical equipment and devices, as well as specialized lasers and optics, may still be vulnerable to threshold vibrations and shocks. The good news is that there are cost effective ways to reduce this risk.

Read More

Topics: Packaging, Packing Server & Storage Racks, Cloud

Use Cost-Per-Trip Model When Costing Out Wood Shipping Crates

Posted by Mark Hoffman

Jan 16, 2015 8:00:00 PM

Use-Price-Per-Trip-Model-When-Costing-Out-Wood-Shipping-Crates2

Think Cost-Per-Trip Not Price-Per-Crate

At Larson Packaging Company, there is one area in particular where we continually see well intended crate buyers lose sight of the big picture, and that is in evaluating the cost of wooden packaging for valuable equipment. One of the most important ideas we can impart is to recommend using a long term cost-per-trip costing model as opposed to a short term price-per-crate model.

Read More

Topics: Packaging, Crates, Packing Server & Storage Racks

How To Choose a Project Partner When Making Facility Moves

Posted by Mark Hoffman

Jan 15, 2015 11:44:00 AM

How-To-Choose-a-Project-Partner-When-Making-Facility-Moves-1

Select a Project Partner

Moving an entire operation from one location to another can be a daunting experience. That's why choosing a reputable and knowledgeable packing and crating company is so important. To that end, we've created a basic check list of factors to consider before finalizing your decision.

Read More

Topics: Packaging

5 Things You Need To Know About Shipping Rack Server Crates

Posted by Mark Hoffman

Jan 7, 2015 8:39:00 AM

5-Things-You-Need-To-Know-About-Shipping-Rack-Server-Crates-1

Fundamentals of Shipping Rack Server Crates

This is the first in a series of blogs about the art and science of safely crating and shipping server racks. Our intention is to start with a brief overview which we will follow with more detailed blogs about specific areas we consider essential at Larson Packaging Company. As many of you already know, the demand for cloud computing and storage devices is experiencing exponential growth, a trend that is predicted to continue into the foreseeable future. The goal of this series is to provide information that promotes safe transport and delivery of this valuable equipment. To that end, we recommend the following basics:

Read More

Topics: Crates, Packing Server & Storage Racks

Don't Be a Hazard - Package Test Before Shipping Dangerous Goods

Posted by Mark Hoffman

Nov 14, 2014 9:49:00 AM

It Pays to Play it Safe

One might say it's complicated - deciding what's hazardous and what's not. Perhaps equally complex are the number of regulatory agencies and organizations involved in setting standards and enforcing compliance. In this alphabet soup there are the governmental groups such as the US DOT for commercial transport; the US DOD for shipping military supplies and ordinance; and US DOT PHMSA that tests package designs for pipeline materials. There are also private organizations such as ASTM, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials that establish voluntary standards, recommend test labs to meet your specific product needs, develop testing methods and advise on "best practices" for packages being transported globally.

Read More

Topics: Packaging

Refurbishing Wood Crates - Combining Economics and Sustainability

Posted by Mark Hoffman

Nov 6, 2014 9:42:00 PM

Refurbishing Wood Crates Can Work for You

In our last blog we talked about the 3 R's of the recycling world. Today we are focusing on another version of the 3 R's, Repair, Refurbish and Reuse, three key components of Sustainability. Sustainability has become an integral part of our process at Larson Packaging Company (LPC) because:

Read More

Topics: recycling

Big Load to Ship? Get a Pro to Do the Heavy Lifting & Package Testing

Posted by Mark Hoffman

Oct 28, 2014 3:25:00 PM

Testing Carries the Bulk of the Burden

Large pallet loads, bulk boxes, large wooden boxes and heavy crates can be evaluated by several of the package testing methods mentioned in our previous blogs. A variety of test schedules or protocols are available to gauge transport durability across different logistics systems. Depending on the nature of what is being shipped, test packaging may be limited to measuring for general ruggedness while others replicate stresses known to be encountered in distribution and report upon the effects. When appropriate, packaging may be tested according to formal studies of the distribution environment, including instrumentation, data loggers and observation. Test cycles with these additional documented elements tend to more accurately simulate specific shipping environments.   

Read More

Topics: Crates

Subscribe to Email Updates

Packaging Case Crate Boxes
LPC-CTA-SaC_D9.jpg