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How to Ship Large Items - Basics of Heavy Equipment Shipping

Posted by Mark Hoffman

Feb 1, 2016 4:59:13 PM

Factors to Consider When Shipping Heavy Equipment

Chances are, if you are involved in shipping heavy equipment, you have a lot invested in your endeavor. Whether you are transporting machines for an assembly line, industrial robots, large vehicles used for farming or construction, or a wafer polishing machine for a semiconductor business, you want to make sure your investment arrives in good condition. Partnering with an experienced packaging company that understands how to design and engineer for your particular needs, can go a long way toward achieving consistently successful outcomes.

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Semiconductor Equipment Crating in Silicon Valley

Posted by Mark Hoffman

Jan 20, 2016 2:16:41 PM

Silicon Valley Semi Cap Equipment Shipping

Within the Silicon Valley are scores of semicondutor capital equipment manufacturers that need to ship their products to destinations around the globe. Given the complexity, possible fragility and substantial investment in the materials being shipped, manufacturers rely on quality custom packaging to protect their shipments while in transit. Several of our neighbors are among the leading semiconductor equipment manufacturers, including:      

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Protective Packaging for Different Modes of Transport

Posted by Mark Hoffman

Jan 13, 2016 12:32:21 PM

 

Sound Packaging and Safe Arrivals

There are myriad challenges you face when you ship your product to market - weather, moisture, vibration, shock and rough handling - to name a few. While it's impossible to foresee every hazard you may encounter, protective packaging can help prevent damage and/or loss from predictable factors.

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3 Ways to Reduce Semiconductor Equipment Crating Costs

Posted by Mark Hoffman

Dec 15, 2015 1:48:23 PM

Savings at the Margin

In a study by Tom Mariano, recently published in Solid State Technology, the author posits that patterns of annual, double-digit growth in the semiconductor industry may be a thing of the past. After examining the book-to-bill ratios of equipment manufacturers, as well as other key indicators, Mariano sees few opportunities to improve top-line revenue through innovation and new product development.

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Why Engineering Expertise Matters for Semiconductor Packaging

Posted by Mark Hoffman

Nov 30, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Collaborative Design Engineering

When it comes to semiconductor packaging, working in collaboration can be beneficial to both the equipment manufacturer, and the packaging partner. While it's true that most micro-fabrication equipment producers have their own design teams with engineering expertise, there are packaging companies that specialize in preparing complex, fragile products for shipping. When you work with a packaging partner that has its own design and engineering team, there are synergies that can directly benefit you.

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3 Reasons to Have A Packaging Partner in Your Supply Chain

Posted by Mark Hoffman

Nov 18, 2015 7:57:39 PM

The Value of Speed, Accuracy and Reliability

When it comes to fast turn-around times, speed, accuracy and reliability are top priorities within the semiconductor industry. For professional suppliers of micro-fabrication equipment, being a go-to vendor that can deliver "just in time" in the fast paced world of semiconductor device manufacturing is imperative. You must respond to your client's production line needs with lightening speed or risk losing your competitive edge.

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7 Tips for Shipping Semiconductor Equipment

Posted by Mark Hoffman

Nov 17, 2015 12:08:25 PM

Crating and Shipping Semiconductor Equipment 

There are several factors that make crating and shipping semiconductor equipment especially challenging. First, the industry's products are constantly changing at exponential speed. Given the nature of the products, typically being shipped from a clean room environment, considerable expertise is required in order to maintain a product's integrity throughout its journey. Finally, because new products are in constant development, design and engineering divisions need to be swift, adaptable and able to collaborate with their packaging company.

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How to Deliver Medical Devices to Doctor's Offices and Clinics

Posted by Mark Hoffman

May 27, 2015 3:05:00 PM

How to Safely Deliver Medical Devices

Shipping medical equipment and devices to doctor's offices, clinics, hospitals and other related facilities, raises issues unique to the healthcare industry. Surprisingly, not all hospitals have loading docks designed to handle highly sensitive equipment. This is even more true for doctor's offices and clinics. If you are crating and shipping surgical equipment or other medical devices, here are a few things to think about.

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Tips on Safely Shipping Pre-assembled Devices and Machines

Posted by Mark Hoffman

Apr 24, 2015 12:05:00 PM

 Robotics Medical Devices

Design Your Crates & ATA Cases for the Job

When shipping advanced electronics such as robotics and medical devices, the importance of delivering equipment preassembled is driven by the customer's need for simplicity. Destinations for such orders range from doctor's offices and clinics to trade shows and laboratories. Whatever the location, the top priorities from a customer's perspective are that the product arrives in working condition and that it works with little or no assembly. How you design your crates or ATA cases for shipping makes a large difference in accomplishing this. We suggest the best way to guarantee safe delivery of pre-assembled products, especially when shipping sensitive and expensive technologies, is to develop a relationship with and work closely with the company designated to crate and ship your product. 

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Tips for Shipping Your Hi-Tech and Robotic Equipment

Posted by Mark Hoffman

Apr 9, 2015 11:44:00 AM

 

Valuable Hi-Tech Products Deserve Innovative Package Design

In today's hospital environment, the nurse coming into your room may turn out to be a five-foot tall robot, fully equipped to take your vital signs and call for assistance if needed. Staying at a luxury hotel or spa? A charming mechanical butler may answer your room service call and appear at your door with dinner. No longer fiction or fantasy, highly complex machines are becoming part of our everyday lives.

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