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Shock and tilt Indicators provide inexpensive handling insurance to get better product care.

Posted by Keith Drachmann

Mar 13, 2018 9:59:05 PM

Transporting your equipment is fraught with risk - Use shock and tilt indicators!

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Topics: Crates, Packing Server & Storage Racks

How to Inspect Rack Crates

Posted by Joe Marcal

Jun 15, 2017 10:37:24 AM

 

A well-made rack crate should open and unload easily, the loaded rack should slide smoothly up or down the ramp and fit snugly against the foam and blocking inside the crate. Unfortunately, when receiving empty crates, you will have to do your best with a visual inspection and a tape measure. Get a copy of the design and critical dimensions to confirm that the construction matches the specification.

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Topics: Crates, Packing Server & Storage Racks

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.

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Topics: Crates, Packing Server & Storage Racks

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.

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Topics: Packaging, Packing Server & Storage Racks

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

Posted by Mark Hoffman

Jan 16, 2015 8:00:00 PM

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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.

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Topics: Packaging, Crates, Packing Server & Storage Racks

5 Things You Need To Know About Shipping Rack Server Crates

Posted by Mark Hoffman

Jan 7, 2015 8:39:00 AM

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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:

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Topics: Crates, Packing Server & Storage Racks

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