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12th July 2020
When it comes to moving your heavy machinery, packing awkwardly shaped, sensitive, and high value machinery can be quite complex, often needing bespoke land equipment solutions. Knowing the right type of casing to use and specification case, as well as other important elements like knowing how to pack goods for export in accordance with local and international regulations is a step in the right direction.
From standard softwood cases to fully customised, bespoke solutions, this article is here to help you start thinking about the key factors in ensuring the safety of your expensive equipment during the machine moves. After all, you would want your client’s first interaction with their new or refurbished equipment to be positive, first impressions matter. Having a clear and detailed packing specification allows you to focus more on your core business and keep your competitive edge.
Not all machinery is created equal. Sometimes, In order to match the unique capabilities of your machinery, a custom designed and built case will ensure that the base can cope with the weight distribution of your machinery. How the unit will be crated and de-crated, lifted, loaded are critical factors in case design, ensuring a safe and efficient relocation.
Timber is known for its high strength yet light weight qualities. It can resist almost any kind of damage by absorbing shocks, jerks and jolts. It even has the unique quality of being hygroscopic, meaning that it can absorb moisture from the air, keeping it from gathering on your equipment.
This is why Timber is a good option for when you want to pack and ship machinery that corrodes easily. With the supplementary protective packaging combined with moisture absorption products, hermetically sealed vapour barrier foil bags, and expert packing, this ensures that your goods will arrive in the same condition that they were dispatched in.
The quality of high strength and light weight also makes it suitable for equipment intended to be stored out-doors for a long period of time, offering protestion from the elements, or by freighted by sea for equipment that is destined for container sea freight. They can be designed and optimised for stacking to allow for higher utilisation of costly container space.
Plywood is similar to Timber in terms of high strength compared to its light weight. It is also very good for resisting high impact damages for the cost conscious customer. This is a good, economic option for short term transit, dedicated load shipping and indoor storage.
Unlike timber, it does not have the hygroscopic property, meaning that this type of casing is a better option for you if the heavy machinery you require packing does not corrode easily, or require protection from the elements. On the other hand, the high strength of it makes it a very suitable type of casing when wanting to ship your heavy machinery and intend for it to be freight by air or sea. Plywood is still a very capable material and can be used for air and sea freight, depending on the particular application.
To summarise everything in this article, here is a quick flowchart so you can easily identify what you need and what we would be providing, should you choose to do your machine moves with us.
The case making and packing service team at Logos Logistics, Certified to ISPM15 standards, have all of these types of case material, available for your machine move solutions. We have the expertise, 17+ years of experience, and accreditation to move any heavy machinery that you wish to be transported, whether it be on air, road, or sea.
By allowing us to help you with the packing stage of the machine move process, you can be rest assured of the fact that the state of your machinery when it reaches its final destination will be the same as before the machine move process. Especially thanks to our robust insurance, so if anything goes wrong, it’s on us.
This way, you can invest more of your focus and time onto other aspects of your business, leading to increased efficiency and performance for your company.
COVID-19 Update From Logos Logistics