If you are shipping electronics either domestically or internationally you will want to think about how you are packaging them. Here at Crate This, we help industrial and commercial clients handle medium and large shipping projects. This often involves shipping either small electronic devices, or larger machines used on a manufacturing floor. When shipping anything with wires, you want to consider the different types of damage that could occur during the shipping process. Additionally, you want to consider how different packing materials can prevent damage from occurring. In this article we will break down the different types of damage and packing materials that protect against them. For more information please contact our office.

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Preventing Water Damage When Shipping Electronics

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If there is one thing we all know it is that electronics and water do not mix. And while we all know the pain of dropping a phone in a pool or the ocean, even without a body of water, your electronics could be susceptible to water damage. If you are shipping internationally via ocean freight, it is very common for goods to be exposed to higher levels of moisture in the air. This can cause some problems for any exposed electrical components. For this reason, companies like Crate This utilize vapor barrier protection. Various vapor barrier materials and applications can be used to shield electronic devices from high levels of moisture in the air. Any packages that are going to be shipped on boat or wait in a port should be properly protected against water damage. 

Preventing Impact Damage For Electronic Devices & Machinery

Dropping your phone in a pool is one way to do damage, but dropping a phone on hard concrete is another quick way to need replacement parts. When any package is shipped either domestically or internationally, there is a high chance that it is going to shift and move around. Forklifts will be used to move items on and off trucks, and no voyage is without a bump or two. Packages need to be protected inside and outside. This means any two individual items need sufficient padding between them (i.e. two different electrical components). Additionally, the exterior of your package needs to be effective at preventing damage. This is why many companies use hardwood crating. 

Preventing Damage Caused By Dust & Dirt

Dropping your phone in a pool is one way to do damage, but dropping a phone on hard concrete is another quick way to need replacement parts. When any package is shipped either domestically or internationally, there is a high chance that it is going to shift and move around. Forklifts will be used to move items on and off trucks, and no voyage is without a bump or two. Packages need to be protected inside and outside. This means any two individual items need sufficient padding between them (i.e. two different electrical components). Additionally, the exterior of your package needs to be effective at preventing damage. This is why many companies use hardwood crating. 

Get Custom Crating Quotes In Greater Boston

The team at Crate This provides custom crating quotes for businesses throughout the Northeast. If you have questions about how we can better protect your next shipment, please contact our office. We would be happy to discuss shipping services and help you get the crating or packing services you need. 

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