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Our team are always happy to share our bespoke packaging and foam engineering knowledge and experience. With over 25 years industry leading experience Protechnic are well equipped to deal with almost any inquiry and question. Chances are, we have seen and done it before!
We have compiled some information that our team regularly get asked. If you have a question that is not on our list please contact us directly.
Do you make custom cases
Do you only make custom cases?
Can we have a credit account?
How do I pay for my order?
Do you export globally?
How long will it take to design my case?
I want to re-order, will there be a drawing charge?
Are you recruiting?
What is IP Rating?
What is Fragility?
Fragility level is defined as the g force that a product can withstand without causing damage to the product function. As a guide a product dropped from 1m and brought to rest in 1mm would sustain 1000g which would cause catastrophic failure of most electronic devices, it is vital that the interior of the case is designed in such a way to attenuate the shock to an acceptable level. We use closed cell cross linked polyethylene engineering foam to design the foam interior to provide the optimum level of protection.
In the protective packaging industry there are industry standards on defining fragility. At Protechnic, we follow these industry standards very closely, and use them to design our case interior fitting to deal with a variety of products in a variety of situations and fragility levels.
As defined by these guidelines, the fragility levels fall into six different categories, based upon the application or product you are shipping. Lower levels for more fragile products, and higher levels can be utilized for more rugged products.
Products that are extremely fragile need protective packaging with extremely low g-levels. Products such as a missile guidance system, gyroscope, or precision aligned test instruments require fragility levels of 15-25 G’s. Again, the lower the G-level, the more absorption if a product is dropped.
For products such as x-ray equipment or flight instruments. The safe range for these products is 25-40 G’s. Anything higher may not be safe enough to protect from drops.
This is where most consumer products fall, and at Protechnic we can design protective packaging to provide the optimum protection. Fragility levels from 40-60 G’s are needed to safely ship display terminals, printers, test instruments, or hard drives.
Protective packaging for this level will be ideal for television receivers, or things like aircraft accessories. These products will need to have G-levels of 60-85 G’s.
Items of this size do not require such a slow absorption process. Therefore protective packaging with G-levels from 85-115 G’s can provide the necessary protection. Many household appliances will fall in to this category.
This is your heavy duty equipment. Equipment that is designed to take some falls and drops without being destroyed. Fragility levels above 115 are fine. Mechanical equipment or machinery is something that can withstand a drop with protective packaging that has high levels.
These categories provide a guide for protective packaging and the various products that can be shipped with it. No matter the product or fragility level needed Protechnic are able to design a packaging solution to meet your needs.