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How to Choose the Right Cases for Your Industrial Equipment

While new technologies have become the basis for the most important breakthroughs in science, they also have potential weaknesses. Picture this: You’re in the field, collecting vital data for your scientific research, and the unforeseen downpour starts to destroy your equipment faster than you can say “precipitation.” This is where industrial equipment cases come into play.

These are not just a bunch of bags where you can keep your instruments; these are protectors against elements like rain, snow, wind, and even sunlight. Their hard plastic exteriors are like knights for your gadgets, protecting them from rust, UV damage, and other environmental implications.

But it’s not only about protection; it’s also about peace of mind. Arm yourself with a good case, and you’ll not only keep your instruments safe from the weather but also protect them from opportunistic thieves and nuisance vandals.

Now, let’s talk numbers. The global carrying case market for equipment and instruments had a large turnover, reaching approximately $7.6 billion last year. That number is only supposed to increase; industry experts predict a consistent expansion at a CAGR of 5.9 % until at least the end of 2031. 

Many factors must be considered to make the right choice when it comes to purchasing equipment cases for each project. Find below some of the strategies that can help you choose the most appropriate equipment cases for you.

Assess Project Needs

First, you must think about the requirements of the projects to choose the equipment case that delivers the best functionality. Depending on your needs, you can choose small options like laser microscope cases or large shipping cases with wheels for delicate equipment of considerable size.

If you need to carry several devices at one time, or if your equipment needs to be transported in its individual components and assembled on-site, you might need a case with multiple dividers and partitions made from custom foam. A case with custom foam interiors or partitions is perfect for things such as lighting equipment. This is also a popular option for large parts bearing cases.

Evaluate Transit Conditions

Specialty bags and cases for carrying delicate items like medical instruments, devices, and electronics must be designed for optimal protection during transit. 

If you are traveling through rough conditions, choose a hard storage case with foam to safeguard your instruments against impact. The equipment carrying cases must be resistant to hits and scratches, airtight to avoid water damage, and padded to lessen the risk of equipment shifting or impacting.

Whether you’re gearing up for a tradeshow or headed out for site work, it’s important to know that some transit cases might need to be subject to ATA certification to ensure they can safely handle air travel. Other cases with more advanced properties may get a MIL-SPEC certification if they comply with MIL-STD 810 demonstrating that the case is fully enclosed, waterproof, dropped-tested, and corrosion-resistant.

Consider the Design

Industrial equipment case with custom foam interior

A major part of the process of building instrument cases is the fabrication of foam inserts that conform to the curves of your instrument. Production of foam inserts is through various methods such as die cutting, CNC cutting, and water jet cutting, which are common methods for complex-shaped equipment. Also, heavier foam can be added as an upper layer for extra protection.

The process of designing a case is done in several ways. In most cases, you already know how your case should look, whether it is a waterproof case or a hard-shell case. If you have specific requirements for your custom-made equipment cases, you can then talk to a manufacturer who would be eager to turn the concept into an actual reality. On the other hand, a customer can leave it to the manufacturer to create their operational microscope case. In these cases, our craftsmen create a complete working prototype for your review before production begins. 

Look at Accessories

Case design includes little things that may seem trivial or insignificant. Specifically, such features may include case parts like locks, latches, catches, bumpers, labels, and other details that are easy to ignore. But these small elements have a big impact! Be sure to consider factors such as accessibility, safety, and security when deciding on the best accessories and locking mechanism for your case.

Choose the Best Carrying Case Material

Custom molded cases made from tough plastic are the most used type of case on the market. Plastics selected for making carrying cases are high-density polyethylene (HDPE), fiberglass reinforced polyester (FRP), carbon fiber, and molded polyethylene or linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE).

Soft-sewn bags, created to be robust, are also making headway as sales rep sample cases, tradeshow display cases, and industrial equipment cases. Our team tailors solutions to suit your needs, including size, load, appearance, and budget, to deliver the best function and endurance for you.

Determine Your Budget

Budget will be a major variable when choosing your equipment cases. If your budget permits, you can order a custom case with your brand’s logo sewn, screen printed, molded in, or custom label riveted onto it. This helps you brand all your items and improves visibility for your business.  

Regardless of what your budget is, our team will work with you to find the best material for your case. We’ll also help you determine what accessories are absolute necessities. 

Research Suppliers

To select a manufacturer for a specific customized case, intensive research, and data collection is necessary. There are several factors to be considered when deciding who will be the producer of a specialized case.

When selecting a case manufacturer, you must also focus on capabilities and experience as crucial factors. Case Design Corp has more than a hundred years of experience and unmatched capabilities and this goes beyond manufacturing cases. On top of that, we have an excellent team of customer service-minded professionals who truly care about your vision for your cases. Trust us for unmatched experience and a proven ability to come up with the best solutions for you.

Find a custom case manufacturer with extensive experience making robust and reliable products. Don’t settle for just the average company.

Final Selection

Any smart purchase requires research – the more informed you are, the more informed your decision will be. Do yourself a favor and read some review sites to understand what other consumers think about a product before you buy, whether it be calibration equipment cases or electron microscope cases.

You can also make sure you get the most out of your money by researching which vendors offer the lowest prices. Taking the time to review these factors can save you time and money in the long run.

With these tips, you can never go wrong with your industrial equipment cases. Please contact us if you need assistance.