How To Store Electronics & IT Equipment
Electronics and IT equipment are costly, fragile and most importantly, need to be relied on to perform their intended purpose. Having invaluable electronics and IT equipment that is damaged can be costly, detrimental and a significant inconvenience, not to mention can prevent work from being carried out, depending on its use.
Whether they’re used for business or personal use, keeping them stored away in a safe equipment case will ensure protection against water damage, shocks, drops and impact during transportation and day-to-day knocks. It also means that all equipment is kept together and therefore less likely to be misplaced.
In this guide, we explain everything you need to know about protecting your electronics and IT equipment to offer maximum protection and convenience.
Invest in an Equipment Case
The best way to protect and store your electronics and IT equipment is with an equipment case that offers protection during transportation and day to day impact.
An equipment case offers resilience to defy all adversities of life, and are designed to protect transported goods while making your workday easier.
Extremely robust and durable NANUK Cases feature extra-thick walls for unbeatable protection while offering waterproof, shockproof, and dustproof protection. This makes them ideal for electronics as they keep everything away from your sensitive equipment.
Peli Protective Cases
Peli protective cases are also greatly trusted with their outstanding performance. Certified with an IP rating of 67, they are watertight, dustproof, airtight and chemical resistant.
Use Foam Inserts
Foam inserts can be added to a protective equipment case to cushion the electronics and IT equipment stored inside, giving ultimate protection from all types of impact.
Using foam in your equipment case can also ensure product organisation, with dedicated custom recesses cut within the foam inserts these will hold your equipment in place and offer protection. This helps to guarantee productivity, efficiency, safety and cost savings by making it quicker and easier to keep tabs on all equipment and prevent misplacement that can be costly and an inconvenience. The ability to track inventories using product or tool control means that time can be spent more productively.
This can help to greatly reduce the chances of negative business impact which can be caused by transit damage to equipment by preventing accidental damage.
Electronics and IT equipment can be costly, which means that due care and attention must be taken to keep equipment safe from being stolen or falling into the wrong hands.
Where equipment may contain confidential data, it’s vital that extra security measures are taken to meet regulatory requirements and prevent detrimental data leaks.
In order to keep high-valued goods safe and secure, it can be worth investing in a protective equipment case that offers a robust locking system so that no one can gain unauthorised access to the equipment.
Some of our equipment cases feature padlock lugs for when you need to add a lock and ensure maximum safety and security, whilst keeping your electronic equipment in one place to prevent it from becoming lost.
High-value equipment can sometimes be heavy, making it difficult to transport and not drop. If your equipment case is designed to hold and transport heavier electronic or IT equipment, you should make sure that the case offers not just protection, but also comfort.
For this reason, you can choose to add twin lift handles to reduce the strain of transporting this equipment and allow for a two man lift of the case and its contents. A telescopic pull-handle and wheels can also be featured or even multi direction castors in order to make movement as convenient as possible for maximum ease when traveling.
How Can We Help?
Struggling to decide which equipment case is best for you? Check out our Protective Solutions For Transit & Storage guide which is the ultimate guide to protecting your products and equipment.
At PottertonPacs, we pride ourselves on being expert designers, manufacturers, and suppliers of all types of cases for your equipment. We specialise in CNC routing, water jet and die cutting of bespoke foam pad inserts, shadow tool control, and polystyrene for all your customised cases.