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What You Need to Know About Fragility

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Fragility ratings help design transport case for safe arrivals.
Impact Testing

Protective cases are typically used when something delicate needs to be transported from point A to point B. And, you want to ensure it arrives intact. To many, a protective case is nothing more than a case with an inch or two of foam lining the interior. This is an overly simplistic perspective. Protective case designs are quite diverse. Often, they reflect the unique characteristics of the items they are developed to protect. Continue reading

How Transit Cases Prevent Shock Impact Damage

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Rack mount case with shock isolator
Elastomeric Shock Isolator

Newton’s Laws of Motion can be problematic for electronics. Why? The first Law of Motion tells us a body will continue in motion unless acted upon by an external force. In the second law, acceleration is the rate at which an object changes its velocity. It’s dependent upon mass and force. So, drop a box from the back of a truck and it accelerates earthwards until it hits unyielding ground. The contents want to keep moving. Instead, they experience severe, possibly destructive, deceleration. Continue reading