100,000lbs of Fragile
To service market demand on it’s China plant our client decided to temporarily relocate a large
stamping press for a finite production run.
To minimize disassembly is the US and installation time & cost in China it was decided that the
press would shipped in an almost fully-assembled fashion. This presented challenges to the
packaging design due to fragile hydraulic piping, power and control wiring being left on the
machine for shipment.
As a result a unique, one-of-a-kind crate was designed that accounted for the cargo weight and
allowed access to cast-in lifting points whilst still protecting those delicate components that, if
damaged, would add cost and hinder the implementation of the production run in China.
Dockside designed, engineered and fabricated a one-of-a-kind steel-lumber hybrid crate that accounted for the cargo weight, allowed access to cast-in lifting points. In addition, Dockside successfully made major design modifications mid project in response to a client change in the press disassembly plan which left additional fragile and crucial parts installed on the press instead of removing them.
- Shipment was made on-schedule
- Project was completed on-budget
- Zero damage claim translating into an on-time installation and production start-up
• Packaging design, engineering
• Packaging manufacture
• Onsite packaging & preservation of the press and all of it’s peripheral components