at Brooks Printing Equipment highly recommend building a crate
around all machines we sell for shipping. We know that this comes
as an extra expense, however, third-party shipping agents can be very
hard on machines. It
does not make sense to pay thousands of dollars for a machine only to
have it get damaged during transit. Below is our standard crating
We start by building a custom oversized base for the machine. This
includes a minimum of 2" clearance on all sides of the machine.
machines with wheels, we elevate them using 2x4's so wheels do not
touch base. When that is not possible, we block in the wheels or remove
then secure the machine to the base with eye bolts and metal banding.
Contact points between the machine and banding protected by cardboard
Finally, we put all parts and accessories in card board boxes and place them securely in the crate.
this may take more time and effort than most companies put forth,we
know that our customers appreciate the extra care we take in rigging out our
What occurs when machines are not crated!!
is a great example of what can happen to improperly secured machines
during transport. These are pictures of a machine we
received that was damaged by third party shipping. We did issue
an insurance claim on these machines. They were "kind" enough to
give us a 1/3 what we paid for the machine for the damages. |