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Machinery Crating

MSS Crating Large MachinerySince 1978, the crating, containerizing, and packaging professionals at MSS have provided our clients with impeccable machinery crating services and heavy machinery moves. With a commitment to customer satisfaction and an eye for detail, our specially-trained technicians have the ability to prepare even the heaviest equipment for crating and transportation around the world.

Recently, we were employed by a global machines and systems manufacturer to prepare an automated assembly system for shipment across the Atlantic from Coatesville, PA to Dublin, Ireland.

Challenge

The project required that MSS Precision Crating technicians engineer a personalized packing and shipping scenario that ensured the safe transportation of an automated robotic cosmetics- packaging assembly line from, PA to Dublin, Ireland. While many other crating companies would be intimidated by such an elaborate operation, MSS stood up to the plate and accepted the challenge.

Description
This client manufactures highly-specialized equipment that requires meticulous attention when shipping and handling. Therefore, it was critical for our team to develop a unique knowledge of the system which consisted of motorized conveyors, computerized displays, robotic picking assemblies and material hopper systems that were all housed within an interconnected framework of metal and glass. Our technicians devised a customized solution to protect the system while it was crated and shipped via road trucks and ocean containers. We also advised the client very early in the project that twelve 40-foot sea containers would be needed, as to give ample time for them to be ordered and delivered on-site. 

Process
All assembly line components were secured within the customized crates using an engineered system of eye bolts and rated logistics straps. This enabled the load bearing stresses to be transferred away from the machines and to the crate base. A stabilized humidity-controlled environment was achieved with the use of mylar bags and moisture absorbing desiccant. Finally, a heavy-duty four-way accessible shock mount base with structurally reinforced crate walls was used to guarantee that all of the crates would be handled safely by forklift or crane. MSS also coordinated and aligned with a rigging company to make sure all equipment would be treated with the utmost care.

Results
The assembly line arrived to its final destination in pristine condition.

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