{Collins} Re: Packing for a 51j-4



All good advice from my perspective and I would add one simple thing. In
general, if any very heavy modules can be taken out and shipped seperately,
so much the better. e.g. the PS chassis should be taken out of the 516F-2
power supply and shipped seperately from the case. or heavy power
transformers taken out if done non-destructively.
Re the cardboard rubbing issue, I always start a packing job by wrapping the
unit with a garbage bag and taping this up. This will eliminate the rubbing
issue.
Bill
N7OTQ
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Subject: {Collins} Re: Packing for a 51j-4


> Bill,
>
> The biggest issue is the weight.  Once that much mass starts moving, it
won't
> stop easily.  You need a lot of padding to absorbe the shock load created
by
> that much mass.  The padding must not crush or it allows it to move more
and
> more each time and the shock loads rise dramatically.  My recommendation
having
> shipped at least a doxzen of these is as follows:
>
> 1.  Double boxing is a must.
>
> 2.  The receiver must be protected inside the inner box by a minimum of 1"
of
> sheet styrofoam, not peanuts of any kind.  Cardboard is very abrasive and
the
> slight rubbing from normal transport will take paint right off if it is
against
> cardboard.
>
> 3.  At least two inches of sheet styrofoam between the inner and outer
boxes on
> all sides.  That may seem alot, but a heavy receiver dropped on its corner
is
> like driving a wedge through the foam, and it will go a long way in,
believe
> me.
>
> 4.  Use FedEx Ground.  They seem to handle heavy items much better than
UPS.
> I've been told that UPS has transfer conveyors that drop the packages
several
> feet from one conveyor to the next.  Whatever the reason, UPS tends to
smash
> heavy stuff.
>
> 5.  Take care with the front of the receiver.  You don't want all the
weight
> born by the knobs.  One method is to place strips of sheet styrofoam
between
> the knobs.  Then place another sheet of styrofoam in front of that for the
> knobs to rest against.  This way the load is largely born by the receiver
> faceplate and not the knobs.  I the case of the 51J-4, make use of the
rack
> handles on the front to bear most of the load against the receiver front.
>
> 6.  Clearly mark the box on all sides with the following:  "FRAGILE" &
"HEAVY"
>
> 7.  That way all manual handlers will know what to expect and won't try to
heave
> it in an awkward posture only to drop it.
>
> 8.  Insure it, but only as a last resort.  Filing claims is a pain and
with UPS
> and USPS at least, and is very difficult unless the box is basically
demolished
> upon receipt.  That is an important point.  Insurance claims are filed
based on
> what they can ascertain happened to the box.  If the box looks good, they
> assume they handled it correctly and you packed it poorly.  What happend
to
> what was inside is irrelevant to them.  They are concerned with the outer
box
> condition only.
>
> Hope that helps,
>
> Chris
>
>
>
>
>
> Quoting Bill <kirklandb@xxxxxxxxxxxx>:
>
> > Anyone provide guidance on packing for a 51j-4?
> > I am looking for a professional service that will
> > do a good job.  Cost?
> >
> > Any experience with the UPS store?
> >
> >
> > tnx
> > Bill
> >
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