Shipping large machines requires a multi-step packaging process to grant safe transportation and delivery so that nothing is left behind.
In this insight, we will show you the packaging of our Compact Rod Breakdown drawing machine as an example.
The machine is located within the so-called barrier bag, a protective case whose goal is to envelop the machine and prevent any external shock. The case is filled with pluriball so that the machine cannot cut through the barrier bag which surrounds it.
At this stage, several hygroscopic salts are inserted in the case to absorb humidity and avoid water molecules from interfering with the machine components.
As shown in the picture, a further barrier bag wraps the machine and is welded to the pallet. Before finalizing the welding, the air inside the case is sucked out to create a vacuum seal.
Later, an extendable film is applied all over the machine, alongside various panels (ETC center of gravity) and labels.
Finally, it is time to package the machine accessories by securing them on a wood panel via screws, nylon belts, planks, and other parts, according to the specific needs of the different components.
On average, from disassembly for testing to packaging, the entire process takes place in 7 to 10 work days depending on the machine, which is then sent to the customer who is in charge of its assembly. Once assembled, one of SAMP Group’s teams will visit the customer’s production site to start-up the line, ensuring that every single bolt is in its place.
We hope we have been able to give you a brief and to-the-point description of the prepping process before machine delivery so that you know what it takes to ship heavy equipment across the world.