There are a few different industries and hobbies that require the use of delicate equipment. If you are a scientist with equipment used for accurate measurements and analysis, an electrician with expensive equipment, a musician with a delicate instrument, or a hobbyist with a love for miniature model planes, trains and other automobiles, you’ll understand the worry about protecting this equipment to the best of your ability.
Looking at how to protect your delicate equipment, you can cover a few different angles. Depending on the type of equipment you have and your budget, each are worth exploring individually, or as a whole connected approach that gives you complete peace of mind.
Cleaning and Maintenance – Every piece of equipment is different to the next, and a musician will have a very different cleaning process for a musical instrument than someone with a model plane, for instance. Each piece of equipment must be taken on its own merits, but whatever your type of delicate equipment, trade or hobby, it is important to have a cost effective, efficient cleaning process that helps you to keep the equipment clean and ensures that with proper maintenance that it lasts for a long time.
Storage and Transit – No matter whether you are carrying a camera or audio equipment for a professional film shoot or music recording session, or model as a hobby, travelling is a potential minefield for those carrying expensive and delicate equipment. It is important to be completely covered so that you have peace of mind as your equipment is in transit. It isn’t always possible to have eyes on your cases at all times, especially if you are travelling long haul via air travel. With this in mind it really does pay off to purchase aluminium transit cases that are built to withstand long-distance travel, be able to absorb bumps whilst in transit. Alongside this, an aluminium transit case is lightweight and easy to carry, making it an essential part of the kit when travelling with delicate equipment on a regular basis.
Specialist Cases and Inserts – As an addition to an aluminium transit or storage case, a specialist case or foam insert can be designed and built, bespoke to your equipment specifications. As well as the interior cutout that is the exact shape of your delicate equipment, you can also choose to install a foam insert through certain travel case providers. This adds an extra layer of protection from potential bumps and knocks that the case will, only naturally, take during transit. That added absorption level would make all the difference to your peace of mind when travelling with your important piece of equipment for work or pleasure.
Insurance – No matter what type of equipment you have, it is important to ensure you are covered by the correct insurance policy. Musicians travelling by air, for instance, have had trouble over the years with damaged or missing instruments when they reach their destination. It can affect your livelihood, so having the right cover for the worst circumstances is vital.
As you can see, there are a few different ways that you can protect your delicate equipment for the long-term. With insurance, effective cleaning processes and specially built, aluminium transit boxes with foam inserts, you can have peace of mind that your equipment is as safe as can be.