In That Case, Shipping's Easy

Logistics.  Shipping.  Mobilization.  It can go by a lot of names, but moving equipment from one location to another is often overlooked when planning remote visual inspection (RVI) projects.  In reality, though, it is one of the most critical aspects of any job, and should be planned very carefully; after all, if the equipment shows up broken, the job may be over before it even starts.

The Crystal Cam systems are designed to be rugged; they can take the abuse that comes with working in some of the world’s most challenging and hazardous environments.  But sending equipment via courier – whether it is on a truck, plane or ship – exposes it to other physical dangers not typical of most operating environments.  Given the value of the equipment, a little extra attention is usually a good idea (and a worthwhile investment).

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Take this case in point - one of our customers recently shipped their miniature tether reel to our Canadian headquarters, without adequate packaging.  The result? Unnecessary damage in transit, that resulted in an expensive and easily avoidable repair bill.   As the images show, poor packaging can have a direct effect on your bottom line.

That is why we strongly recommend taking the extra time and attention to detail when packaging your equipment for transport.   Always keep the foam inserts that get shipped with the product or system, and wherever possible use the original packaging to replicate how the unit was received initially.

And remember, when you purchase your Crystal Cam equipment, we also offer custom fit hard-shell shipping cases specifically designed to ensure the safety of the systems while in transit.  To learn more about the options we offer, or any of our other products, contact us today at info@crystal-cam.com or 250-244-1838.