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Moving Tech Equipment Takes More Than Fragile Stickers


Moving fragile objects is a fairly common concept, but it isn't enough for some things. Computers, copiers, televisions, and other electronics have a few issues that are a bit more complicated than wrapping everything with bubble wrap. Here are a few technology moving details to help you understand what could go wrong, and to give you an idea of what movers will do to keep your tech safe.

Why Isn't Bubble Wrap Enough?

Bubble wrap, packing peanuts, and other insulation techniques are designed to protect fragile objects such as clay or sensitive products in soft containers. The main goal is to stop objects from getting crushed, or from causing objects with low shatter points (such as thin drinking glasses) from breaking if a box is dropped or if there are unavoidable road hazards that cause bumps.

The problem is that with computers and many other electronics, the outside shell isn't the problem. It's still a good idea to wrap the device with some sort of insulation, but that's mostly a cosmetic protection. Scratches and dents may be stopped, but that's nothing compared to the internal damage.

If a computer is dropped, there are parts inside that can keep moving with the impact. Basic padding won't stop the inner components from moving around; at best, the shock from hitting a surface will be weakened, but not necessarily enough to matter.

Drives may fly out of their storage bays, or fragile boards may shatter or crack against their bolts or screws. You need to protect the objects inside if the devices can't be easily repaired or replaced within budget.

Protecting Hollow Objects With Inner Components

For some hollow objects, you can solve the problem by stuffing the inside of the object with insulation. This will keep the components in place to a point, and will stop the components from flying around inside the object.

Unfortunately, this can be risky with electronics. Many insulation materials will generate static, which is as bad as a lightning strike hitting the electronics. You can either remove the inner components with the help of a skilled technician, or ask a moving company for their own solutions.

Such solutions include using trucks that have motion-isolating/shock-absorbing beds or shock-absorbing containers. If you have displays such as televisions, monitors, or mobile devices, there are also specific slots that can arrange multiple displays in a safe pattern.

Contact a moving company representative to discuss other ways to keep your tech safe.


14 December 2017