Posted by Mark Dunford on January 30, 2016
ATA Cases, also commonly referred to as "road cases" or "flight cases", are custom fabricated cases built to ATA 300 Category I specifications. An ATA Spec 300 Category 1 certificate is specific for packaging in the Airline Industry that establishes requirements for the design and development of effective packaging for supplies and equipment shipped by airlines. Category 1 cases are designed to withstand 100 round trips. ATA cases are fabricated from panels joined by metal or plastic extrusions, molded plastic, or metal. Fabricated cases are typically made from panels constructed of two layers. An outer layer of ABS or fiberglass laminate is adhered to a middle layer of lightweight 3/16" to 1/2" plywood such as birch or maple. Inside the case is typically a polyethylene or polyurethane foam insert designed to cushion and provide shock absorption for the cases contents.
Some common uses for ATA cases include the protection and transport of audio visual equipment, musical instruments, wardrobe hair and makeup and any other sensitive equipment that must be transported from one location to another. ATA cases configured with rackmount rails are widely used for pro audio, lighting and sound recording equipment. Other common uses are for motion picture production, military, sports and medical equipment.
InCase Packaging LLC specializes in ATA cases designed for the most sensitive and delicate of instruments. We have designed hundreds of ATA cases over the years and we often recommend an ATA case, over a plastic molded case, as the ATA case is literally built around your equipment offering the best possible protection.
If you have a need for a custom ATA case please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619-786-5856
InCase Packaging LLC
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