Packaging: How We Do It

The Basics:

Nothing is worse than waiting for a hardware delivery only for it to arrive broken. Even worse is when the damage is not visible and the hardware is installed into the device. The resulting system failure can lead to hours of frustrated troubleshooting. All of this frustration could have been avoided if only the hardware had been packaged properly. This is why thomastech focuses on packing deliveries properly so that your hardware arrives in perfect working order.

Helping you keep your systems running and data moving is thomastech’s number one priority. In order to help you get your systems running faster, thomastech uses a custom packaging process designed to protect your equipment. thomastech has had over a decade to perfect its shipping procedures, which allows us to better assist you.

Our process of shipping at thomastech is a combination of skillful hands, plenty of cushioning (where applicable), quality packaging, and wise shipping partnerships. Each product has a different packaging process, which demonstrates our dedication to getting what you need when you need it in good, working condition. We want to help you focus on keeping data moving within your organization and make your job as easy as possible.

Packaging Methods:

Here at thomastech, we ship hundreds of drives each day. We devised a 6-step packaging process that is both safe and efficient.

Drives:

Below is the process we take to keep the hard drives safe and in working condition so they are ready to install upon arrival.

Single Drives

STEPS

      1. Shape single drive box to prepare for shipping.
      2. Place padding/foam on the inside of the box on the bottom to protect the drive.
      3. Place the sealed drive on top of padding.
      4. Double padding added on top of the drive to add further protection.
      5. Close box and apply tape to properly seal
      6. On the box, multiple labels are added to notify the carrier of the fragile contents.

Multiple Drives

STEPS

      1. Shape a 12x12x12 shipping box.
      2. Double padding is then placed on the bottom of the box.
      3. Next, the honeycomb dividers are assembled and placed into the box.
      4. All the sealed drives are inserted into the honeycomb divider.
      5. Padding is added to the top of the honeycomb and the box is sealed
      6. On the box, multiple labels are added to notify the carrier of the fragile contents.

Enclosures

Here at thomastech, we ensure safe shipping for our customers. When we ship out enclosures, we handle them with caution and pack them with extra cushioning. 

STEPS

      1. We start by shaping a 36x24x12 box.
      2. Three insta-foam packets are inserted into the bottom of the box.
      3. We place the enclosure onto the insta-foam packets so they expand around the enclosure creating a form-fitting cushion for maximum protection.
      4. Next an additional four packets of insta-foam are added to the corners to secure it and keep it from moving. This provides 360 degrees of protection, stabilizing the enclosure and removing motion within the box. 
      5. The box is now sealed with tape and prepared for shipping.
      6. Multiple labels are added onto the outside of the box to notify the carrier of the fragile contents.

Systems with Nodes

STEPS

      1. We start off by using one of our custom-made crates for systems with nodes.
      2. Next, two foam strips are inserted to protect the system from the bottom of the crate during transportation.
      3. Now that the crate is prepped, the system with the nodes is placed on top of the foam strips.
      4. On top of the system, a sheet of bubble wrap is placed.
      5. To secure the system, two narrow boards are nailed into the crate to keep the system in place. The remaining cables and supplies are added into the package. 
      6. The package is finally ready for shipment and the lid is nailed on top and labelling added.