When you need to move your machines consider the process first so that you know what to expect when your crate and skidding crews arrive. Most machines need some sort of software or mechanical servicing from a specialist prior to handling. It’s important to reference your manuals or if you don’t have one, contact your machine’s manufacturer for a copy. You can also convey your concerns to your CRN industrial moving consultant who can provide you with information and the process for relocating your machines.
Moving machinery begins with preparing the machine(s) for moving. After any specialty services have been conducted on your machinery, the skidding crew will begin constructing a custom-fit skid, which needs to be made to support a given machine’s weight and size. Skids can be built with shock absorption if needed so something to keep in mind. Once the skid has been built, it is common practice to secure and protect certain areas of machinery that may be sensitive. Special foam supports, bags or other materials are used for this purpose. Mylar protective barrier bags are used to wrap the machine and provide an airtight seal.
Once machinery has been fully prepped for relocation and placed on its skid, the crating begins. It’s important that your professional machine craters have the necessary skills and experience when constructing crates because they may need to meet specific crate shipping rules and regulations depending on the destination. Furthermore, you will want to ensure proper protection for your business’s assets. If you require, monitoring equipment can be installed inside crates to ensure smooth handling and shipping.
Skidding, crating and relocating machines can be a lengthily process from start to finish but with the right professionals, you’ll get the successful and efficient service you want. Choose CRN to provide your crating and skidding services and have your goals achieved from the best in the industry.