The amount of components handled in workshops is immense. Due to the inherent fragility and sensitivity of many of these items close monitoring is necessary.
Machinery can include anything from computers to heavy-duty equipment. There are strict requirements for transporting and storing machinery, since machinery is manufactured from a variety of materials. These materials include metals (with or without anticorrosion protection), plastics, ceramics, etc. It is integral that all safety standards are assessed and met before the shipping of each type of material.
All high quality-machinery should be continuously measured and the data recorded in regards to any stresses imposed by storing or shipping. This includes impact points (or the “joints” of mechanical moving parts), stress under acceleration, temperature, pressure, moisture and humidity.
Machinery must also be protected by specific packaging containers. These containers include wooden boxes, crates, corrugated boards, and millboard structures. Information about the machinery and its parts should be clearly displayed on its packaging.
Means of transport should also be secure and guarantee the safety of each packaged machine. This means that the proper handling from storage to cargo ship or vehicle must include the adept machinery and trained professional to move the machinery.