Shipping a Tek 4115
innfoclassics at gmail.com
Sat Jan 7 03:06:19 CST 2006
I have shipped Tek 4115s. Is it a two piece upright 4115 or the two
piece 4115B? In both cases they are aluminum and not plastic, and
probably have to go freight.
The Upright I would wrap in large bubblewrap to protect the
connectors, wrap the front and back of the monitor and wrap and box
the keyboard and cables.
Retract the keyboard table. I would remove the front plate covering
the card cage and put pink anti stat large bubble over the cards and
then put the front plate back on to hold the cards in place.
I would tape or strap a band around the bottom where the card cage is.
to hold it together.
Put it on a normal pallet with cardboard underneath so the wheels
won't roll. Or lay it on its back. Put the monitor flat on the pallet
behind the stand if upright or beside if you lay the stand down.. If
upright rest it on a couple of pieces of wood you can take all the
pressure off the wheels which are actually quite fragile.
Then protect it with double layer cardboard cut to fit the CPU/stand
and and also the monitor (bubble in-between). Then make a double
layer cardboard box around it, put corner protectors on the top and
strap it tightly to the pallet with at least two or three bands.
Do not leave the monitor on the stand. Even if it is shrink wrapped on
it will move as it has lots of mass and becomes top heavy. They must
If it is the two piece (my favorite) you need a different pallet as
the pieces go side by side.
I don't think I would put the tube face down as the mounts are
aluminum and much stronger. I would also not box and ship by UPS, not
sure you can because of size and weight.
Again protect the cards with internal pink anti stat bubble and put
the case back together. More bubble to protect the face of the tube
and the connectors on both and cover with heavy cardboard. Wrap, with
large bubble, the keyboard separately and box with the interconnect
The front of the CPU box will pop out to display the 8 inch drives.
Protect the front with bubble and cardboard and run a strap around the
box to hold it together so it won't pop open.
Place the CPU box on the pallet. Put cardboard under the wheels so it
won't roll when you don't want it to. Place the Monitor on the pallet
with the keyboard and cable box in-between. Wrap all in more double
weight cardboard, put on corner protectors and strap to the pallet
with two parallel straps.
You can also use a short gaylord, a pallet size cardboard box usually
used to hold bulk products. Protect each of the three pieces in it as
mentioned above. Lock them in the gaylord with hard foam cut to fit so
they won't move. Strap the box to the pallet.
If you put an upright 4115 in a Gaylord you can lay the Card cage
stand flat on its back. You should have already protected the
connectors with bubble and heavy cardboard before you lay it down.
You want to strap it tightly with the force pulling the units down. It
should survive fine.
In my storage container I have extra cards to ugrade one to a 4128 I think.
Who is asking the big bucks? Reply privately, please, if you want to
tell me. Or if you have specific questions.
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