We support using the best tool for the job. We provide custom cases made by a variety of vendors out of a variety of materials because of this. We provide cases built from high-density plywood reinforced with aluminum, rotomolded plastic, and other materials. But now, we’re going to discuss the advantages of aluminum-made bespoke cases.
What makes aluminum cases so desirable?
- Low weight, high strength
For the majority of the modern age, aluminum has been the material of choice for making aircraft. It is light and powerful. That same strength-to-weight ratio performs an excellent job of producing highly durable, protective bespoke cases with a minimum of weight, supporting high-performance aircraft as they hurtle through the sky.
- Clean and Simple to Decontaminate
A particularly smooth, impermeable, and long-lasting surface is aluminum. This makes it simple to keep it hygienic and clean. Aluminum casings are a wonderful choice for medical equipment and applications because of this, where sanitation and hygienic practices are important factors.
- Getting Beat Up Isn’t a Problem
Aluminum is a sturdy material that can withstand collisions and is excellent at shielding its contents. Aluminum can dent or deform when subjected to extremely high pressure. However, even that deformation itself absorbs energy to safeguard the contents of the casing.
- UV rays Not an Issue
When exposed to UV radiation from direct sunshine, many materials deteriorate over time. Many cases will fade and lose their potency if exposed to the sun for an extended period of time. An aluminum case will warm up if left outside in the sun. I think that’s it.
- High temperatures
Aluminum maintains its stability between -238°F and 302°F. The former is around 100° below the lowest temperature ever recorded, and the latter is very nearly 100° above the boiling point of water.
- Complete Recycling
Even though it’s likely that any aluminum case you purchase from us will outlive you, it’s still a good idea to know that aluminum is totally recyclable in case your needs change. A great decision for the environment and for a custom case.
Which aluminum casings are offered?
It is crucial to first provide a quick summary of the aluminum cases available before highlighting the primary advantages of aluminum cases.
Although there are a number of well-known producers of aluminum cases, including Bott and Maxado, Zarges is probably the name most often connected to these kinds of containers.
Zarges manufacture a variety of aluminum casing alternatives in addition to ladders and work platforms. This includes the popular K470 and Eurobox product lines (with the main difference between these being the use of metal or plastic components for handles, stacking corners etc.).
- Cases made of aluminum are surprisingly lightweight.
The extremely light weight of aluminum cases while maintaining their strength and rigidity is one of their main advantages.
For instance, the Eurobox and K470 series of Zarges aluminum enclosures have a density of roughly 2.6 to 2.8 grams per cubic cm. Despite having a density that is only around one-third that of steel, aluminum still has a good strength to weight ratio.
Aluminum cases are perfect because they are lightweight if keeping heavy or bulky objects inside the container is a priority or if transportation expenses are a factor. It also facilitates handling.
- Aluminum is not permeable to vapor.
Aluminum is vapor impermeable, thus any cases made from it will not allow moisture to seep through or diffuse through the surface.
In addition to this, and more generally, the majority of aluminum casings have welded construction, which makes them water vapor resistant. These kinds of cases frequently have a foam seal in the lid, which additionally guards against splashing and rain.
Aluminum cases have been widely utilized by sports teams, including all Premier League football clubs, and are a perfect option for purposes like transporting sports training equipment.
- Cases made of aluminum won’t rust!
The idea that aluminum cases will rust if they come into touch with water is a widespread one. In actuality, the aluminum’s surface will oxidize, and this layer of oxide will actually shield the case from corrosion and other harm.
Because of their excellent resistance to sea and saltwater, aluminum trunks and containers are ideal for use in a variety of fields, including offshore oil and gas, military and naval applications, as well as by civilians when yachting, sailing, fishing, or using in coastal areas.