Computers and Electronic Equipment Packaging Guidelines
- All materials should be shrink-wrapped or boxed and placed on pallets that are no larger than 42" by 42".
- Alternatively, Gaylord boxes may be used for equipment storage. Gaylord boxes must be placed on pallets.
- All loose boxes placed on pallets should be shrink-wrapped.
- All pallets with stacked equipment should have a bottom layer of cardboard.
- Do not let equipment or boxes overhang the pallet.
Be certain to label each pallet and/or large items sent separately with the Lot number obtained from your ISSM representative.
2. Packaging and Storage of Monitors.
- Place a layer of cardboard on the pallet, followed by a layer of thin foam or bubble wrap on top of the cardboard.
- First layer of monitors: place the monitors with screen facing down on top of the thin foam or bubble wrap. There should be six (6) to nine (9) 14" or 15" monitors per layer, 17" monitor units will vary. Do not let units over hang pallet. Next, place another flat piece of cardboard and another layer of foam or bubble wrap.
- Second layer: Again, place monitors with screen facing down on top of the thin layer of foam or bubble wrap. Next, place another flat piece of cardboard and another layer of foam or bubble wrap.
- Third layer: Again, place monitors with screen facing down on top of the thin layer of foam or bubble wrap.
IMPORTANT: If using a pallet jack to load monitors onto a truck with a tailgate lift, do not stack more than three layers on each pallet.
If using a standard dock high truck a fourth layer of monitors may be added. Place another flat piece of cardboard and another layer of foam or bubble wrap. Place fourth layer of monitors with screen facing down on top of the thin layer of foam or bubble wrap. Tightly shrink wrap all layers onto the pallet.
NOTE: You may need to unscrew the cable connectors from the back of the monitors. Pack these with peripherals, (see peripherals below.) Avoid damaging monitor bases. If you are using boxes to pack the monitors, only remove the base if absolutely necessary. Removal is typically done by compressing clips and sliding the monitor off the base. If unscrewing the base is required, you must reinsert the screws into their original slots after removing the base. All removed bases should remain on top of or in the same box with the monitors from which they were removed. Leave power cords on the Monitors.
3. Computers, Central Processing Units
- All desktop, personal and other computers can be mixed and stacked on pallets.
- No cardboard is required between layers.
- Pallets should not be stacked higher than 5 feet.
- Shrink wrap the entire pallet when loaded.
- If more than one pallet is to be shipped, it is helpful if lower-end units and higher-end units, such as those to be considered for Asset Recovery Credit (See Asset Management Program information) are segregated onto separate pallets.
4. Printers, Fax Machines, Copiers and Miscellaneous Equipment
- Whenever possible, printers and miscellaneous equipment should be individually boxed.
- Place the heaviest equipment on the bottom layers and when possible remove all paper trays.
- If boxes are not available, printer equipment should be stacked with a layer of cardboard between each layer (with foam or bubble wrap, if possible).
- Do not damage trays or paper feeders on tops or sides of units.
- Do not stack more than three layers.
Place keyboards, mice, speakers and other peripheries in boxes.
Stack boxes on pallets and shrink wrap.
6. Customized Depositions
- Customers with mainframes, analytical, medical, diagnostic equipment and customer specialized equipment should contact 5R Processors, Ltd. directly about shipping and packing requirements.
- Remember, you are responsible for inventorying your equipment prior to shipment unless you contract with 5R Processors, Ltd.