Picking the Right Foam
Calculate the Foam Load
To calculate the foam load for your equipment, you need two numbers. The weight of your equipment, and the surface area of the side of your equipment that will be resting on the foam.
Once you know that information, you can use the following formula to calculate your foam load:
Equipment Weight (in lbs.) ÷ Side Surface Area (in ft2) = Foam Load.
The process will be repeated for each side of your equipment to make sure your case is providing appropriate protection no matter how it’s sitting.
Determine the Proper Foam Type & Density
Different types of foam have different characteristics and applications. Once our engineers have determined your equipment’s foam load, they’ll evaluate the proper foam type and density.
Assess Your Equipment's Fragility
Different equipment have different levels of fragility. In the industry, we assign a number to each piece of equipment, called a “G-Factor,” directly related to the g-forces that a piece of equipment can experience without sustaining damage. The more data we have about a piece of equipment, the more accurate a g-factor we can assign to it. In some large-scale projects where obtaining an accurate g-factor is critical, we might even use laboratory testing, where equipment is subjected to a series of gradually stronger impacts to precisely determine its g-factor.