In 2014, two of the country’s premier custom case manufacturers decided to combine forces online. Now customers have access to both companies’ capabilities and expertise at a single online destination.
EPS has been engineering custom cases since 1992.
Our office is located in San Dimas, California, and we have sales facilities throughout the western United States. Our California manufacturing facility contains state-of-the-art water jet machines, steel rule die presses and CAD/CAM technologies to provide consistent, accurate foam cushions every time.
Founded in 1976, SCS has been engineering custom cases for more than 35 years. The company’s home office located in Chicago Illinois and offers the latest Water jet, Routered, Flash-Cut CNC, steel rule die foam cutting and CAD/CAM case design technologies. SCS serves customers throughout the Midwest, East Coast and Southeast with a network of qualified and experienced sales personnel.
The Custom Case Group follows the standards of ISO 19011:2011 and SAE AS9101D under the quality management system AS9120A.
Guidelines for auditing a quality management system developed by the International Organization for Standardization
Checklist of Aerospace Quality Standards established by the Society of Automotive Engineers International
Certification to the Quality Management System with a customer focus, top management involvement, a standard approach to process and continual improvement
DECODING THE CERTIFICATION
The acronym, such as ISO or SAE, tells you the name of the organization that has developed the body of standards for a specific industry.
ISO stands for the International Organization for Standardization. The ISO develops international standards for products, services and business practices, which are published upon consensus from its global members. These standards ensure that products are safe and reliable. They also give companies a method for constant improvement and help ensure that these companies are consistently meeting their customers’ needs and requirements.
Companies that are certified to ISO’s quality management standards conform to international best practices to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
The numbers that follow the ISO acronym specify the type of management system a company has adopted. The ISO 19011:2011 is a set of guidelines for auditing a quality management system.
SAE stands for the Society of Automotive Engineers International, which publishes standards for engineering professionals in a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace and commercial vehicles.
The AS prefix is used for Aerospace Quality Standards, and the number following the prefix tells you the name of the specific document in the collection of standards. The AS9101D is the checklist of standards encompassed in the SAE Aerospace Quality Standards.
The AS9120A is a company-level certification based on the standard published by SAE titled, “Quality Management Systems – Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense Distributors”.
Pelican-Hardigg, whose products are used and sold by EPS and SCS, also holds a distinction of being certified to ISO 9001:2008. This standard includes a quality management system that focuses on customer service and continual improvement.
TESTING TO CERTIFICATIONS
Sometimes our custom cases must pass muster for the different industries in which they will be applied. At EPS and SCS, we do a number of tests to ensure that your custom case is shockproof, waterproof, dustproof, or meets other specific industry standards.
Some of the common certifications for custom cases include:
- Def Stan 81-41/STANAG 4280
- MIL C-4150J
- ATA 300
- ASTM D775 – Drop
- ASTM D951 – Water Resistance
- ASTM D999 – Vibration
When you call us for a custom case, we can help you choose the type of case that best suits your application–plastic, aluminum or wood/composite. Our design staff uses a variety of materials and methods, including rotational molding, injection molding, blow molding, formed aluminum and plywood fabrication, to construct the right case for your needs.
Our cases come in a variety of sizes and dimensions, so whether you’re looking for a lightweight, portable case or a heavy-duty shipping case, we’ve got the options you need. We can customize the features of any case to provide you with a solution for any specific requirements. Some of our customizations have included designing exterior ports for electronic connections and installing cooling fans to keep the case contents operational with the case lid closed.
We use the latest, state-of-the-art equipment and technology in providing you with a custom case.
Our custom foam capabilities ensure that your valued goods and equipment are protected and secure under any conditions. Our engineers use foam-fabricating equipment, including steel die cutting, water jet cutting and router and FlashCut CNC cutting machines, and CAD/CAM software to customize case interiors. Our technology allows us to construct the type of foam you need as well as cut the foam to your specifications.
- Our steel die cutting machines create precise and accurate shapes in the foam interior to fit your equipment.
- Our water jet cutting machines can handle intricate designs with precision and allow for shorter lead times.
- Our FlashCut CNC machines provide the ultimate control in precision-cutting and are used for a wide variety of applications.
- With CAD/CAM software, we have the capability to take a concept from design to production seamlessly.
We’re proud to be certified to standards under the ISO for a range of industries, from health care to aerospace, and to meet mil-specs and other standards for the military and government.
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