Strength and Durability of Peli – How Strong is Strong Enough?
30 June 2020 | Cases UK
Peli is known around the world for manufacturing market leading cases to any application that requires superior levels of protection and transportability.
We’ve seen Peli send its cases into space, with the Air 1485 reaching an altitude of 32.1km and returning to Earth having impressively survived the conditions.
However, how strong and durable is strong and durable enough for us on planet Earth? How have Peli achieved their product properties, and how much can they really withstand?
The whole purpose of a highly protective case is to (obviously) ensure the safety of its contents. But how have Peli produced something that can’t be matched by its rivals?
The answer comes in two parts, the manufacturing technology, and the material technology. Peli utilise a common manufacturing technique to produce their cases known as injection moulding. However, it’s this process combined with the super-durable copolymer Polypropylene material that ensures all Peli Cases can persevere any extreme conditions that it’s faced with.
Polypropylene is classed as a thermoplastic as opposed to a thermosetting plastic, meaning that its temperature resistance can therefore withstand higher temperatures without its structure or surface appearance being altered permanently. It offers a truly unique set of qualities for Peli Cases, including fantastic physical, chemical, mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties that also incorporate an incredible strength to weight ratio envied by other manufacturers.
What can this Polypropylene fight through?
Alongside additional product features, such as neoprene O-ring seals and stainless-steel padlock protectors, this Polypropylene structure from Peli has some highly impressive achievements to its name.
Polypropylene manufactured using injection moulding creates a perfectly watertight unit, standing the test of time in many industries. Peli have an IP67 (Ingress Protection, rate 67) certification, meaning its protection against liquids scores a rating of 7 out of a possible 8. This highly reliable enclosure can confidently be subjected to immersion in a various range of liquids, enough to withstand any possible scenario you may be faced with.
It’s hard to dispute that the Military and Aerospace industries aren’t the most demanding and volatile environments imaginable on the planet.
Peli have been no strangers to military operations across the world, with their cases being stamped with US Military approval (MIL C-4150J). These rigorous tests include evaluation of conditions including stacking, dropping, immersion, and humidity resistance. Peli units have also been approved even further, by the ATA (Air Transport Association), a specific approval for packaging in the Airline industry. Again, these evaluations include impact and drop resistance observations.
Over the course of Peli’s history, their equipment has been subjected to and developed against the most challenging, extreme conditions that the planet has to give, as well as the most diverse and violent scenarios our human world has to offer.
Having been approved for use within environments such as the Military, Aerospace, Aeronautics, Emergency Services and more, Peli products are being used daily across the world to protect the most valuable of contents and equipment. It safe to say that Peli is one of very few manufacturers that is definitely tough enough.
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