When it comes to traveling with an aluminium case, there are a few travel accessories that you may consider adding to your equipment list. Aluminium cases, themselves, are great. They’re versatile, strong, durable, and extremely customisable – and it’s this customisable factor that you should try to focus on when choosing travel accessories.
Aluminium cases can be adapted. They have a wide range of suitable inserts ready to pop straight into your case without waiting for anything other than the time it takes for the it to ship to you. Of course, there’s also the option of purchasing custom foam inserts for your case, which will take a little longer to design and manufacture. Inserts for aluminium cases include lid pockets and toolbags, as well as adjustable divider panels, plastic and foam inserts, boxes for small components, fire-resistant cushions, and sealable bags.
When it comes to travel accessories for your aluminium case, you’re likely to feel a bit spoilt for choice. From wheels to case trolleys, you’ll find everything that you could possibly need to make transporting your aluminium case that bit easier. There are even off-road wheel sets for that are suitable for every terrain.
Aluminium cases themselves aren’t heavy – with aluminium being one third the weight of steel – but if you’re transporting heavier goods, a trolley might not be a bad investment to make. Of course, a standard trolley with a handle requires you to still bear some of the weight of the load, but there are several types of dolly trolley which are the perfect solution to weightier loads that you need to move quickly or without the aid of a machine. These highly manoeuvrable dolly trolleys are indispensable, and very economical.
Need to lift your case but have nowhere to attach anything to your case to pull it up? Not a problem. You can even find lifting gear for aluminium cases. Specifically, a set of four lifting slings which can be attached to the corners of your case and used with rope and pulley systems.
If you’re concerned about the security of your belongings, there’s no need. Aluminium cases offer a variety of locks – including standard lock sets and electronic locks. You can also purchase armoured closing clasps and TSA shackle locks. Security can now be the last thing on your mind, and you can focus on getting your goods from A to B, rather than worrying about your case being opened and something going missing.
While we’re on the subject of your case being opened, one of the worst things that a professional will deal with is a case that won’t shut fully because one of their items is just slightly too bulky. For cases with a standard 54mm width comfort fastener, you can apply an additional spring protection piece which helps stop your case from bursting open. This piece of equipment consists of a two-catch anti-opening feature and two covering clips.
And lastly, when it comes to travelling with your cases, remember to anchor them down with stainless steel anchoring cables or a fixing bracket set to prevent cases slipping when in a vehicle.