Orphan Espresso packing your machine to ship

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Paolo

Postby Paolo » Sep 28, 2016, 5:22 pm

I can't find this excellent guide on how to pack a machine that will survive freight company's care.

Does anyone have a copy (or similar) that they could post here?

Many thanks,
Paolo

CSME9

Postby CSME9 » Sep 28, 2016, 5:44 pm


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dominico
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Postby dominico » Sep 28, 2016, 8:02 pm

Packing espresso equipment for shipment

It's one of the first links in the first post.
http://bit.ly/29dgjDW
Il caffè è un piacere, se non è buono che piacere è?

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TomC
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Postby TomC » replying to dominico » Sep 28, 2016, 8:41 pm

The problem is, that (OE) link has been dead for a while.

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HB
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Postby HB » Sep 28, 2016, 9:29 pm

I've updated the post Dominick cited to remove the reference of Orphan Espresso's dead page.
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Paolo

Postby Paolo » Sep 29, 2016, 8:15 pm

To reply to my own request....I think that I have found the excellent OE advice that I was looking for.

Here it is for anyone else who is interested:-

On shipping.... prosumer class machines survive the journey via UPS or FedEX by professional packing and some internal considerations to the the construction of the machine. On the professional packing, this would be form fitting styrofoam inserts or Instapak foam cocooning the machine in an inner box, packaging the loose bits in a smaller separate box (like the portafilter handles, baskets, etc.), and double boxing with isolating foam corners or Instapak (both preferable) or peanuts between the inner and outer box. In regards to internal considerations, I mean things like boiler mounting brackets, frame construction methods, constrained rotary pumps and the like being designed to withstand the rigors of shipping. A lot of these internal details were not taken into consideration on commercial machines as they were never meant to be shipped this way. They are also, bigger, heavier and more expensive, so freight is a better option.


Thanks CSME9 for your help..

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dominico
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Postby dominico » Sep 29, 2016, 11:02 pm

Well, as they say, with today's technology nothing is lost forever (except Hillary's emails)

So here's an archived snapshot of OE's packaging instructions from 2014: http://wayback.archive.org/web/20140424 ... 550-1.html
http://bit.ly/29dgjDW
Il caffè è un piacere, se non è buono che piacere è?

Paolo

Postby Paolo » replying to dominico » Sep 29, 2016, 11:33 pm

EXCELLENT!!! I was hoping that they were out there somewhere!
Thanks for going to the trouble of finding and publishing them, Dominico...