Protechnic Ltd

Based in Somerset, Protechnic Ltd can supply transit cases and machined foam products for. Our range includes Flight Cases, Exo Cases, Smart Cases and an extensive range of moulded cases to satisfy almost any application across a vast range of industries.

Protechnic Ltd are  world leaders in the manufacture of bespoke cases and foam inserts to protect your valuables assets in transit. Our skilled team of design engineers work with the latest 3D CAD systems to create bespoke cases and foam inserts to meet your requirements. Our capabilities include CNC machining, high pressure water jet cutting. high resolution UV printing, laser cutting and etching, 3D printing. Our top quality, bespoke cases and inserts are proudly designed, engineered and made in the UK.

Multipad

Multipad produces a range of products for the safe transportation, charging and synchronisation of USB chargeable devices. The cases are manufactured in the UK by our parent company - Protechnic Ltd and there is a range of products to suit most mobile applications. Our range is constantly evolving and we have recently added a new basket design to our range.

 

Aimed mainly at school IT, there are many applications in industry and the NHS, in fact anywhere that requires the safe storage and transportation of USB devices.  

Multipad

Foam Engineering

Foam engineering is a very broad subject with far-reaching consequences in the world of packaging. We at Protechnic pride ourselves in the fact that we approach this subject with a solid engineering foundation. We have a full range of process machinery at our disposal from CNC machining centres, CNC water jet cutting, high-frequency CNC knife cutting, laser cutting and etching, die-cutting to name a few. Each process has its own particular merits but before we start a packaging design, we examine the properties of the product to be transported, explore the methods of transit and determine the loading that the product may endure during transit.

The main purpose of a packaging design must be to ensure that the products arrive at their destination in full working order and without damage, it is essential to establish how vulnerable a product is, this is often referred to as fragility measured in g, this is the amount of force applied as either shock or vibration that a product can sustain without damage. All products would have a fragility level and the ability of the packaging to attenuate the shock as a result of the transit method is critical to the design. Each method of transit, whether it be road, rail, sea or air, has its own signature in terms of shock and vibration and there will always be some compromise between shock – very low frequency, high amplitude and vibration – high frequency, low amplitude but, with sophisticated modelling software and the use of engineering foam products, it is possible to arrive at a solution that will ensure your products arrive at their destination in perfect condition time after time.

There is a vast range of engineering solutions to attenuate shock and vibration, if the design calls for a foam solution we are able to specify the type and grade of foam from both open and closed cell polyethylene to open cell polyester and polyurethane, we can also specify conductive, anti-static and flame-retardant foams. We are also able to specify multi colour foams, very useful from an aesthetics point of view but also in terms of utility, a high contrast colour, black against yellow, for example, gives an instant visual indication that an item is missing from the package, often used in tool control settings particularly in aerospace applications but also used in emergency service applications that can be operating in low light levels. There are circumstances where the combination of product weight, fragility and shock level preclude the use of an engineered foam solution and, in those circumstances, we are able to use shock and vibration rubber dampers, we have, on occasion, used spring and damper solutions for extreme applications.

We have a high level of expertise within our ‘in house’ CAD and engineering capability that allows us to fully engineer a solution for most applications but we are also able to draw on the knowledge of a wide range of industry experts for the most extreme applications. We are very happy to discuss any foam engineering application you may have.

Foam Engineering

Flight Cases

Protechnic have been manufacturing flight cases for over 35 years. Our innovative flight cases are designed and manufactured in our factory in the UK. Flight case is a term that was originally inspired by the rock and roll era of the 1950's in the USA and has remained virtually unchanged to this day. At the earliest stages of Protechnic we looked ate the established design with a view to reducing weight and increasing strength to meet the exacting demands of the MOD, Oil and Gas, Aerospace ans Scientific instrument industries. 

To the untrained eye our cases look very similar to other flight cases but beneath the surface there are several unique features that make our cases stronger and lighter without a cost penalty . Our inhouse foam engineering capability allows us to design and manufacture flight cases to meet your exact requirements. 

Flight Cases

Cases and Foam Inserts

Bespoke CasesInstrument CasesBespoke Foam Inserts
Drone CasesiPad/Tablet CasesSoft Bags
Peli CasesTablet CasesUV Printing
Camera CasesCharging CasesBespoke Design
Bespoke Flight CasesPlastic CasesSpecialist Cases
Tool CasesLaptop BagsRifle Cases
Flight CasesNetbook CasesGoPro Cases
Music CasesBespoke Foam Case InsertsBow Cases
Audio Equipment Cases3D Printed PartsStereolithography
Cases and Foam Inserts

Exo Case

Exo Case is the flagship product for Protechnic, offering all of the strength of the traditional flight case with the durability of injection moulding. The Exo Case is a patented product and both the name and logo are protected under the Trades Marks Registry, the case design was originally conceived for military applications and has been tested to Def. Stan 81-41 level J. The Exo Case offers a unique combination of strength, durability and configuration allowing us to produce a case to almost any size to meet the most exacting applications.

The Exo case is now used across the world in some very diverse applications. Coupled with our foam engineering and printing capabilities, we believe that the Exo case offers a unique combination of attributes in the world of re-useable transit solutions.    

Exo Case

Smart Case

The Smart Case is designed by Protechnic Ltd and is a UK designed and manufacture product. Originally conceived as an alternative to the flight case where appearance is the main consideration. We were asked to produce cases for demonstration applications where aesthetics, cost effectiveness and weight were of paramount importance. We also wanted to use the latest materials technology allowing us to bond the panels into the extrusions, the specially formulated adhesive gives the Smart and unparalleled strength to weight ratio.

Our in house high resolution UV printing and CNC foam engineering allows us to produce the complet bespoke package for you equipment.

   

Smart Case

Peli Cases

Protechnic are able to offer the full range of Peli cases at the most competitive prices. Peli cases are renowned for being the world’s toughest cases. These virtually indestructible cases are trusted by the military, emergency services and many other industries from all over the world. Not only are they the very best of rugged cases available on the market, they’re also the best waterproof, dustproof and shockproof cases on offer – protecting vital gear and equipment against the elements.

The Peli case comes with a lifetime guarantee and are rated at IP67 making them dust tight and waterproof to a depth of 1m. Peli cases are considered as the gold standard of injection moulded cases with a 40 year legacy, Peli cases are continuing to improve and develop their range, the full range can be seen at  https://www.pelican.com/.

At Protechnic we can take the Peli case into a fully developed product with our in house foam engineering capability.

Check out our range of peli cases available for next day shipping here,

Need a custom insert? give Protechnic a call today to discuss your requirements with a member of our team on 01275 811 310 or email sales@protechnic.com.

 

 

Peli Cases

Nanuk Cases

Plasticase initially started manufacturing plastic cases in 1984 under the name ​of ​Resentel Ltd. A few years later, after the company’s ownership was restructured, Plasticase emerged with a clear​er ​mission: design, engineer​,​ and manufacture the highest quality injection molded plastic cases in the world. ​By initially establishing a parallel with the success and trend ​that had been​ created by ​Swatch​ (​a brand of​ plastic watches made in Switzerland), ​our​ first product initiative made its debut as a fashion accessory and was sold as a cool “must​-​have” case for students and young adults through upscale department stores, trendy design shops​,​ and fashion accessory boutiques.

 Not long after the release of our ​first product, the 639 attaché​ ​case, the line ​grew​ to over 20 sizes and styles adapted to a wide variety of users with a clear focus on the needs of the B2B market. As the company evolved, demand for an innovative line of robust​,​ waterproof cases became evident. Plasticase moved forward with a bold response: NANUK “The Evolution of Protection”​—​a complete line of waterproof and impact resistant protective cases rated for military, law enforcement​​ and professional users.

 With innovative features like the patented PowerClaw latch, ​th​e rugged NK-7 resin​,​ and a ​distinct​ style, NANUK instantly earned global recognition while capturing significant international market share. NANUK professional protective cases are now distributed in over 50 countries worldwide.

 Plasticase has the in-house ability to design and manufacture innovative custom solutions for companies ​that​ are looking for new ways of adding value to their products. Plasticase’s state of the art production facilities and multidisciplinary teams include specialists in thermoplastics engineering and tooling, industrial design, mold making, graphic design​,​ and manufacturing.

 Plasticase has what it takes to be part of your team and contribute to your success.

Check out our range of nanuk cases available for next day shipping here,

Need a custom insert? give Protechnic a call today to discuss your requirements with a member of our team on 01275 811 310 or email sales@protechnic.com.

Nanuk Cases

B&W Cases

For decades now, the outdoor.cases produced by B&W International – the specialist case manufacturer based in Ibbenbüren, Germany – have been synonymous with security, stability and quality. Not only are they dustproof and waterproof, they are also able to withstand even significant impact – making them ideal for use in military environments. Already suitable for transporting high-value appliances, type 6000 cases are now also capable of carrying dangerous goods. This feature has been certified through extensive testing conducted by Germany’s Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM).

Known as 4H2, the new certification that the cases have earned is only awarded once a product has passed a range of type examination tests based on Chapter 6.1 of the ADR (European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road). A case is subjected to various phases of testing in this process. Following the comprehensive type examination, its material properties are identified. The type 6000 case shell – made from high-quality polypropylene – and the automatic air pressure compensation valve proved the security and quality standards that this case delivers. These are features that are shared by other B&W International outdoor.cases too, including type 5500 and type 6800. After the properties of the type 6000 case had been analysed, the next stage involved a stacking test and a drop test, during which the case was cooled to a temperature of -20°C. The case was able to withstand a stacking load of 400 kilograms when lying flat – and it also emerged successfully from the drop test conducted in its frozen state, in which it was dropped in five positions from heights of up to 1.80 metres. Once the tests were complete, looking inside the case revealed that both the exterior and interior had remained intact – living up to the manufacturer’s mission statement.

Thanks to BAM having awarded them 4H2 certification, type 6000 cases are now suitable for military applications that involve handling dangerous goods on a day-to-day basis. This type of accreditation is required by the UN, and provides information about the type of dangerous goods packaging and its materials, whether it involves packaging group X (significant danger), Y (moderate danger) or Z (low danger), the gross weight that the packaging and contents must not exceed, the substance category, the year of manufacture, the country in which the certification was granted, the certifying body, the certification number, and the abbreviation denoting the manufacturer and testing institute.

B&W Cases

Zarges Cases

Zarges offer a vast range of aluminium products for virtually any industry or application. As a top tier distributor of Zarges cases Protechnic can not only offer the full Zarges product range but we can customise the products with bespoke foam machining. The Zarges cases are used extensively in Aviation, MOD, Police, Emergency Services and many more.  

 

 

 

https://www.zarges.com/uk/products/

Zarges Cases

Tekno Cases

The Tekno case is ideally suited to applications for samples and demonstrations equipments.  Merging highest functionality with a contemporary design: The plastic case TEKNO offers protection for sensitive products, but at the same time it features a durable advertising medium, guaranteed to attract high-level attention.  These cases are available 8 standard colours
Select your favourite case size from 15 TEKNO sizes.

Interior foam engineering and in house printing means that Protechnic can offer a customised solution at very competitive price point.

 

Tekno Cases

Excellent Cases

The Excellent case from Maxado is a steady and solid series and  has a strong and solid appearance. In the larger models the sidewalls have been produced with a wafer structure to create even more stability.

Thanks to new production technologies we are able to realize a fantastic price/quality relation. Both the price and the quality of the Excellent cases make them very suitable to be used for the presentation of your product or as a solution to your packaging project.

As a result of the large interior dimensions even the most voluminous parts can be stored and transported effortlessly. Optionally full-colour print can be applied on both the interior and exterior.

Protechnic Ltd can customise the cases with CNC machined foam interior inserts

 

Excellent Cases

SPI Cases

The Maxado SPI Cases consist of classic, timeless cases with a number of exceptional advantages. The case can be opened at 90 degrees and has metal hinge pins.

The series consists of 8 standard dimensions and every dimension is available in 9 standard colours. You can give the standard case a personal touch by matching the colour of the locks and the colour of the case with your company logo. In this way your packaging solution is an added value for your product within your market segment.

You can even increase the value of your case by using our in house printing and CNC foam insert machining services. 

SPI Cases

Transit Cases

Protechnic have been manufacturing specialist cases in the UK for over 30 years and during that time have developed a number of unique products that are ideally suited for the safe protection of equipment in transit. Keith Judson MD takes up the story:

It takes a long time to build a company from a standing start and even longer to establish a reputation for quality and service, but I am proud to say that Protechnic has become one of the industry leaders in bespoke case design and manufacture. Much has changed since the inception of Protechnic some 30 years ago, but we still hold true to our values of continual development and improvement, one of our axioms is that 'you should not let your last good idea be your last good idea' and our expert team of engineers are always looking for ways to develop our products, and incorporate the latest materials technology, our design ethos is to make our cases stronger, lighter and more cost effective, always with a keen eye on what the customer needs. 

 

In our quest for excellence we have such pioneering products as the Smart Case, Exo Case, Nio Case, MultiPad. The Exo Case, in particular, is a patented product and is truly ground-breaking in the world of transit cases and enclosures. The Case system is modular and very configurable allowing us to make cases to suit a vast range of applications, our 19” rack frame products are ideal for the safe protection of rack mounted equipment in transit. We take great pride in the quality and service, and accordingly we are ISO 9015 accredited, and we are fully committed to the concepts of continual improvement as enshrined in the latest ISO standard.

We know from experience that a successful company is not just about great products - it is about the ability to connect with and listen to the needs of our customers. Our bespoke design and finish service enables us to fully customise our solutions to match the technical requirements. It is testament to our customer service that we are still supplying some very long-standing customers from the early days of Protechnic. 

 

Together with our bespoke products, we have a vast range of injection moulded, vacuum formed and roto moulded cases that enable us to offer the perfect solution across many industries including, oil and gas, aerospace, MOD, medical, automotive and many more, in fact just about any application that requires the safe transit of equipment. Our capability extends to foam engineering and, we are able to specify and design the case interior to suit the requirement, based on the fragility of the equipment to be housed and the shock/vibration characteristics of the application.

Our product designs are driven by our customers, from a simple transit case to very involved designs for transporting highly valuable and delicate equipment.  We treat every requirement with the same ideology – what would be the best solution for our customer. There are many drivers in a case design, it may be cost, strength, weight, protection, aesthetics, timescale and we operate in a very wide range of industries that bring their own particular demands, but our skilled team of design engineers will establish the essential criteria in sufficient detail to allow our estimators to offer the most competitive solution.

Transit Cases

Portable Social Distancing Screens

Portable Social Distancing Screens – Covid-19 Protection

Help Prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect your employees with these protective screens!

Instant privacy anywhere with these sturdy and featherweight protective screens. Upgrade desk and seating space to social distancing areas with portable pop-up barriers. These sturdy and featherlight protective screens are a quick and easy solution for instant privacy anywhere.

For a fast and simple way to create workspaces that conform to social distancing, the new PB series is ideal.
Constructed from 100% recyclable high-tech polypropylene panels, they’re super tough, ultra-light and simple to clean with just soap and water.

Choose from two convenient heights, both offering a four-panel concertina action that expands instantly to create a private barrier. Our new Livehinge™ construction means panels freely fold back and forth without old-style mechanical hinges that can wear down and are difficult to clean thoroughly.

Both sizes of screens are available in black, grey and blue to meet a range of requirements such as webcam background editing.

Great for preventing contact in a shared space like offices, factories or public areas.

The PB series Portable Social Distancing Screens are carry-anywhere and deploy instantly to give privacy and act as a barrier whenever you need. They can be packed down flat when stored so minimal space is needed and are easy to keep sanitised thanks to the textured polypropylene surface.

Portable Social Distancing Screens

Protechnic Ltd Overview

250 PRODUCTS / SERVICES
35 EMPLOYEES
1987 YEAR FOUNDED