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Prepping Industrial Computer Systems For New Building Moves

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Dismantling a facility for a full move or making parts available for reassembly can be difficult without a proper inventory and storage process. Unfortunately, unless your business has been taking down and putting up factories for decades, it may be difficult to have a practiced and reliable plan for moving. With computer systems, there's a lot of sensitive components an configuration issues that could ruin the computer rebuild at the new location if the right professionals aren't on the job. As you plan your move, consider a few computer system preparations that could make the transition and final build a lot easier.

Itemize And Package By Sensitivity

Desktop computers and laptops are sensitive, but they're not as difficult to deal with as consoles attached to big machinery. Thankfully, a few techniques for organizing and packaging can work for all computer levels.

The issue with taking apart certain components is that they can break apart easily during transit and during assembly. Even if you package the devices in a perfect form of protection, an accident during assembly due to a lack of experience, fatigue or a simple accident could result in expensive losses. Multiply this by all of the devices in your business and you have a potentially high computer replacement bill.

Although there are always exceptions to the rule, there are a few computer components that should be packaged carefully and separately, then prepared for later installation with a careful notice:

  • Processors. Processors connect to motherboards with pins that can easily bend or break. Although it is possible to bend the pins back in place, every motion against the pin can push it closer to breaking. The pin may eventually snap off during future removals.
  • Memory modules. Memory is generally a durable part of the computer building package, and some careless technicians may put the modules in their pockets. Unfortunately, the rectangular shape lends itself to easy breaking if packaged underneath other heavy objects.
  • Monitors. Although modern monitors are made of flexible screens, it's easy for the moving process to send a piercing corner or sharp projectile into the middle of the screen. Constant pressure from the corner of a box or heavy device can eventually push against the screen, and even if you don't see the damage while unpacking, you may be greeted with a colorful display of disaster when the power is turned on.

Rebuilding With Assembly-Line Logic

Computer unit assembly can be done in simple steps because the manufacturer uses efficient steps to get the product out quickly. Before your systems are taken apart, make sure that technicians take the time to reassemble a few of them in order to make the technical team familiar with building.

Although computer designs are standard, there are always manufacturer flaws that need to be accounted for:

  • Cards that can't slip in place because of a dented metal bracket.
  • Memory module banks that require more effort than usual because of extra plastic covering holes.
  • Power and data connectors with extra plastic blocking holes or broken tabs that no longer hold the metal pins in place.

There are many other issues that could plague your systems. Replacement may be necessary at some point, but if you need a rebuild plan, make sure to account for the flaws.

As you take the components apart, industrial movers need to be aware of how the system is organized. Keep each component of a specific unit together and marked in boxes if you want to avoid the wrong hard drive going into the wrong system. Contact industrial movers forindustrial moving in Vancouver to make them a part of the organization process for a more efficient move.