SKB Evolves to Higher Survival Standard with New Line of Kodiak Shock Rack-Mounted Cases

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Hardshell protection of portable technology is the natural selection for music, film, military and other industries that rough it in the field.

When taking business on the road, everyone wants to make it home in one piece with their database intact. That's why SKB developed Kodiak mobile shock rack mounted case technology. These evolutionary all-terrain portables meet every challenge with tough exteriors and rugged, uncompromising interior rack frames. They were built to fulfill one's primary need: survival.

Rack-mount models are used mainly for servers and other industrial applications that must function properly at remote sites as portables. The Kodiak advantage is resistance to adverse conditions, rigorous structure and a space-saving design available in four sizes: 20-, 24-, 28- and 30-inch depth. The new 30-inch deep roto-molded shock rack SKB case was developed for those companies who use the deeper servers, such as the new Dell and Compaq models. No other manufacturer offers a rotationally molded 30-inch-deep rack that fits inside the center portion of the case.

Also, each Kodiak features a frame installed in a roto-molded shell. The frames are constructed with threaded steel rails and aluminum cross components. They are clamped together at each joint in an H-shaped configuration with solid steel rivets.

The Kodiak compound hinge system assures superior adaptability: open the latches, which can be replaced in the field, and the lid will freely swing out and around in a 270º arc so that it can lie flat. For those who prefer not to have lids flapping in the wind or obstructing their work, there is definitely a solution. Go lid-free. No problem. All lids can be removed with a swift, easy lifting motion, and reinstallation will only take seconds. Also, the front and rear lids are both fitted with a rubber gasket for protection of the portables against water. But that's not the only thing that will keep servers dry. The unique plug-style sealing system means the lid actually penetrates the body of the rack with a molded protrusion that is about one inch thick. This provides unrivaled sealing and anti-shear characteristics. A Kodiak can help a portable device weather any storm.

But that's not all. The highly evolved Kodiak has replaced the metal coil shock system with the new elastomeric shock technology. The eight HM-245 elastomeric shocks are capable of load ranges of 40 to 150 lbs. (18 kg to 68 kg), and naturally provide an increased level of protection for valuable portable equipment. And when on the road, if adjusting multiple weight bearing requirements is a necessity, the shocks can easily be swapped out and replaced with additional shocks that can handle extended payload ranges.

A Kodiak shipping case is also equipped with ergonomic spring-loaded, rubber over-molded handles; recessed, heavy-duty twist latches; and removable 4-inch casters. As a result, these cases meet most Air Transport Association and military specifications for shipping portables. When reaching a remote site, each series of shock rack-mounted Kodiak cases stacks securely with wheels on or off. And this evolutionary design allows both lids to open completely while stacked.    

Like all SKB cases, the Kodiak is manufactured with ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene. This unique material was originally specified by the military for use in weapons cases, because it is impervious to solvents, fuels, toxic liquids and any other external challenges or accidents one may face while on the road. The material is essentially indestructible and forms the impenetrable shield sensitive portable technology can't do without.

All SKB shipping cases come with The Million Mile Guaranty. If you break it, SKB will repair or replace it - forever. The evolutionary Kodiak arrives with The Million and One Mile Guaranty. Why does Kodiak go the extra mile? Because it can.

For more info, visit; call 800-440-9925 in the U.S. or 909-613-1547 internationally; fax 909-613-1979; or write to CPD Industries at 4665 State Street, Montclair, CA 91763.


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