Our engineers and designers provide decades of experience developing products for diverse industries including aerospace, appliance, automotive and electronics. From custom totes and pallets to part specific dunnage, SSI SCHAEFER designs a custom solution to protect your products and strengthen your supply chain performance.
SSI SCHAEFER packaging experts work to observe processes before the design phase. This first step is crucial to gather data and understand exact working conditions.
SSI SCHAEFER packaging engineers work on a design for your specific solution. By selecting the highest quality materials, our team designs a cost effective and durable product.
After concept approval, SSI SCHAEFER provides a detailed timeline and an itemized quote with terms and conditions.
Before manufacturing, clients receive a prototype. Prototyping allows SSI SCHAEFER to determine the best fit and protection.
After proving the concept, the team validates each process. This is a crucial step in making certain that custom containers and dunnage meet expectations in the field.
SSI SCHAEFER has over 80 years of manufacturing experience. Our manufacturing facility is ISO 9001 certified and includes quality assurance testing.
Your SSI SCHAEFER consultant continues to stay in touch. Should your process change as your business grows, SSI SCHAEFER works with you to enhance your program with your processes.
Both durability and sustainability are compromised when expendable materials are used for shipping, storing, or assembly. SSI SCHAEFER is at the forefront of protective packaging for return shipments, custom applications, and even electronics.
Now, SSI SCHAEFER introduces SCHAEFGUARD the utmost in product protection and engineered for maximum part to container ratio.
Reusable packaging manufactured to specific requirements can protect delicate precision parts while providing an excellent way to safeguard even the most durable heavy-duty components. Custom reusable packaging allows any manufacturer to implement sustainability while delivering cost savings to the bottom line.
SSI SCHAEFER delivers each custom product with the same quality and function that you expect from the SSI SCHAEFER family. Each piece is manufactured using our ISO 9001 process and meets the SSI SCHAEFER Green Logistics seal of approval. The SSI SCHAEFER manufacturing facility includes the latest in energy savings tools and techniques.
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Die cutting is an inexpensive fabrication method that allows multiple numbers of the same or different dunnage components to be cut at the same time. Components can be nested closely together to minimize the amount of raw material scrap and reduce the finished cost of each unit. Each die has a long life cycle and is repairable, both easily and inexpensively, when wear or damage occurs.
Sewn textile dunnage offers a strong, durable way to secure materials together. SSI SCHAEFER offers industrial sewing capabilities that allow textiles to be sewn together or to other dunnage materials such as plastic. SSI SCHAEFER can sew textile materials to the cut edge of plastic corrugated partitions to create a soft protective binding that prevents mar and abrasion to parts that are loaded and unloaded from dunnage sets.
The water jet manufacturing process allows intricate designs to be cut from foams, plastics, and composite materials. Water jet applications utilize CNC precision with the cutting power of a high pressure stream of water. Parts are nested closely together minimizing raw material waste without the investment of tooling or dies.
From the initial design of a custom fit dunnage solution to a specialty reusable container or bulk bin, SSI SCHAEFER delivers where others can’t. New ideas in reusable packaging makes the difference.
SSI SCHAEFER designs injection molded dunnage as a drop-in insert for existing totes or molded into a tote as a single unit. Injection molded dunnage maintains highly precise tolerances and maximizes part density within the tote—making it an excellent fit for robotic and automated systems. Injection molded dunnage is suggested for high volume production applications.
A CNC (computer numeric control) machine moves a cutter head around a large surface area within X-, Y-, and Z-axes areas—allowing it to make 3-D movements. The cutter head moves through the material in any direction allowing it to cut any shape from virtually any material including plastic, foam, aluminum, wood, and composites. The head can cut, carve, or machine the material it is converting.
Dunnage components are made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and ultra-molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW). Foamed high-density polyethylene has the strength of HDPE but is lighter in weight. SSI SCHAEFER creates complicated part cradles or tight tolerance trays for both robotic and automated systems.
Ultrasonic welding is a process whereby high-frequency ultrasonic acoustic vibrations are applied with pressure in a concentrated area. The acoustic vibrations create a weld point for common or uncommon materials that are fused together making mechanical fasteners such as screws, bolts, or adhesives unnecessary. This process works particularly well for thermoplastics.