Smart Technologies PA System Case
This case was designed for Smart Technologies. The case is designed to transport the PA system used for trade shows around the world in the most demanding transportation situations. The case is also designed to be easy to move by incorporating over a years worth of ergonomic research by the LM Cases design department. This case features custom "pole" handles mounted in the front and rear lid that allow 90% of North American Males & Females to push or pull the case with their arm and forearm at a 90 degree angle. This angle allows maximum force to be applied with the least amount of physical strain. To aid in moving the case, we outfitted it with custom designed Darcor 3 wheel casters. The casters allow the outer two wheels to spin in opposite directions taking the weight off the center caster which makes the case easier to move.
Because the case is so easy to move, a specially designed braking system had to be designed to not only hold the case in place while it was being loaded and unloaded; but also provide a way to be stop the case if it got away from the handler. The brake system uses a single action lever on each side of the case that uses a rubber bumper to contact the ground and stop the case. The case can be stopped by engaging one brake in an emergency and be held in place while fully loaded at a 15 degree angle with both brakes engaged.
The exterior of the case also features LM Cases' proprietary aluminum forklift guard to protect the bottom of the case during shipment. The guard is extruded using 1/4" aluminum and contours the aluminum corner stock used to hold the plywood panels. This allows a flush design that prevents the guard from being damaged or ripped off. The case is built out of our proprietary 1/2" composite panels laminated with orange ABS and features custom silkscreens of the SMART logo.
The interior features storage for 2 QSC K8 powered speakers, a Soundcraft EPM 8 mixer, speaker stands and wireless mics. The speakers are stored in the optimal ergonomic height and position to allow easy loading and unloading. The interior also features a custom made product placement sheet to show all users of the case what equipment is included in the system as well as where each piece will fit in the case. The wireless mics and system cables are stored in a 1/2" baltic birch drawer mounted on the inside of the case.
Special thanks to SMART Technologies!