Calzone Case Co. News How To: Measure Equipment

How To: Measure Equipment

Posted on: January 4th, 2012

Between Calzone and Anvil Cases, we have over 100 combined years of experience in the road case business. If there’s a piece of equipment that needs protection during transportation, chances are that we have built a case for it (or something similar). There isn’t much we haven’t seen; we’ve made cases for the Vince Lombardi trophy, a five-and-a-half foot tall Toy Story Woody made of Legos, and a 10 foot boa constrictor (yes, we once made a case for a huge snake, and yes, we remembered to drill air holes).

There was no Lego snake in his boot, however.

Because of our years of experience, we have accumulated over 100,000 designs in our database and can usually just pull up the design for whatever equipment you have. Our engineering department can model virtually all equipment using our┬áProprietary┬áPRE design software and build a case around it. There are instances that you may need to measure something, however, and you shouldn’t be intimidated because it’s quite easy. Just measure the length of the outermost dimension of each side (length, width, and height) and we can format the foam to fit the equipment snuggly.




Keep in mind that if a piece of equipment has various elevations (say, a keyboard that is 6 inches tall in the back and 3 inches tall in the front), you will also need to provide those dimensions. Finally, the weight of your equipment is important because this will determine the type and density of foam we use for the bottom of the case to ensure optimal protection and support of your equipment.

Keep an eye out for our next post about what to consider when selecting options for your cases.