POLYGRAPH INSTRUMENT SHIPPING
United Parcel Service®
1. Use a corrugated box.
For best results, use a new box large enough to allow room for adequate cushioning material on all sides of the contents. If the box has already been used, remove old labels or other shipment markings from the box. Never exceed the maximum gross weight for the box, which is usually printed on the bottom flap.
2. Provide internal protection.
To properly cushion the contents of your package, wrap each item separately. Fragile articles need to be protected from each other and separated from the corners and sides of the box to prevent damage.
Various materials can be used for cushioning and protection, including:
Note: Fragile objects such as polygraph instruments require special packaging for safe shipment.
3. Close it securely.
- Proper closure is just as important as adequate cushioning. For best results, use one of these types of tape:
- Pressure-sensitive plastic or nylon-reinforced tape.
- Water-activated paper tape. Use 60-pound grade tape at least three inches wide. Apply three strips to both the top and bottom of the box.
- Water-activated reinforced tape. Similar to plain paper tape, except that reinforcing fibers have been added for strength. This tape requires only two center seam strips, in contrast to the six strips necessary for paper tape.
- Do not use masking tape, cellophane tape, string, or paper overwrap.
4. Use proper labeling.
For more information on shipping or tracking your shipments progress visit the UPS Web Site.
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