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Aluminum Case Co. (ACC) manufactures a comprehensive line of aluminum cases
engineered to meet the needs of the most demanding customer. Our stock cases
include carrying cases, bank cases, print cases, computer cases, footlockers, and
tool chests - all ready for immediate shipment. Custom Cases are also available.

CASE OPTIONS

ACC stock products are sized, configured and optioned to provide our customers with a practical, cost effective solution for their case requirements. At the same time, we pride ourselves on our ability to adapt our products to satisfy unique applications. Ranging from something as simple as a size modification to something as involved as a custom-engineered case, we're here to help. Popular case options are as follows:

Size

Our ability to manufacture cases is not limited by the physical size of any tool or die within our production processes, which is often the situation with plastic cases and "drawn" metal cases. Thus, if you have a particular size requirement, let us know. There is no reason to compromise your design when you select an ACC case, or any need to incur the added expense of handling and shipping unnecessary mass (particularly on a recurring basis).

Following are photographs of stock products modified in size, as well as cases designed and engineered to accommodate contents of unusual size:

Plus Sized Model 186
Re-Sized Stock Case

Plus-Sized Model 186
19” L x 14” W x 6” H (1” added to L & W)
ALBigBox Tool Chest
ALBigBox Tool Chest

ALBigBOX Tool Chest
77" L x 22" W x 24" H (17" added to L)
ALBigBox Tool Chest
Equipment Case

Equipment Case
54" L x 8" W x 5" H

Presentation Case
Presentation Case

Presentation Case
11-1/2" L x 9" W x 3/4" H

Exterior Appearance

Colors & Textures. Many of our customers are surprised to learn that the highly desirable [rugged] industrial look of an aluminum case can be matched with colors and textures often associated with brand identity. At ACC, it is not that usual at all. We offer a wide selection of case exterior finishes summarized as follows:

Aluminum in a Satin (Mill) Finish
Aluminum in a Satin (Mill) Finish

Aluminum in a Satin (Mill) Finish
Aluminum in a Clear Anodized Finish
Aluminum in a Clear Anodized Finish

Aluminum in a Clear Anodized Finish
Aluminum in a Color-Dyed Anodized Finish
Aluminum in a Color-Dyed Anodized Finish

Aluminum in a Color-Dyed Anodized Finish

Aluminum in a Powder Coated Finish
Aluminum in a Powder Coated Finish

Aluminum in a Powder Coated Finish
(spray painted and wrinkle finishes also available)
Aluminum with a Vinyl-Clad Texture
Aluminum with a Vinyl-Clad Texture

Aluminum with a Vinyl-Clad Texture

Branded Identity. Your company name / logo can be prominently displayed on the exterior of your ACC case. For this purpose, we can outfit your ACC case with high performance Mylar labels, silk-screened artwork and/or identification plates (adhesive-backed or riveted) to your specifications. Serialized cases are also available.

ACC Case with Brand Identity
ACC Case with Brand Identity

ACC Case with Brand Identity

Mil-Spec. Compliance. ACC cases are also available in finishes necessary to meet US military specifications (mil-spec. finishes).

Interior Designs

ACC cases are available in a number of interior configurations designed to meet your needs as well as your budget.

Foam Panel Option. With the selection of this option, your case is supplied with removable Ester foam panels (primarily 1" in thickness). Ester is soft, open cell foam that provides a uniform appearance and excellent shock absorbency (density is 2 LB / ft3). The panels can be cut to fit the profile of your contents with a sharp knife. This option is a popular choice, and the most cost effective. Ester is a polyester-based polyurethane product.

Foam Positioning Blocks. Your cargo is tough, and certainly your ACC case is tough. You want the payload secured, but you're not concerned with the frills (aesthetics). What do you do? Our Foam Positioning Block option is the answer.

With this option, our case experts examine the intended interior layout of your case and design a grid of precisely located foam blocks to accommodate the payload. The result is a partial-perimeter cavity that houses your contents securely in a manner best described as a glove-fit. Firm, closed cell foam is used for this purpose (density is 2 LB /  ft3). Firm, closed cell foam is a polyethylene product.

Semi-Custom Foam Interior. If you interested in the best of both worlds - adequately protected contents and a factory-installed, image conscience interior - our Semi-Custom Foam Interior option is the likely choice. With this option, our case experts will design a foam interior for your contents that has the fit-and-finish one would expect with the inherent quality of your payload. Depending on the application, a combination of foam products (including 1.7 LB /  ft3 density, heat laminated polyethylene foam) is used for this purpose.

Custom Foam Interior (OEM Quality). With the selection of our Custom Foam Interior option, we will design a foam insert for your case that matches the exact profile of your contents. Foam type, color and properties are selected on a payload-by-payload basis with insets produced using a wet jet or die cut process depending on order quantity. [A tooling charge may apply for larger production runs.] Custom foam inserts are an excellent choice if you plan to use one case for multiple, alternative interior configurations. We welcome your inquiry. Our case experts would be happy to assist you in the design of your case interior.

Interior Pallets. Stock briefcase and tool case pallets are available, as well as interior pallets custom designed to meet your requirements.

Specialty Applications. ACC interior options extend far beyond those typically found in an off-the-shelf carrying case. Over the years, we have designed unique case interiors for countless customers. Following are just a few of the specialty interior options we offer:

  • Partitions
  • Compartments (with or without locks)
  • Dashboards (for mounting of controls)
  • Interior Racking
  • Access Ports / Cable Connector Holes
  • Case-Within-A-Case Designs

Wheels / Casters

Mobility is important, and often a critical requirement for contents involving considerable mass. For these applications, we offer a wide selection of wheel options ranging from 2-1/2" wheels for conventional use (exhibition centers, airports, etc.) to larger diameter wheels intended for rural, dirt road terrain. And unlike other cases, the superior strength and rigidity of an ACC case eliminates the need for any telescoping handle. If the case is of sufficient length (L > 30"), the end carrying handle is all that is needed to effortlessly maneuver an ACC case. Following are examples of some of the wheel options we offer:

Wheels
Wheels

 Wheels  -  Normal & Rugged Use
ALBigBox Tool Chest Optional Caster Kit
ALBigBox Tool Chest Optional Caster Kit


ALBigBOX Tool Chest Optional Caster Kit
(factory or field installed / removable / includes stiffener plate)

Wheels w/ Telescoping Handle
Wheels w/ Telescoping Handle

Wheels w/ Telescoping Handle

Hardware

Hardware used on our stock cases is carefully selected to match the size of the case, and the speculated weight of the potential contents. In is not uncommon, however, for our customers to request alternative hardware such as additional latching points (locks) or an upgraded handle. We also routinely outfit our cases with D-ring provisions for shoulder straps. Popular hardware options include:

  • Tubular Steel Handles
  • Aluminum or Steel Handles w/ 90° stops
  • Spring Loaded Handles
  • Recessed Handles
  • Continuous Hinges
  • Take-a-Part Hinges
  • Plastic Bumpers
  • Rubber Bumpers
  • Aluminum Glides (feet)
  • Stacking Hardware
  • Shoulder Strap Provisions
  • Shoulder Straps
  • Twist Latches
  • Padlock Hasps
  • Provisions for Security Seals
  • Ground & Polished Welded Seams
    (powder coated & paint sprayed cases)

Stainless steel hardware for marine applications and specialty hardware such as desiccant baskets, pressure relief valves, internal/external ribbing and/or fork lift channels are also available.

As you view our case photos, if you notice case hardware that you prefer, simply let us know. Possibly it can be used on the case of your choice. Alternative and/or additional case hardware is available at an additional charge.

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