SKB Introduced Fly-Racks at 2016 NAB

At 2016 NAB, SKB debuted a line of ATA Fly Racks that will protect delicate electronics during rough travel.

SKB said the internal Fly Rack frames are made in Orange, California and are built of high strength, lightweight aluminium alloy and 11 gauge hot rolled carbon steel rack rails – the same shock rack cages found in SKB’s military-grade shock racks.

Each internal rack contains front and rear rack rails with a 13-inch rack depth. ABS plastic covers the top and bottom of the removable shock rack for added protection when the rack is out of the case.

The rack frame will easily fit into SKB’s iSeries case that is protected by high quality PE foam that provides space for protruding knobs and buttons as well. iSeries watertight cases are lightweight and under 62 linear inches keeping them from being oversized – the perfect solution when flying or shipping delicate equipment.

The Fly Racks are less than half the weight of standard shock racks.

Sky Rack case

Sky Rack case

SKB’s ATA Fly Racks are housed in iSeries cases that are molded of ultra-high-strength polypropylene copolymer resin, with a gasketed, water and dust proof submersible design (MIL- C-4150) that is resistant to corrosion and impact damage.

The cases include stainless steel molded-in hinges, TSA acceptable trigger release latches, comfortable snap-down rubber over- molded cushion grip handles and an automatic ambient pressure equalization valve (MIL-STD- 648C).

The 3i-2217-103U and 3i-2217-12U4 Fly Racks have a pullout handle and convenient wheels for transport and all Fly Racks are made in the USA.

The Fly Packs are priced between $398.99 and $499.99.

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